By Covenant Communications Press Release
Best-Selling Artist Greg Olsen Publishes His First Children's Book
AMERICAN FORK, UTAH -- The first illustrated gift book for children
featuring the much-loved paintings of world-renowned artist Greg
Olsen will be released on October 1, 2001. "I Am a Child of God"
includes sixteen of Greg Olsen's memorable children's images, and
pairs them with inspirational thoughts.
"This powerful combination of accessible visual images and concise,
insightful lessons teaches children that their worth doesn't come
from the clothes they wear, the social group they belong to, or the
car they drive." said Greg Olsen. "When they see themselves in their
true light-as children of God-these illusions will melt away."
Authors Wendy and Michael Nelsen believe this project would only work
with Greg Olsen. "His beautiful images allow children to envision
themselves in the paintings and realize that despite their religion,
race, or gender, they are special and of great worth." said Wendy
Nelsen. "Parents can use this message to help their children combat
what the world will throw at them."
"As a parent, I will use this as a valuable tool to teach my children
that Jesus is real and approachable and that he loves them. My
greatest hope is that my paintings will help other parents do the
same," said Greg Olsen.
Linda Schaner, President of Mill Pond Press, who publishes Olsen's
artwork nationally, receives hundreds of letters from people who feel
that his paintings have helped them through trials. "Greg Olsen has
an amazing effect on people's lives and, as a result, he has become
one of the best-selling artists in the entire industry of
reproductions. This success is not limited to the LDS market, but
includes the inspirational market, as well."
"I Am a Child of God," artwork by Greg Olsen, text by Wendy and
Michael Nelsen ($17.95 hardcover) is published by Covenant
Communications, and is available at bookstores everywhere.
Founded in 1958, Covenant Communications publishes more than 100
book, audio, and software titles annually, and is the largest
independent publisher in the LDS market.
About the Illustrator and Authors
Greg Olsen was raised in a farming community in rural Idaho. Greg
went on to study illustration at Utah State University and currently
resides in Provo, Utah. He has been exhibited in prominent galleries
throughout the west.
Wendy and Michael Nelsen reside in Clinton, Utah and are the authors
of the children's book, My CTR Ring.
Best-Selling Artists Greg Olsen Publishes His First Children's Book
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