Monday, May 4, 2015

Giveaway—Wearing God (hardcover)—by Lauren F. Winner

Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God

Wearing God

HarperOne is sponsoring our May giveaway. Enter below to win one of two hardcover copies of Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God by Lauren F. Winner!

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.” She then analyzes how clothing functions culturally to shape our ideals and identify our community, and ruminates on how this new metaphor can function to create new possibilities for our lives. For each biblical metaphor—God as the vine/vintner who animates life; the lactation consultant; and the comedian, showing us our follies, for example—Winner surveys the historical, literary, and cultural landscapes in order to revive and heal our souls.

Wearing God

Entrants must be at least 18 years old and have a valid US mailing address. If you can’t wait to win the giveaway, you can pick up a copy through one of the following links: