Dear Mama God
by Daneen Akers,
Illustrated by Gillian Gamble
Hardcover: Watchfire Media, Inc., 2023
“Dear Mama God – Thank you for the earth and all living things.” So begins this wonder-filled prayer of gratitude from a child addressed to Mama God.
Combining stunning illustrations with simple yet profound prayers, Dear Mama God is the perfect children’s book to introduce children (and their adults) to the heart-expanding practice of referring to the divine in feminine form. The text thanks Mama God for trees for birds to nest in, hula hoops for dogs to jump through, paper to draw on, cozy fires, loving hearts, and the universe that is our home. The illustrations invite readers into a luminous, comforting presence.
This book is a simple and beautiful way to share this expansive and life-affirming concept that God is also a mother with children, families, and spiritual communities everywhere. Mama God has love enough and space enough for us all.
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Katie Selby is Associate Editor of The Englewood Review of Books. Prior to her family‘s recent transition to the Englewood Christian Church community, Katie served various churches and organizations in Nebraska, East Tennessee, India, and Ethiopia. She is an M.Div. graduate of Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan University.
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