20 June 2012

*Creation Illustrated*: a Review

I admit it.  I am a magazine junkie.  There, I said it.  

It's true though.  I love a great magazine!  And I love great magazines for my family.  And Creation Illustrated is just that--a wonderful family magazine.  Sometimes described as the "Christian answer to National Geographic", it is full of amazing nature photography and great writing all printed on lovely high-quality paper.  

Each article in this publication is full of Scripture and is written from a Creationist point of view.  That is important to our family as we are teaching our children a Biblical worldview.  That's not to say we don't read other publications, but it's so nice to be able to hand your child a lovely magazine to read knowing that it contains trustworthy content.

The articles in this magazine range from scientific to inspiring personal experience stories.  They are well-written and contain many interesting facts.

Creation Illustrated has several monthly features that we really enjoy.  Creation Highlights is one feature that discusses new scientific discoveries.  Creation Stewardship tells how we can better care for this world we've been blessed with.  There is even a monthly youth photo contest where students from ages 5-15 are encouraged to try out their skills with a camera.  

Another great section of this magazine is the Instructional Guide where students (and parents) can test their comprehension of the articles they've just read.  A fun word search puzzle is generally included in this guide as well.  
Another interesting part of this publication is Genesis Cuisine which includes very healthful recipes to try with your family.  They even provide the recipes in a convenient recipe-card-sized format that is easily cut out and added to your personal recipe box.  

Creation Illustrated is published four times a year and a one-year subscription costs $19.95.  However, you can save on this price by ordering a two-year subscription for $37.95 or a three-year subscription for $53.95.  They even offer a FREE trial issue for you to try!  Check that out here.

If you are looking for a way to bring Biblically-based publications into your home for your family to enjoy and learn from, Creation Illustrated would be a great place to start!

Don't forget to head over to the Schoolhouse Review Crew blog to see what other homeschool parents have to say about Creation Illustrated.


Disclaimer: I was given one-year's subscription worth of Creation Illustrated through the Schoolhouse Review Crew in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.

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