Book: Noah: A Wordless Picture Book Review
Illustrator: Mark Ludy
About the Book:
A hundred years before the Great Flood, a man named Noah came home talking crazy. God wanted him to build the biggest ship the world had ever seen. The future of humanity depended on it. How would his wife respond? What would the neighbors think? Was it even feasible?
This lavish reimagining of one of the greatest stories of all time will fascinate children and adults alike. Nuanced and playful, yet meticulous in following the biblical narrative, Mark Ludy’s world-class art digs deeper than the Sunday-school tale of cuddly animals, exploring Noah’s relationship with his family, the natural world, God – and a formidable engineering challenge.
Immerse yourself in this stunning wordless epic. Whatever your age, you’ll never read this story in the same way again.
Noah A Wordless Picture Book by Mark Ludy Noah A Wordless Picture Book by Mark Ludy
On the West Coast, we have been experiencing what some have called #Stormageddon or the Storm of the Century! I really wasn’t too worried about it, even though I heard reports of this storm coming in. Then I saw how widespread the storm coverage was and the estimated wind speed reports. This storm covered most of the West Coast and the direction it was traveling in was straight across California and beyond. Let’s just say I didn’t get much sleep that night. The wind started first around midnight, then the rains came. It rained for 24 hours non-stop. The wind and rains were blowing and flowing sideways. Not your typical storm, right?
The winds were awful and I heard noises and the howling wind, I saw trees and things swirling and swaying in the wind. There have been countless stories and news reports of flash floods, houses damaged by falling trees, river banks overflowing, localized flooding, mudslides and damage to countless homes, businesses and properties. Yes, this storm was not like what we have experienced in some time.
However, even though this storm was destructive in it’s own right, it does not compare to the storm that God sent to destroy all of the wicked people on the earth. The people on the earth at the time of Noah were wicked, evil, violent, corrupt and the thoughts in their hearts was continuously evil. Noah was a just and upright man, who obeyed God. The people laughed and mocked Noah and called him crazy.
Sounds like the people of our time and how they mock Christians, God and the mindset of society who wants nothing to do with God.
During that time rain had not fallen from the sky, only a mist from the ground. Keep in mind, when Noah built the ark and God sent the rain, It rained for 40 days and 40 nights non-stop. So imagine how much damage this storm we just endured caused in this short time of 24 hours compared to 40 days and 40 nights. When the waters receded and when Noah reached dry land and made an offering of thanks to God, God placed a rainbow in the sky as a reminder of His covenant with man and all living flesh, that He would never destroy the earth by water again. God gave Noah specific and exact instructions on how to build The Ark that would keep his family and two of every kind of animal safe from destruction.
Read the whole passage Genesis chapters 6-9
Let me just say this picture alone doesn’t give the book justice. Mark Ludy’s illustrations are phenomenal, amazing, awesome, beautiful and breathtaking. You have to experience the book for yourself. I was expecting to see more of the same in reference to children’s books, but this book far superseded my expectations. I was in awe, literally! The book is beautiful and definitely a conversation starter for young and old alike. Page after page, Mark has truly illustrated a masterpiece. Every page is life like and visually stunning. No detail was spared. My children were in awe of the book and were turning page after page to follow along the story in pictures. You have to experience the book for yourself. We loved the book!
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Noah is also available on the Plough Publishers website.
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Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of the book courtesy of Plough Publishing for purposes of a review in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions expressed were solely my own. I was not compensated for this post.