“Long before her birth, God had been helping Angelina prepare for her life on earth. There would be surprises and discoveries, joys and challenges, wonders and adventures. Together they made great plans, yet only God could see all the talents and gifts this child would bring to the world.” – From God’s Promise
Renowned for their lavishly illustrated books coupled with timely, uplifting stories, Illumination Arts Publishing Company has once again birthed a precious jewel into the realm of children’s literature.
Written by Maureen Moss and illustrated by Gerald Purnell, God’s Promise tells the moving tale of a loving family expecting the birth of a child, including an angelic visitation to the mother and a glimpse of Angelina’s preparation to enter her earthly life.
Before her incarnation, Angelina worries that she may forget about God’s love and miss her angelic home. God tenderly assuages her fears, telling Angelina “My precious child, this is our adventure together, and My love will always be inside you, right in the center of your heart.”
God and her winged friends remind Angelina to “laugh and have fun”, “be generous with your hugs and smiles”, “look for the best in everyone” and “dance and sign with all your heart”. Encouraged by her friends and God, Angelina falls asleep that night, gently carried earthward by a heavenly angel.
With the vibrant, lush paintings of award-winning artist Gerald Purnell and the gentle, wise prose of Maureen Moss, God’s Promise assures parents of their children’s blessed Divine design, as well as gently reminding children that God is always there as a confidante, friend and loving Guide.
From the plains of Africa to a rural farm, the sparkling waters of the ocean to the highest mountains, God’s Promise demonstrates the interconnectedness of all things, as well as where to “find” God and how each child is truly God’s promise to the world.