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Ruth Goring

Ruth Goring writes and illustrates books for kids focused on social justice, Christian faith formation, and just plain fun. She lives in Chicago but grew up in Colombia, so she's fluent in Spanish. Ruth loves making art with children and listening to their stories and questions.


Picturing God: Hear, See, Imagine

Listen to the quiet poetry of Ruth Goring's Picturing God, and talk with the author-illustrator about these rich biblical metaphors that help us know God better.

Ruth Goring

30 Minute Program

Refugees and the New Lives They Build

What does it mean to be a refugee? Where do most refugees come from, and where do they go? Ruth Goring will introduce her story Adriana's Angels as a springboard for learning about--and welcoming--refugees and asylum seekers.

Ruth Goring

30 Minute Program

Picturing the Wind

Wind is invisible--but can you make it blow across the page so that other people see and feel it? Let's make some collage art together and I'll show you how!

Ruth Goring

45 Minute Program

Ruth Goring’s author-illustrator debut picture book, Picturing God, was published by Beaming Books (2019) and has been named a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard selection. Readers and reviewers always comment on its whimsical mosaic/collage art incorporating tiles, string, rocks, cardboard, fabric, handmade paper, beads, sequins, shells, and other objects. It has been used in video read-alouds in many church children's programs--and sometimes in adult worship.

Her first picture book, Adriana’s Angels / Los ángeles de Adriana, was released in English and Spanish editions in 2017 by Sparkhouse Family (Augsburg Fortress). A Chicago Tribune article about Adriana’s Angels came out that same year; a Chicago Public Radio (Worldview) interview about Adriana’s Angels and a Colombia trip can be heard here. The Spanish edition won a silver Moonbeam award.

Ruth was born in Kansas City but grew up in Colombia and loves speaking Spanish. She believes children have a lot to teach adults about honesty, courage, kindness, and openness to God.

Headshot by Michael Bracey.

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Picturing God

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Adriana's Angels

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SPA-LOS ANGELES DE ADRIANA

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