The writing life

Interview en español by Jorge Inzunza on La Hora Hilo (YouTube) on my creative process and the interweaving of USA & Colombian experiences in my writing & illustration

I am interviewed on Eve Odum’s podcast Book Publishing from Beginning to End

Another interview, by Jennifer Grant, in Compassionate Christianity’s series Faith, Hope and Love during an Election

The Peace Table Bible Storybook

For this MennoMedia/Shine book of Bible stories for children, which releases in summer 2023, I contributed seven psalm illustrations. Images by some 30 artists from seven countries are included!

For his article about the project Tim Huber for Anabaptist World interviewed artist LaTonya Jackson and me, along with the project director and the editor, who wrote some of the text.

Isaiah and the Worry Pack

Publishers Weekly announcement of the launch of the IVP Kids imprint

Publishers Weekly features new religious imprints for children in 2021, highlighting Isaiah & the Worry Pack at IVP Kids

Interview on The Reconnect with Carmen LaBerge

Lesson plan at Laura Sassi Tales

Katherine’s Book Reviews

“D is for Discipleship. E is for Eschaton,” by Megan Fowler, Christianity Today, on new children’s book imprints among Christian publishers

Review by Evangelical Church Library Association

Review by Michele Morin in an article about dealing with worry

Review by Jorge Inzunza

Interview by Andrew Frazier on the Winter Faith podcast (best link is YouTube)

Review in The Banner by Sonya VanderVeen Feddema

Review by Clint Walker at Friar Tuck’s Fleeting Thoughts

Interview by Steve Norman on Hope through Hard Stuff podcast (episode 44)

Review in The Living Church by Dane Neufeld

Recommended by Children’s Book Council on Spring into a New You 2023 list

Picturing God

Publishers Weekly

Jill Peláez Baumgaertner in The Christian Century

The Banner (Christian Reformed Church)

Twin Cities Pioneer Press

Evangelical Church Library Association blog

Ames Tribune Library Notes

Midwest Book Review, Children’s Bookwatch

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.”

Suggestions for use in worship & spiritual formation at Picture Book Theology

Recommended by FPC Dallas Family Faith Formation

Diane Stortz, author & children’s book reviewer

Cole Hartin for The Living Church–not posted online, but reproduced here because making the book truly was an extended act of contemplation:

“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.”

Lesson plan, Picture Book Sunday series at Laura Sassi Tales

Read & Share, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Park Ridge, IL

Picturing God has inspired a creative project of learning & active meditation for fourth-graders at Kenilworth Union Church, Kenilworth, IL!

Lianna Cornally, director of kids’ ministries at Sanctuary Community Church in Coralville, Iowa, videotaped herself reading Picturing God in a pen full of 8-day-old baby goats! Goats, God & Gratitude

An especially nice YouTube reading where the book is filmed flat on a table so you can see the images very clearly: Story Telling Mommy

A reading at Hamline Church in the Minneapolis area. Another (with golden retriever!) at Plymouth Congregational UCC, Fort Collins, CO. Here’s one at Trinity Lutheran Church, Connellsville, PA; another at Church of the Pilgrimage, Plymouth, MA; another at Guildwood Community Presbyterian Church of Scarsborough, Ontario, Canada; another at Church of the Savior, Wheaton, IL; one at Grace Presbyterian Church, Tuscaloosa, AL. First Presbyterian Church of Asheville has featured Picturing God in its online Arts Camp (summer 2020). Pembina Parish United Church (Canada) included a reading in its taped service for Valentine’s Sunday 2021. Other 2021 readings were at Westminster Presbyterian Church (Madison, WI) & Cape Carteret Presbyterian Church (North Carolina).

Picturing God is included in a list of book resources for godparents from Liturgy Publications (under category “Books That Present Images of God”).

“Mother to the Moms,” blog post by Amy Louise Negussie

Recommendation, alongside creative spiritual practices for exploring our inner images of God, by Kutsu Companions

Living Lutheran

Review by Glenys Nellist at Christian Children’s Authors

Our Everyday Parables‘ Christian children’s book gift guide

Daneen Akers’s Holy Troublemaking children’s book gift guide

Recommended to Shine (Mennonite / Church of the Brethren curriculum) teachers for Advent reading

Recommended on HOPE4CE, a site for faith formation leaders

Adriana’s Angels / Los ángeles de Adriana

Caras lindas de Colombia / Beautiful Faces of Colombia

Chicago Public Radio’s Worldview interview of coauthor/photographer Michael Bracey & me

Soap Is Political

Chicago Public Radio’s Worldview, interview + reading (and quoted in Melissa Gibson’s article about justice in Latin American education)
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

Morning Star (London)
Best American Poetry blog

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