There are hundreds of metaphors for God, but the church only uses a few familiar images: creator, judge, savior, father. In Wearing God, Lauren Winner gathers a number of lesser-known tropes, reflecting on how they work biblically and culturally, and reveals how they can deepen our spiritual lives.
Exploring the notion of God as clothing, Winner reflects on how we are “clothed with Christ” or how “God fits us like a garment.”
In this “Shalom Book Club” episode, Cara and I discuss “Wearing God” by Lauren Winner.
Have you ever picked up a book and wanted to love it so much but something keeps you from diving in? Yeah…that’s a little how Cara and I felt about “Wearing God” we both love Winner and we both wanted to jump right into the book, but we both had a hard time. Cara read it last year so it was a re-read for her, I started is last summer and couldn’t finish it. As we chatted on the podcast, we realized that maybe it wasn’t the book, but the season. We both think Lauren F. Winner is the perfect author to read in the cooler months. So we chat a bit about what happens when you’re struggling with a book and how to reconcile the voracious reader in you with that sense of obligation that you must finish a book you start.
We also share our favorite essays, and how we’re both finding God in the every bit of our lives— adjusting to gluten-free eating and walking around downtown L.A.
It’s a really fun conversation and I hope you enjoy it.
Don’t forget to join us later this month when we discuss, “The Knockoff”
Shalom in your Earbuds, Y’all!