*A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection*
With poetic language and gorgeous handcrafted mixed-media collages and mosaics, Picturing God brings to life the many metaphors for God found in the Bible. God is the light, living water, a father, a mother, clothing, a rock, wind, comforter, a door, the Good Shepherd, and more. Poet and artist Ruth Goring invites children and adults alike to revisit the beautiful imagery found in Scripture and provides an opportunity for children to develop their imagination about who God is.
At the end of the book, a list of Bible references is provided for each image depicted for families to look up and learn more about the Bible's many ways of picturing God.
"Colorful, richly textured, and wildly creative, Picturing God is a delight. Ruth Goring's visual and literary exploration of the many names and metaphors for God will open readers' minds and hearts to that Word who is love. I love this book!"
—Jennifer Grant, author of Maybe God Is Like That Too and Maybe I Can Love My Neighbor Too
"We need more books that help children envision God in ways that go beyond an old white man with a beard. Picturing God provides beautifully illustrated and poetic images that are straight out of Scripture. I smiled along with every page."
—Traci Smith, author of Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home and Prayers for Faithful Families: Everyday Prayers for Everyday Life
Download a free discussion guide to further explore biblical metaphors for God.
Early Grades (5-8 years)
10.25 x 10.25
Tuesday, September 24, 2019