So we were so excited to chosen to review Creation Illustrated because, as the title indicates, it is all about God's creation. Even before receiving the magazines, I browsed through their website to learn more about them. I learned that Creation Illustrated was founded by husband & wife, Tom & Jennifer Ish, in 1993. They wanted to serve the Lord and work together from their home, if possible. He blessed them with the creation of this magazine. And since then, "Creation Illustrated is published quarterly as a private, nonprofit, non-denominationally owned ministry dedicated to the eternal impact of sharing Biblical truth through the blessings of God's creation."
You can read more about it on their Who Are We page. Not only was I able to learn more about who they are but also what they believe:
"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." (creationillustrated.com)
Each issue contains 3 sections: Nature, Scripture, & in Living. These are meant to "provide a balance of mental, spiritual, and physical enrichment" that everyone needs. There are inspiring articles and uplifting spiritual, character-building lessons for readers of all ages. There is even an instructional guide in each issue that can be used as a lesson planner for homeschooling or simply to retain some of the facts you read. This is a great way to get your children to thinking about what they're reading.
I also found in each of the issues, a section called Genesis Cuisine. This section offers wonderful recipes that are even on a recipe "cards" (see pic). My daughter loves this section, too.
You can, too. Subscriptions start at
$19.95/year (4 issues). Additional years are as follows:
2 years (8 issues) - $37.95
3 years (12 issues) - $53.95
Add $5.00/year for Canadian postage
Add $10.00/year for Foreign postage
These magazines are certain to be treasured by your family & not just tossed away after reading. They're certainly keepsakes.
And remember, you can get a free introductory offer, too.