Pictures of God: A Child's Guide to Understanding Icons
by John 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...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by Conciliar Press
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This book is a great introduction to the use of icons in the Eastern Orthodox church. It shows several popular icons and describes what they represent and why and how they are used. The explanations are great. We read this book as part of our studies on the Byzantine Empire. My daughters (first grade and preschool age) enjoyed this read-aloud.