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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

TOS Review: Creation Illustrated Magazine

I have given up all of my magazine subscriptions.  Whether you can relate or not- or agree or not- I find magazines tend to make me a bit discontent.  Discontent with my size, with my house, it even spills into other areas of my life.  (My addiction to Pinterest rendered my last magazine subscription {Martha Stewart Living} totally redundant! That also made it easier to give it up!)

I recently had the review Creation Illustrated magazine.

I'm ashamed to say that I had never heard of this publication prior to reviewing it.  When it arrived and I opened the envelope, I literally gasped aloud!  Two words....lovely and refreshing.  The photography is astounding and the writing is purely inspirational!  Take a look at just the covers of this past years magazines:

Winter 2012

Spring 2012

Summer 2011

Fall 2011

 You can see how inspiring the photography is- just from the covers alone!  Would you like to peek inside, as well?

That's right- there's a yummy segment on food-complete with recipes!

And who doesn't love a fabulous animal article??!!

I was already totally impressed with this magazine and it's uplifting message, which I had grown so unaccustomed to thru periodical media, of encouragement and confidence in God as our Creator.... then I read about the publishers on their website...

"Creation Illustrated is published quarterly (beginning in Fall 1993) as a private, nonprofit, non-denominationally owned ministry dedicated to the eternal impact of sharing Biblical truth through the blessings of God's creation.
The editors and publishers are a Christian couple, Tom and Jennifer Ish, who homeschooled their daughter, Melissa, and have dedicated their lives to serving God by providing positive choices in reading material for the whole family.

Mission Statement:
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."

You can begin to see why I became excited about my sit downs with a cup of English Breakfast and my magazines!  The sad part??  There's only four delectible issues a year!  Here's the price break-down for a subscription:

Add $5.00/year for Canadian postage
Add $10.00/year for Foreign postage

And here's a list of articles you can expect in each issue:

Creation Up Close feature
  • Creatures Near and Dear to Us feature
  • Lens on Creation
  • Outdoor Adventure feature
  • Creation Day feature: next day in the series
  • Creation Highlights
  • Creation Stewardship
  • Gardens from Eden feature
  • My Walk with God feature
  • Genesis Cuisine recipes
  • Children’s story
  • A Youth Photo Contest
  • Giving Thanks
  • Sharing our Mail
  • Uplifting poetry
  • Instructional Guide
  • Resource Guide

  • Some of the upcoming features for Summer 2012 Edition
    Outdoor Adventure - Family Cycling Trip in British Columbia, Canada
    Creation Up Close - Trees of Righteousness
    Lens on Creation - Least Tern Colony in Biloxi and Gulfport, MS with Bobby Harrison
    Creativity in the Garden - Herb Garden
    Genesis Cuisine - Cherry Recipes
    My Walk with God/Gardening - Big Red: the Horse that Revealed God's Love
    Children's Story - Destined to be a Duck
    Creation Week - Day 7 on the Creation of Rest & Worship
    If you would like to receive a free issue before committing to purchase a subscription, find it here.  If you'd like to subscribe online with a credit card, you can save $5 per subscription.
    Disclaimer: I was given four issues of Creation Illustrated in exchange for an honest and objective review.


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