You are in the process of becoming. Every day is an opportunity to be shaped and formed by what moves your heart…drives your thoughts…captures your gaze. Is it any wonder that where you direct your eyes and your heart matter in your day-to-day?
We become what we behold when we set our hearts and minds on Christ and His redemption story here in the details of our daily lives. Not just on Sunday, not just on holidays, not just when extraordinarily hard or wonderful things happen…but today.   
With more than 850 pieces of intricate, original artwork, Ruth encourages you to elevate your gaze to the One who created all things. 
Today is an opportunity for God to demonstrate His love and His faithfulness in the midst of your mundane. No circumstance is too ordinary or too forgotten for Him to meet you there in worship. His transforming grace turns your “everyday ordinary” into a holy place of becoming.

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A Guided Companion

A Journey to Becoming

This beautiful guided companion to Ruth Chou Simons’ Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship is a thoughtfully designed way to engage in deliberate soul-work—to linger longer in God’s Word and reflect on developing a deeper relationship with the Savior.
This companion will guide you on a journey of becoming more like Christ as you behold Him in your daily life:  

  • 144 pages of insightful study questions with room for notes to prompt personal growth
  • 50 scripture verses featured to encourage you to meditate and reflect on God’s work in your everyday life
  • Ruth’s intricate and uplifting hand-painted artwork on every page 

Whether used on its own or alongside Becoming and Beholding, this companion creates space for God’s Word to transform your life as you direct your heart toward worship in the everyday moments of life.

Annie F. Downs
bestselling author of 100 Days to Brave and host
of That Sounds Fun podcast
“Ruth is such a gift to us – her voice is strong and honest, yet believably grace-filled and kind. We learn and grow into who we want to be when Ruth’s words and art lead us.”
Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
author, Bible teacher and host of Revive Our Hearts

Ruth’s rich artistry – both visual and written–points us to a redeeming God who is making all things new. Seeing Him in even the most ordinary moments and details of life, we are moved to worship and are transformed into His likeness… forever ravished by His beauty.
Jennie Allen
author of Nothing to Prove, Founder &
Visionary of IF:Gatherin
Ruth’s beautiful art is just a vessel for this deeply meaningful book that will cause you to love God more and see Him in your everyday life.
Ann Voskamp
author of the New York Times bestsellers,
The Broken Way & One Thousand Gifts
In a world battling for our eyes and attention, this is a deeply important book for our times. These pages are more than a feast for the eyes — they are direly needed manna for souls who want what fulfills… A masterpiece forming us more like our Master. Behold. Become. Be held.
Trillia Newbell
author of Sacred Endurance, If God Is For Us, and the kids’ book God’s Very Good Idea
Filled with beauty and Truth, Ruth Simons’ Beholding and Becoming helps us reorient our thinking and our gaze to behold the Creator of the universe. We become what we behold and this book provides tools to help us fix our eyes on the One we will worship for eternity.
Myquillyn Smith
Wall Street Journal best-selling author
Cozy Minimalist Home
Through her brush and pen Ruth calls us to open our eyes to the abundance of beauty and truth that completely surrounds us… A stunning masterpiece – you’ll hang on every word and obsess over every painting.
Melissa Kruger

author and Director of Women’s Content
for The Gospel Coalition

In her newest book, Beholding and Becoming she faithfully combines biblical wisdom with beautiful reminders from nature. It’s evident on every page that her creations reflect her love for our Creator. This book will encourage your soul, remind you of truth, and help you delight in the majestic world all around you.
Emily Jensen & Laura Wifler
co-founders of Risen Motherhood and co-authors of Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope For Everyday Moments
Through her captivating paintings and wise words, Ruth beckons us to an infinitely better source of worship: our creator God. We all need reminded that true contentment and growth isn’t found in worldly achievements, but by beholding God in all his glory. We’re thankful for the hope and encouragement in this book.

Ruth Chou Simons is a bestselling and award-winning author of several books —including GraceLaced, Beholding and Becoming, and When Strivings Cease. She is an artist, entrepreneur, and speaker, using each of these platforms to spiritually sow the Word of God into people's hearts. Through her online shoppe at and her social media community, Simons shares her journey of God's grace intersecting daily life with word and art. Ruth and her husband, Troy, are grateful parents to six boys – their greatest adventure.