When reading a picture book about the creation of the world, one doesn’t expect to make it a third of the way through the book before God actually creates anything. But Quina Aragon’s book Love Made spends the first part pages looking not at what God has made but at who he is. He lacks nothing, but lives in perfect joy; he is three in one.
This language banishes the Far Side image of God at a drafting table, compass in hand, and suggests a God so exuberant, so perpetually filled with delight, that his joy spilled over “into what we call creation.”
Aragon is a spoken word artist as well as an author, and her words leap and soar and spill over the page, with a rhythm as fun to read as it is to listen to. Scotty Reifsnyder (Exploring the Bible) captures that same bright energy in his illustrations, making this book a treat to read to the littlest listeners (but don’t be surprised if bigger ones drift in to listen, too).
Love Made: A Story of God’s Overflowing, Creative Heart
Quina Aragon; Scotty Reifsnyder (2019)