Monday, June 18, 2012

Schoolhouse Crew Review- Creation Illustrated

We don't do many magazines in our house.  Quite frankly, I simply do not have the time, not only to read them, but to weed out the trash from the good stuff.  Not a problem with the magazine I recently had the privilege of reviewing, Creation Illustrated!  Think a Christian version of National Geographic.  Stunning photography, engaging articles and written for the whole family and sprinkled with scripture throughout.  From their website:
"Our purpose is to share the wonders of God's creation. By revealing fresh insights of His infinite wisdom, gentle touch, undeniable justice, redeeming love, and flawless design, pure truth shall bring renewed peace. Each part of this publication is offered as a reprieve from the daily rigors of life so that all can look to the future with unbridled gratitude and hope."

When I received the four latest issues in the mail last month, the first thing I noticed was the quality of the magazines.  Each page is a heavy, glossy paper- ready to hold up for years of enjoyment.  In each issue there are three themes- Creation in Nature, Creation in Scripture and Creation in Living.  There are articles about nature, animals, and points of interests, as well as a children's story in each issue and tons of amazing photography! 

One of our favorite parts of this magazine is each issue included an Instructional Guide.  For each article there are questions to ask and discuss.  Not only does this help with checking reading comprehension for your children, but also gives a great jumping off point for family discussions.

The photographer in our family, NOT ME, is getting ready to enter the photography contest they have in each issue, inspired by the editor/publishers' daughter, Melissa, who is the associate photo editor and judge of the contest.  My oldest son's favorite aspect was the children's stories, particularly one entitled "Wild Pony Witness" by Katrina Rogers.  I loved that every article pointed to God and that I could allow my children to read a magazine from cover to cover without the worry of negative worldly ideas and values.  How fun to even see the five year old enjoy looking at the pictures!

You can get a free introductory issue by simply clicking here!  I encourage you to give it a try, I think you will be pleased.

Creation Illustrated, published by Tom and Jennifer Tish four times a year and can be purchased for $19.95 for a year, $37.95 for two, or $53.95 for three.  If you pay now by credit card you can save $5.00 per year!


Disclaimer- I received four complementary copies of Creation Illustrated to review in exchange for my honest opinion.  The views expressed are mine alone, and were not influenced by the publisher in any way.


  1. My girls are entering the photography contest, too. Isn't that a fun bonus?

    1. Love that it encourages the younger ages to get involved!


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