For almost 25 years my children have been receiving magazine subscriptions, as Christmas gifts, from two of the best aunts in the world! When we had only small children they ordered Your Big Backyard; as we added children to our household, the aunts kept up with the older ones and added Ranger Rick. We continued to add a newborn every couple of years, for several years, and the older ones just never stopped getting older; so, eventually National Geographic was added. Last year was the first year in a long time that Big Backyard did not come to our house. My “littles” have finally outgrown it. You wouldn’t believe how many back issues of these magazines I have kept! My children have always been interested in nature; animals, bugs, trees, water, etc. They read about it, draw it, take photos of it, and generally appreciate God’s creation of it, every single day.
I wish I had known about Creation Illustrated! It would have been at the top of my Humbly-Request-Your-Consideration-of-These-Magazines List for the aunts gift subscription choices.
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Creation Illustrated has been published, by Tom and Jennifer Ish, for 19 years, and they have dedicated it to “sharing the wonders of God’s creation in nature, in Scripture, and in living.”
Spring 2012 Issue of Creation Illustrated
Features of the Spring 2012 issue include:
- A Creatures Near and Dear to Us feature on hummingbirds called “Flying Jewels”
- An Outdoor Adventure story on Yellowstone National Park
- A Lens on Creation snapshot of birds on “Bonaventure Island”
- A Creation Day 6, Part 3 story on the Creation of Humans
- Creation Highlights in the news
- A Creation Resource Guide
- A Creation Stewardship page
- My Walk with God story called “Bloom Where You’re Planted”
- A Genesis Cuisine recipe section featuring Smoothies for homemakers
- A Wholesome Living Guide
- An encouraging children’s story called “Bunny Surprise”
- A Youth Photo Contest
- An Instructional Guide to help homeschoolers and teachers glean key spiritual and character-building lessons from each article
- An Educational Resource Guide
- Uplifting poetry
- And more!
These magazines are stunning and impressive in their quality! Every page is printed on heavy paper, using vivid color and high gloss. A 55 page, Biblically founded, nature journal. Unlike National Geographic, in the respect that I do not have to say, “Don’t browse through the magazine until I get the chance to look at it first,” when it comes in the mail. With NG I had to have the opportunity to prepare for discussion of some content, ahead of time; some articles and pictures were not even approved for viewing, at certain ages. I trust Creation Illustrated and it is a free-for-all to see who gets it first!
Comments or Questions?
email – ci@CreationIllustrated.com
phone – 1.800.360.2732
or write –
P.O. Box 7955
Auburn, CA 95604-7955
A 1-year subscription, 4 issues is $19.95, 2-yrs. (8) for $37.95, or 3-yrs. (12) for $53.95. There are several back issues available for $2.99 each plus s/h. Although, I understand the costs of publication, compared to the larger magazines, I acknowledge that some might find this a little steep in price. I can get more issues, for less money, if I choose a different magazine, but also get a lack of my God in creation, old-earth mentality, evolution, and assundry other ideas I’d rather not deal with every time a page is turned. I, personally, think the cost is worth it and I’ll adjust my budget, or put in a request to the aunts, to support the wonder that is Creation Illustrated magazine.
Please, follow the links I’ve posted here and take a few minutes to read the opinions of an outstanding group of reviewers, by clicking the graphic below.
Disclaimer* Four issues of this magazine were given to me, free of charge, in exchange for my honest review, as a member of the Schoolhouse Review Crew. I receive no other compensation for my reviews on this blog. The opinions expressed are my own.
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