Do we look like god
What Does God Look Like? by Lawrence KushnerMulticultural, Nondenominational, Nonsectarian
A simple way for young children to explore the ways we see God.
To young children, the world is full of things to see and touch. And by using those very examples, this enchanting book gently invites children to become aware of God s presence all around us.
Abridged from Because Nothing Looks Like God by Lawrence and Karen Kushner, What Does God Look Like? has been specially adapted to board book format to delight and inspire younger readers.
Much has been written about the importance of reading simple, beautiful books to babies and preschoolers to stimulate brain development. But perhaps even more important, what you read begins to shape your child s world, and creates the images that will remain with him or her throughout life. We read books to our children about letters, numbers, shapes, colors, and safety, but do we give their minds the early food they need to think about life s bigger questions?
As spiritual development experts now tell us, each child develops an image of God by age 5, with or without religious instruction. What Does God Look Like? takes you and your child on an imaginative journey designed to help you open not only your child s mind, but your child s heart and soul as well.
All Human Beings Are Created in the Image of God
For centuries, the most common image of Jesus Christ, at least in Western cultures, has been that of a bearded, fair-skinned man with long, wavy, light brown or blond hair and often blue eyes. According to the Gospels, Jesus was a Jewish man born in Bethlehem and raised in the town of Nazareth, in Galilee formerly Palestine, now northern Israel during the first century A. For many scholars, Revelation offers a clue that Jesus's skin was a darker hue and that his hair was woolly in texture. The hairs of his head, it says, "were white as white wool, white as snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire, his feet were like burnished bronze, refined as in a furnace. He would have looked like a Jewish Galilean. Some of the earliest known artistic representations of Jesus date to the mid-third century A.
Evolutionary creationists believe that God created humans in his image, and that God created humans using natural processes that scientists describe as evolution. How can these beliefs work together? All of these interpretations may be consistent with the scientific evidence for evolution. Along with all Christians, we affirm that the image of God is foundational to Christian thinking about human identity, sanctity of life, stewardship of creation, bioethics, and other topics. Many people assume that evolution is incompatible with the belief that humans are created in the image of God. When in the evolutionary process did humans attain this image?
What Does God Look Like? We have the capacity for an amazing spiritual relationship with Him, giving us insight. In Genesis —28 Jacob, the father of the twelve patriarchs of the Israel, after wrestling with God, was left crippled. When Moses encountered God as a blazing bush, he feared looking at God Exodus This mutual trust allows them to communicate honestly and openly with one another Deuteronomy Yet the shepherds and the wise men immediately recognized Jesus as they glorified, praised, and worshiped the Living God.