Pictures of God: A Child’s Guide to Understanding Icons


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Item No. 9781888212587

by John Kosmas Skinas

When the Son of God came down from heaven to become a man like us, He made it possible for us to see Him, touch Him, and make pictures of Him pictures which we call icons. This little book brings God and His saints vividly into children's lives through icons, explaining in the simplest terms what each icon means and what the role of these holy pictures and the holy stories and people they depict can be in our lives. The colorful pages of Pictures of God are perfect for occupying little hands in church, for explaining the world of icons in the first years of Sunday school, and for read-aloud time with little ones at home.

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Praise for Pictures of God

"Pictures of God is an engaging and delightful book for children and adults alike! The text offers up a clear preview of the events and people in the icons, preparing the reader to SEE THROUGH the WINDOWS of HEAVEN (icons) to what is both NOW and EVER and UNTO the AGES of AGES. This is one of the best in the recent publications of Orthodox books for children. This book would be a welcome gift for people of any age." -Jan Isham

"For any parent who desires to share with their children and reignite within themselves a sense of awe at the depth, beauty, and theological significance of some of the Church’s most beloved icons, John Kosmas Skinas’ Pictures of God is an excellent resource. I have enjoyed learning alongside my kids about the symbolism and context of the holy images featured brightly and colorfully within the pages of this engaging book. It is one we’ll read over and over again." ​ -Molly Sabourin

Age Range: 3 - 12 years

Author: John Kosmas Skinas

Paperback: 32 pages

Dimensions: 8 X 8 inches

Publisher: Ancient Faith Publishing

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John Kosmas Skinas
32 pages
8 x 8 inches
Ancient Faith Publishing
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