Book Review of Fingerprints of God
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The Children’s Book Review
Written and Illustrated by Melanie Burgess
Ages 4+ | 40 Pages
Publisher: Westbow Press | ISBN-13: 9781664271722
What to Expect: Christian belief, nature, scripture.
In this beautifully illustrated Christian faith picture book, readers are taken on a tour of Earth’s wonders, from the desert and the deep sea to their own homes.
What are the fingerprints of God, and where can they be found? For those who know how to look, “Everything in creation reveals the fingerprints of God!” (p. 30). Sometimes, they are revealed in things of beauty, like the sparkling night sky or a beautiful sunset. Sometimes they are revealed in surprising places, like on the blobfish in the deepest ocean depths or a prickly pear in the desert. Sometimes they are revealed on the most ordinary everyday objects, like an apple or our reflections in the mirror. No matter where you see them, however, “They scream of His magnificence hour after hour!” (p. 30).
The overarching message of the book is that God’s power can be seen literally everywhere, as the whole world and everything in it is his creation. By encouraging readers to look closely at the world around them, the book suggests that beauty and magnificence can be found wherever you look. This message is underscored by the beautiful, soft pencil illustrations that use color and movement to emphasize new perspectives on familiar sights. Scripture quotations throughout the story help readers contextualize the ideas and images of Christian belief.
Overall, Fingerprints of God is a beautiful text for teaching young readers about the Christian idea of creation.
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About the Author
Melanie Burgess is a graduate of Charis Bible College and the author/illustrator of two award-winning
children’s books. Stinky Owl and To Be Or Knot To Be. Melanie’s love for God, for His creatures, and for
His creation has helped her discover and develop the talents and abilities God has given her.
Visit her website for more information about Melanie and her books at melanieburgessbooks.com.
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