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Picasso's artistic inspiration takes hold of young Emma's faith imagination in this beautifully illustrated debut picture book about how we all see God differently. "This urge to draw something beyond spectacular would not leave my side. 'What should I draw?' I thought. I sat quietly, listening to my mind and heart. That's when I heard their whisper and I decided to draw God." Emma tries again and again and again to draw God, but her classmates can't see God in any of her drawings. Emma finally realizes that she doesn't need their approval. "I knew I had drawn God. God knew I had drawn God, and maybe Picasso knew, too. That finally felt like enough." But when Emma returns to school on the following Monday, something beyond spectacular happens.
Drawing God is a story for children to discover what inspires their very own faith imagination and to realize the contagious faith that lives powerfully within them. Celebrate World Drawing God Day on November 7th. Visit www.drawing-god.com.
De Wit's illustrations well match the text and story: simple line drawings that have an abstract quality that mirrors the art theme. God is not defined or attributed to any particular religion in this book, so it will have appeal to readers of many faiths. It closes with suggestions for faith-based activities for children that connect with Emma's story. A simple, easily understood, and welcome book about children's relationships with God." --Kirkus Reviews
"Emma sees without complication that God is light, warmth, love, and through her drawings and encourages her friends to explore their understanding of God and faith. A beautiful story!" --Susanna Leonard Hill, award-winning children's author of The Moon's First Friends and many other books.
"A charming and inspiring book that will help children (and their parents) begin to understand the beauty and mystery of God, through artful words and expressive art." --James Martin, SJ, author of The Abbey and Jesus: A Pilgrimage