The writing life
Recommended by Resource Center for Churches, which “gathers the recommendations of our users to share outstanding web, video, print, and other resources for faith formation and all areas of church life.”
Cole Hartin for The Living Church–not posted online, but reproduced here because of all the lovely reviews Picturing God has received, this one comes closest to what was in my heart as I created the book:
“A provoking visual exploration of divine love . . . This book is a sacramental and mystical contemplation on the nature of God. Goring uses photographs of household objects like string and beads to illustrate her probing prose. In the vein of Julian of Norwich, whom she quotes, Goring depicts scenes of prayer and shepherding to visualize the love and faithfulness of God. Adults will find this book compelling and children will find the images and the various elements used to make them fascinating. Parents looking for a book to complement and expand on images found in biblical stories will find this a welcome and beautiful resource.”
Picturing God has inspired a creative project of learning & active meditation for fourth-graders at Kenilworth Union Church, Kenilworth, IL!
Adriana’s Angels / Los ángeles de Adriana
Caras lindas de Colombia / Beautiful Faces of Colombia
Soap Is Political
Chicago Public Radio’s “Worldview,” interview + reading
Review at Any Given Sundry blog
Review (with other books) on Diane Lefer’s blog “Nobody Wakes Up Pretty”
Review by Margaret Rozga at Blue Fifth Review
“Under,” a poem from the book
What Saves Us: Poems of Empathy and Outrage in the Age of Trump
edited by Martín Espada
This review doesn’t mention my own contribution, but I include it because this anthology is stunning, powerful.