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Mother God

Mother God

"You know God the Father, but God is your Mother too."

With lyrical, rhyming text and exquisite illustrations, Mother God introduces readers to a dozen images of God inspired by feminine descriptions from Scripture. Children and adults alike will be in awe of the God who made them as they come to know her as a creative seamstress, generous baker, fierce mother bear, protective mother hen, strong woman in labor, nurturing nursing mother, wise grandmother, and comforting singer of lullabies.

This gorgeous picture book welcomes children into a fuller, more diverse understanding of what it means to be made in the image of God.

Download the free Mother God Scripture Guide to pair the depictions of God in the book with their biblical references. Also available are Mother God coloring sheets.

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  • Publisher Beaming Books
  • Format Picture Book
  • ISBN 9781506479019
  • eBook ISBN 9781506481715
  • Dimensions 8.75 x 11.25
  • Pages 32
  • Publication Date March 8, 2022

Endorsements

"Mother God is a delightfully powerful book. Teresa Kim Pecinovsky's rhyming prose is rich and full of life, and Khoa Le's illustrations are page after page of magic and wonderment. Mother God is a quiet anthem, one that I can't wait to read to my kids."

Matthew Paul Turner, New York Times bestselling coauthor of What Is God Like? and author of When God Made You

"Mother God is a powerful and beautiful book with magic in its lyricism, its imagery, its faith."

-Qian Julie Wang, New York Times Bestselling Author of Beautiful Country

"This wonderful work is steeped in scripture and brings images from its pages vividly to life through the wonderful illustrations of Khoa Le, while affirming a God who is known by many names and seen in every face in simple, clear language."

Rev. Wil Gafney, PhD, The Right Rev. Sam B. Hulsey Professor of Hebrew Bible, Brite Divinity School

"Our children need to grow up with many images for God so their faith is expansive and inclusive. With rhyming and colorful illustrations, Mother God invites a child to see the many ways God can be imaged as a woman."

Rev. Dr. Elizabeth F. Caldwell, professor emerita, McCormick Theological Seminary

"Mother God is a very needed attempt to translate this feminist theology into the language and imagination of a children's book."

Dr. Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Krister Stendahl Professor, Harvard Divinity School

Reviews

"A lavish and loving exploration of the feminine facets of the Christian God that has the potential to appeal to secular readers as well."

School Library Journal

While meant for children, Mother God is the book that many mothers need: a reminder that in the midst of the chaos that is feeding, clothing, teaching, and caring for children, there is God. For anyone who reads it, this book is a beautiful and powerful reflection on who God is and how we are all reflections of the divine.

U.S. Catholic

"If you are looking for scriptural ways to speak of God as mother--strong, tender, nurturing, fierce, feeding, wise--with kids or even your own self, this isa. book to add to your shelf and your imagination. It is exquisite." 

Sarah Bessey, author of Jesus Feminist (2013); Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith (2015); and Miracles and Other Reasonable Things (2019). 

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