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Images of God for Young Children

In Images of God for Young Children, Marie-Hélène Delval offers an enchanting picture book that presents ways we can think of God in our world.

This collection of images of the Creator is faithful to those found in the Bible. The delightful illustrations by Barbara Nascimbeni are designed to capture the attention of children ages 4 through 8.

Cover of Images of God for Young ChildrenAmong the many ways of thinking and imagining God are as breath, light, night, the word, silence, secret, our tears, joy, fortress, promise, mystery, beauty, justice, peace, mercy and love.

There are many images from the natural world that speak of God's nature and qualities such as spring, rock, stream, root, wind and fire. O

f great importance to many readers is the author's inclusion of Jesus as the one in whom God took on a body and a face.

The book ends with "God is with us," a fitting finale to a worthwhile journey for children and adults alike (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers).


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