Thinking about Re-Creation: A Conversation with the Author of Little Pilgrim’s Big Journey

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The Creative Arts and theology. These two fields have always gone together. Sadly, many in our modern world see them completely separate from each other. But the Bible often reminds us that all of creation reflects the glory of God.

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.

Psalm 19:1

God is our creator. Everything we see, hear, taste, touch, and feel reflect his glory – even in a fallen world. And since we were created in his image, our senses inspire us to be creative as well. In many ways, we are simply reflecting his glory when we are creative. From paintings to photos to stories – we creatively proclaim his handiwork.

That’s what we strive to do with Five Solas Media. We want to reflect God’s glory in creative ways to tell of his mighty works – both in creation and re-creation. I’ve explained the creation part above. Thinking about re-creation, we can look back in history – in the Old and New Testaments as well as Church history – and see how the Lord has masterfully weaved his story of redemption throughout time.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

2 Corinthians 5:17

So, when we come across others who are sharing the Good News in a creative way, we want to share their work with you. Sometime last year, we stumbled across a Kickstarter campaign for a book called Little Pilgrim’s Big Journey. (Find Little Pilgrim’s Big Journey here) After looking at the stunning illustrations and reading about the author’s goals for the book, we “invested” in the Kickstarter to help bring this book to fruition.

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Little Pilgrim’s Big Journey has been a joy to read with our kids!

When we got our copy this past fall, we were not disappointed. The book is the brainchild of Tyler Van Halteren and is a retelling of John Bunyan’s 17th century classic, Pilgrim’s Progress. And in the interview below that we did with him not too long ago, you’ll learn how he came up with the idea for the book, how he developed it, and how he hopes the Lord uses it in people’s lives. We’re very thankful for Tyler’s creative and theologically sound book and have enjoyed reading it with our family. Enjoy the interview and let us know what you think!

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