She loves the cartoonish illustrations …
… and all the bright, bold, beautiful colors artist Catelina Echeverri used in making the charming pictures for this book.
I agree that the illustrations are lots of fun to look at, but I have an even greater appreciation for the concepts taught in God’s Very Good Idea.
Not only does the author give a Biblically accurate account of the creation of man, but also includes other historical information, such as a dated list of some of man’s great ideas of the past (inventions on the order of roller skates, soaker guns, and chocolate chip cookies).
It’s a fun book, yet it does not shy away from the devastating effects of the Fall, nor from what it meant for God to rescue us out of our bondage to sin.
The book is full of life and light and hope, for God’s Very Good Idea includes His very good plan for reconciling sinners to Himself.
Honestly, the only thing I didn’t like about this book is the fact that the author was not as careful about grammar usage as I would have liked — for instance, she often uses plural pronouns for singular antecedents.
(Sadly, the same thing can be said of many newspaper and magazine articles I’ve read, as well. I write a weekly column for a local newspaper myself, and sometimes even my own editor swaps out my proper grammar in favor of this contemporary but unfortunate trend, to my utter exasperation!)
But, as Newbell rightly notes, God made us all different… and what drives one person crazy may not even register with somebody else. So if you don’t see anything wrong with the above passage or the following excerpts, you’ll likely not be bothered by the handful of grammar mistakes that jumped out at me.
If, on the other hand, sentences like these sound to you like fingernails on blackboards, then you should either skip this book or do as I do and edit as you go. 🙂