GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nobel Peace Prize Winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu and beloved New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Nancy Tillman have unveiled their collaborative work, the new premium picture book, Let There Be Light. With themes of love and light, Archbishop Tutu and Tillman retell the biblical story of creation, vividly portraying the wonder and beauty of God's creation on each of the seven days.
Using Archbishop Tutu's lyrical text from the Children of God Storybook Bible and Tillman's remarkable illustrations, Let There Be Light brings the story of creation to life for readers young and old. Children and kids at heart will enjoy Archbishop Tutu's warm and joyful storytelling style as well as Tillman's stunning artwork.
Let There Be Light will release on December 19, 2013 with a January 7, 2014 on-sale date. The 32-page full color premium picture book will be available in a jacketed hardcover. In conjunction with this release, a spring author tour featuring Nancy Tillman will be announced with a full list of cities and locations.
To view the trailer for Let There Be Light, please type the following web address into your internet browser: http://youtu.be/kH50EpmsPZQ.
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.
About Nancy Tillman: 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. You can visit her online at www.nancytillman.com and at Facebook.com/Nancy.Tillman.Collection.
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Video with caption: "In Let There Be Light Nancy Tillman, New York Times bestselling author, and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu combine their extraordinary talents to retell the story of the creation of the world." Video available at: http://youtu.be/kH50EpmsPZQ
Image with caption: "In Let There Be Light Nancy Tillman, New York Times bestselling author, and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu combine their extraordinary talents to retell the story of the creation of the world." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131104/MM02843-a
Image with caption: "Archbishop Desmond Tutu's lyrical text and Nancy Tillman's remarkable illustrations for Let There Be Light brings the story of creation to life for readers young and old." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131104/MM02843-b