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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ruth Goring  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction Poetry

Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1954 in Kansas City, Kansas

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Illinois Connection

Goring lives and works in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ruth Goring is a poet, visual artist, and book editor who grew up in Colombia. She is a senior manuscript editor at University of Chicago Press and teaches in the Graham School's editing certificate program.


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Adriana's angels /
ISBN: 1506418325. OCLC Number: 971614738

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Angels Milagros and Alegria reassure young Adriana of God's love as she and her family are forced to flee their home in Columbia and start anew in Chicago.

Heart renewal :
ISBN: 0877887306. OCLC Number: 33373362

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Meeting God in quiet :
ISBN: 0830820566. OCLC Number: 42694893

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Meeting God in relationships :
ISBN: 0830820574. OCLC Number: 42654178

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Picturing God
ISBN: 1506449395. OCLC Number:

Beaming Books. .

With poetic language and gorgeous handcrafted mixed-media collages and mosaics, Picturing God brings to life the many metaphors for God found in the Bible. God is the light, living water, a father, a mother, clothing, a rock, wind, comforter, a door, the Good Shepherd, and more. Poet and artist Ruth Goring invites children and adults alike to revisit the beautiful imagery found in Scripture and provides an opportunity for children to develop their imagination about who God is.

Singleness :
ISBN: 0830830979. OCLC Number: 947254811

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In ten studies Ruth Goring leads you to explore God's "word" for your life in singleness. You will learn to listen deeply to God, identify the gifts your life offers, cope effectively with temptation, make space for relationships, and grow into a sense of belonging.

Soap is political :
ISBN: 1941783058. OCLC Number: 922009971

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The creative heart of God :
ISBN: 0877881456. OCLC Number: 290897287

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Yellow doors :
ISBN: 097434270x. OCLC Number: 53441560

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