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.
Ages 5-10Author: Karen Kiefer
Illustrator: Kathy deWit
Publisher: Paraclete Press, October 2019
Hardcover, 32 pages