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GOD SAID “IT IS GOOD!”

Genesis 1:1-27 illustrated

by Johnnie Mae Maberry


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$20.95
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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/12/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 48
ISBN : 9781664252325
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 48
ISBN : 9781664252332

About the Book

I was inspired to create this book based on Genesis 1:1-27(KJV), when my eldest son requested that I help him find a first Bible stories for my two year old granddaughter. He specifically wanted a book that all children but especially one to which children of color could relate. I found a book to send to him based on the authenticity of the Word. However, I was not happy with the illustrations. Speaking to self, I said “You are an artist. If you do not like the illustrations, create a children’s Bible story book yourself and illustrate it.” I prayed about undertaking this project because I have many incomplete projects. My prayers were answered through visions and images as I read King James Version of Genesis 1: 1-27 “The History of Creation”. Even though I have read Genesis 1 numerous times, I felt as if I was reading it for the first time. I begin to see colors, textures, and matter. I felt jubilation and I was swept up in swirls of abstraction, action, and explosions of drama. I felt excited and called to a higher purpose. I felt an incredible sense of humbleness because I knew that GOD was allowing me to be a vehicle to show a part of Creation that usually gets missed in the reading. Even more amazing is that GOD Has shown me through this beginning exploration of illustrating his Creation that we need only to look in the mirror to see an image of GOD. We are all created in His Image. What an AWESOME, Loving, Amazing, GOD we serve. All Praise, Honor and Glory to GOD in JESUS Name!


About the Author

Johnnie Mae Maberry is a Jackson Mississippi native. She is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Tougaloo College and Co-Director of the Institute for the Study of Modern Day Slavery at the same college. She is a professional and exhibiting artist whose works have exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally. She is a proud member of NAAHBCU Alliance of Artists and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She has created a series of works based on the WPA Narratives; and works that address social justice issues. Maberry has completed all course work for her doctorate in philosophy at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in Visual Arts (IDSVA) in Portland, Maine.

As a first generation college graduate, Maberry is honored to have been blessed with four children who earned bachelor degrees and three of whom earned doctoral degrees. She is equally proud and blessed to have ten grandchildren who are excelling in their spiritual and academic growth.