A Reflection of God is a collection of 101 poems, meditations and prayer resources suitable for private devotions or small groups, and some for worship. The book is divided into three sections: short poems, meditations and prayer resources. Joanna Tulloch provides meditations on Bible passages and religious icons, which she has for some time been learning to paint. Each meditation is linked to a brief theme and one or more Bible references, which are indexed at the end of the book; many of the meditations have been used in her own preaching. Joanna also addresses wider concerns for the world in a number of poems that can be used as prayer resources on subjects such as gang violence and bereavement. The book is inspired by creation in all its forms, from the author's dog, Rebel, to a single leaf picked up on a walk, by biblical narratives and sacred images; she sees reflections of God in nature, in people, and in the life of the world around her. First, though, there is a sequence of short poems telling her own story as reflected in her spiritual journey, where she has glimpsed reflections of God as unexpected gifts of faith, often in moments of difficulty.
She is not afraid to tackle places of pain or doubt in her own life, but finds in them a spring for the winter-girded heart. This gives the poems honesty, wisdom and depth, offering the reader hope. This book offers insights into the author's own personal story, dealing with doubts and concerns in a positive and unique way. Combining the categories of worship material and devotional poetry, A Reflection of God is an inspiring read for any fans of poetry about religion, Christianity and spirituality.
A Reflection of God by Joanna Tulloch was published by Troubador Publishing in October 2014 and is our 47242nd best seller. The ISBN for A Reflection of God is 9781784620646.