The Marvelous Maker is a creation redemption parable that tells the story of creation, fall, sacrifice, and redemption. This rhyming retelling uncovers how the Maker fabulously creates a universe for His glory and for His children to enjoy. Everything is perfect and good until the Tricky Tempter enters the scene and tempts the Maker’s children, which brings a horrible darkness to creation and allows the Tempter to take the children captive. The Maker sees His children’s hardened hearts and their suffering and chooses to rescue them despite the cost. He sacrifices His life to bring healing to His children.
Their relationship restored, the Maker then trains the children to fight against the Tricky Tempter. The children’s hearts and eyes are opened as they realize that the Maker is good, and they choose to follow, love, and praise Him.
Each of The Marvelous Maker’s forty lines is based on Scripture, encapsulating the message of the gospel and sharing it with readers in a picture-book format that is poetic but powerful.
About the Author
April Graney is the author of the 2017 Christian Book Award finalist The Marvelous Mud House, a whimsical true story about finding contentment and joy based on her family's trip to Kenya. She lives at New Life Ranch in Oklahoma with her husband and five children and surprisingly loves teaching math at a local christian school for at-risk students. She has a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and speaks passionately about God’s heart for the world to children and parents at schools, churches, summer camps and parent/child retreats. She enjoys early morning coffee, laughing quite loudly, growing tomatoes and herbs, taking naps, and attempting to be an artist. Find her online at onehappyhouse.org.