Let There Be Light by Archbishop Desmond Tutu – Review & Giveaway

Let There Be Light

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Let There Be Light – Book Review

There are some books whose covers are so inviting, you cannot wait to delve into the book and begin the journey that awaits you.

There are some stories that are so compelling, you want to hear them over and over again.

There are some illustrations that are so stunning, you wish you could frame every one.

There are some books that are so enchanting, they remind you of why you love to read!

Let There Be Light by Archbishop Desmond Tutu is one of those rare gem of a books!

Let There Be Light is a hot-off-the-presses children’s book that retells the biblical story of creation in the most magnificent of ways! The book is infused with all of the love and warmth that characterizes the story-telling abilities of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu and captures the artistic talents of New York Times best-selling author Nancy Tillman.

Let There Be Light - Sample Illustration

Let There Be Light is a story that never grows old.

Let There Be Light is a story that’s filled with love.

Quite frankly, I think Let There Be Light is destined to become a classic – and to become one of my favorite Children’s Books of the year!

You don’t have to be young to enjoy this book. If you are an art lover who enjoys beautifully illustrated books, you will want to add this to your collection!

I rate Let There Be Light 5 out of 5 stars.

Be sure to enter my giveaway for a chance to win a copy of your very own!

Let There Be Light – Book Trailer

About Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his lifelong struggle to bring equality, justice, and peace to his native country of South Africa. He is the author of numerous books including the Children of God Storybook Bible, God’s Dream, and Desmond and the Very Mean Word. From 2007 to 2013, Tutu was the founding Chair of the Elders, a group of global leaders who are working to promote the shared interests of humanity. In 2013 he received the Templeton Prize for advancing spiritual progress in the world. He lives in South Africa with his wife, Leah. They have four children and seven grandchildren.

Let There Be Light – Interview With Archbishop Desmond Tutu & Nancy Tillman

About Nancy Tillman

Nancy Tillman is an American author of children’s books. Her picture books focus on the love parents have for their children, and the last page in each of her books says “You are loved.”

Nancy Tillman is the author and illustrator of the bestselling picture book On the Night You Were Born; its companion journal, The Wonder of You; The Spirit of Christmas; and the New York Times bestsellers Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You and The Crown on Your Head. She also created the mischievous cat Tumford from Tumford the Terrible and Tumford’s Rude Noises, and illustrated It’s Time to Sleep, My Love, by Eric Metaxas. Nancy’s mission in creating her books is to convey to children everywhere that “You are loved.” She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Let There Be Light – Giveaway

Would you like to own a copy of Let There Be Light by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nancy Tillman? Thanks to Zonderkidz, I am excited to offer one of our US readers the opportunity to win this wonderful book! To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment AND submit your entries through the Rafflecopter form. This giveaway is open to all Create With Joy readers residing in the US, 18 years or older, now through Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Midnight PST.

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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Zonderkidz for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.


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29 Responses to “Let There Be Light by Archbishop Desmond Tutu – Review & Giveaway”

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  1. Christine M. (Cool Mom)
    Twitter: StanleyNKatrina

    Looks beautiful all around. I love finding new Biblical picture books that are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Christine you and your daughter will LOVE this book – the illustrations are stunning and the creation story is told in such a lovely way – best of luck to you, but if you don’t win – treat yourselves to a copy – this is definitely a keeper! 🙂

  2. Miranda says:

    This book looks really amazing!

  3. This looks like such a lovely book! I love Nancy Tillman’s artwork, so I’m not surprised that you describe it as frame-worthy. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing this with the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks for stopping by Katie! I can’t wait to read more of Nancy’s books. Her illustrations are just the type of artwork I could sit and pour over for hours in a book!

  4. Michelle L. says:

    Even if I don’t end up winning this book, I will definitely purchase it for my Christian children of color. Just the interview brought tears to my eyes. It is a rarity to find a book with this type of message, combined with the level of diversity, and wonderful illustrations. This is the type of book I can envision my children passing down to their children. It is one that I will probably purchase multiple copies of to share with others and give as gifts. Thank you for introducing me to this book.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      What a lovely and insightful comment Michelle!
      I had the same reaction when I first saw this book.
      This is my first review with Zonderkidz and I am so blessed to be able to share a book of such high caliber with you!

  5. Katie H says:

    I’m excited that the book retells the story of creation. I live in WI.

  6. Elizabeth says:

    It is written by such an inspiring figure!!

  7. Julie Grasso
    Twitter: jujuberry37

    Oh this looks stunning, if only we lived in the US, sob sob. Thanks so much for bringing this beautiful book to our attention on the Kid Lit Blog Hop

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Isn’t it stunning?
      I wish I could offer it worldwide!
      I hope you are able to get a copy – this is one you definitely want on your bookshelves!

      P.S. If you have a friend in the US that you would like to gift it to – consider entering and sending it to them! 🙂

  8. Katharine Davis says:

    I am most excited by the artwork, I love nothing better when reading to my kids than a beautifully illustrated book. I am in PA

  9. Hazel Moon says:

    What a delightful review of book and author. Not just children will appreciate the story told with excitement and reverence.

  10. Rea says:

    I love the illustrations. My son will definitely love this! 🙂 Too bad I don’t live in the US, can’t join the giveaway! Hehe

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I hope you’re able to get a copy of this lovely book Rea!
      I’m sorry the giveaway is limited to US readers only.
      The sponsor makes this determination, not me! 🙂

  11. April says:

    This looks like the perfect book to add to my very scarce book collection. Having a book by such a renowned author is awesome. I’ve entered from Florida! Thanks for sharing and linking up with Countdown in Style! Don’t forget to come back on Friday to see if you were featured!


  12. A big thank you to Tina at Booknificent Thursdays…if not for her, I would never have come to your site which is lovely.
    And thank YOU for a wonderful review of a great picture book for kids…I agree, the illustrations look amazing! I’d love to win a copy.:) Thanks also for including the video clips…they bring the review to life!

  13. This cover is beautiful and really invites you into the book.

    Hopping over from the kidlit bloghop 🙂

  14. This book looks beautiful – thanks for the recommendation!
    Thanks for sharing at Essential Fridays.
    Mel from Essential Thing Devotions

  15. Cheryl Carpinello
    Twitter: ccarpinello

    This is a beautiful book, both the text and the illustrations. Thanks so much for sharing. Cheryl, Hop Hostess

  16. Dorothy Teel says:

    THe artwork is beautiful and the story is so revelant Thanks to the kid lit bloghop for letting us know about it. -i.teel(at) sbcglobal (dot) net

  17. Deborah Rosen says:

    I’m most excited that this book is written by Archbishop Tutu – he is one of my heros and I hope he’ll be one of my grandson’s heros when he’s old enough to have them. I am in West Virginia and my email is asthenight at gmail dot com. Thanks for the chance to win “Let There Be Light.”

  18. I love children’s picture books. The concept and artwork are intriguing. I live in a suburb just north of Atlanta. Many thanks!

  19. As the mother of six avid readers I love quality children’s books! This one looks worthy of adding to our library!

  20. Destiny says:

    This sounds like such a beautiful book. I love how your passion for it shines through in your review. I can tell that it m0ved you in a profound way. Found your review through the Kid Lit Blog Hop and decided to include it on my January Round-Up. Thank you for sharing it.


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