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The Real Story of the Creation [Hardcover]

By Paul L. Maier (Author) & Robert T. Barrett (Illustrator)
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In eloquent and authoritative language accompanied by realistic paintings, this volume describes the creation of the world as revealed in Scripture. As the book unfolds, readers learn about the fall into sin and the implications and the promised Savior.

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Studio: Concordia Publishing House
Pages   28
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.35" Width: 10.19" Height: 0.39"
Weight:   1.1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2007
Publisher   Concordia Publishing House
Age  8-12
ISBN  0758612656  
ISBN13  9780758612656  

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More About Paul L. Maier & Robert T. Barrett

Paul L. Maier Dr. Paul L. Maier is the Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University and a much-published author of both scholarly and popular works. His novels include two historical documentaries — Pontius Pilate and The Flames of Rome — as well as A Skeleton in God’s Closet, a theological thriller that became a #1 national bestseller in religious fiction when it first released. Sequels, More than a Skeleton and The Constantine Codex, followed in 2003 and 2011.

His nonfiction works include In the Fullness of Time, a book that correlates sacred with secular evidence from the ancient world impinging on Jesus and early Christianity; Josephus: The Essential Works, a new translation / commentary on writings of the first-century Jewish historian; and Eusebius: The Church History, a similar book on the first Christian historian. More than five million of Maier’s books are now in print in twenty languages, as well as over 250 scholarly articles and reviews in professional journals.

Dr. Maier lectures widely, appears frequently on national radio, television, and newspaper interviews, and has received numerous awards. He has also penned seven children’s books and hosted six video seminars dealing with Jesus, St. Paul, the early church, and current Christianity.

Paul L. Maier lived in the state of Michigan. Paul L. Maier was born in 1662 and died in 1752.

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A great way to share the biblical story of creation with your kids.  Jun 12, 2008
The Real Story of Creation is yet another great addition to the long list of children's books we've seen from Dr. Paul L. Maier over the past few years. This story is divided into twelve, two page chapters. Chapters two through eleven, each have a short scripture quotation from the New International version, which is relevant to the retelling of the creation story as found in the book of Genesis. Dr. Maier's writing and Robert T. Barrett's illustrations unfold the creation story in a way that is appealing to the mind and the eye of both adults and children alike. The key themes found in this book are:

* The Biblical account of creation. (Chapter 2 through 9)
* The fall of Man. (Chapter 10 & 11)
* God's promise of salvation in Jesus. (Chapter 12)

In addition to the key themes above, chapter one touches on several other creation accounts:

* Ancient Mesopotamia - Marduk kills Tiamat and cuts her in two to form the sky and the earth
* Egyptians - Re's creation of the world, while sitting on a hill of living slime
* Greeks & Romans - Heaven married earth and gave birth to the Titans.
These other creation accounts found in chapter one may serve as a good introduction for parents wanting to introduce their children to other creation accounts from the ancient near east.

I would highly recommend this book for parents wanting to introduce their children to the Biblical story of creation. Parents and children alike will be engaged by Dr. Maier's writing and captivated by Richard T. Barrett's illustrations. For those of you who enjoy this work, I'd also recommend several other illustrated children's books by Dr. Maier:

* The Very First Christmas (St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 1998)
* The Very First Easter (St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 1999)
* The Very First Christians (St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 2001)
* Martin Luther: A Man Who Changed the World (St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 2004)
* The Real Story of Flood (St. Louis, Mo: Concordia Publishing House, 2008)

Paul L. Maier is the Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University. His areas of research include manuscript and text analysis, archaeology, and the comparison of secular and sacred sources from the first century A.D. Dr. Maier also serves as the second vice-president of the Lutheran Church -Missouri Synod. Two of his more well known, recent publications are More Than a Skeleton (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2003) and (with H. Hanegraaff), The Davinci Code-Fact or Fiction? (Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale, 2004). In addition to these works, Dr. Maier has written over 250 scholarly articles and has nine other books to his credit.

Robert T. Barrett is an accomplished painter, muralist, illustrator, and also a professor of art. He has illustrated another work by Dr. Maier titled: The Real Story of the Flood (St. Louis, Mo: Concordia Publishing House, 2008).
Beautiful!  Aug 7, 2007
This book is so beautiful! It is the story of creation--but taught in a child-friendly, yet very impactful way! The paintings are spectacular and bring to life the creation account. Highly recommended!

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