Book Review From
- Noel Castellanos, Dir. CCDA
“When you combine the revolutionary message of
the Gospel with the creative, artistic passion of
urban young people communicating His Story in vivid
color, you have something good! I highly recommend
the ministry of Burning Bush Creation and their work
to empower urban leaders as a great example of how
CCDA ministries can participate in God’s Kingdom
- Noel Castellanos, Director CCDA Institute
Story by Michaelanne Harriman
wanted to share a story with you about how Burning
Bush Creation is making an impact.
housemate and I were shocked at the lack of
knowledge of the stories from the Bible among the
kids that live on our block. We want to start a
Bible club soon. As I was talking w/ my friend
Akeem about starting the club (he’s 13), he said “I
have a book that talks about God.” He had come to
Christmas party on Dec. 1st where Ryan had passed
out copies of "HIS STORY" to the kids from our
neighborhood. I told him that if he ever wanted to
read it together to let me know. “How about now?”
he asked. For the next hour, we took turns reading
the pages. He doesn’t read well so it was nice to
be able to take time w/ him to work on the words.
He also told me that he was on page 22 but he wanted
to start all over with me. He obviously had read
the beginning b/c he was quick to tell me what was
going to happen as we paged through the book. When
we got to the page where the beautiful illustration
depicts God forming Adam out of the dust of the
earth and breathing the breath of life into his
nostrils, Akeem said, “Oh! I’m going to read this
page really fast because I’ve already read it a lot
of times.” I knew that it was that illustration
that drew him in to that page. On every page, he
asked question after question. “So, if people do
something bad it’s b/c Satan told them to? If God
created everything, who created God? Is Satan a
man? Where is Satan? What is Hell?” And so on.
He had to run home just as we got to Christ’s birth,
but we’ll read again, I’m sure.
so much about the scripture from John 4:37 “Thus the
saying 'One sows and another reaps' is true. 38I
sent you to reap what you have not worked for.
Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped
the benefits of their labor."
I know the
time and care that it takes to make such beautiful
publications. I just wanted to share with you what
the Lord is doing with the labors of your company.
Keep it up!
Date: 27 Jan 2008
My name is Kudzai Mucheri.I learn at Lendy
Park school in Marondera, Zimbabwe, Africa. The book
HIS STORY is wonderful. I did not know anything
about Jesus and was not a believer but this book
brought me closer to Jesus. We read it in class with
our teacher. A lot of people were touched by this
book. Because it talks about creation, the fall,
temptation, baptism, Jesus' death and resurrection
and also has teachings from the BIBLE, it really
showed us that JESUS was and is the son of GOD the
Messiah the savior and the redeemer. In revelations
it says that JESUS is coming soon, and very soon.
This book is WONDERFUL and has opened my new world.
A little bit about Kudzai Mucheri
Please find as follows
information about myself as per your request. I'm 11
years old and turning 12 on the 16th of April. I am
in grade 7 at Lendy Park School. I am the eldest
sister in a family of 3. My brother is 8 years old
and he is in grade 3 at Ruzawi School and my young
sister is 3 years old.
During my spare time cooking is
my favourite thing to do. I also like reading books.
I also write stories.
My photos will follow soon.