The life story of a deer written at a child's level. Beautiful full-color pictures!
Introduction (To the Parents)
So then neither is he that planteth, neither he that watereth, but God that giveth the increase. —1 Corinthians 3:7
Preparing this book for the printing press has been like planting a seed. What happens after the book comes off the press and enters your hands is the growth—an increase made possible by God alone. It has been said that pictures illustrating a story will capture a child's mind and heart with lasting impressions. Combine them with a story the child can read on its own or that parents can tell, and you have a valuable teaching tool. The hand or mortal man with pen and paper are too weak and feeble to portray the majesty of God's hand in creation. Still it is our prayer that any small glimpse captured within these pages may stir up another flame of awe, wonder and praise.
Beyond all this, we can find even deeper mysteries hidden within the handiwork of God. Can we not compare our own journey through life with that of Twilight? Have we not loving parents who protect us from the evils of this present world and try to prepare us for the storms? Our antlers of faith grow, until we no longer depend on our parents, but place our security in our Saviour. May we, like Twilight, find that when the storms pass over, we come out wiser and stronger in the warm spring sunlight, victorious over sin, rooted in faith and forever grateful.
—Sherman and Ruth Shrock