Gr 4-6-- A provocative look at the concept of God that differs greatly from the Judeo-Christian idea of God as a person rather than as a vacuous feeling or entity. Major world religions are introduced in combination with the well-known teachers representing them (Moses, Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed), and whose words evolved into a library of Holy Books: the Bible, the Torah, the Koran, the Sutras, and the Vedas. Similarities are drawn among these faiths, showing common strands of truth and prayer as a universal tool of communication with God. Brief discussion is given to those believing in multiple gods as well as to those who experience religious persecution. Boritzer's attempt to synthesize and make accessible the many concepts of God results in the New Age concept/belief of pantheism. Marantz' Henrik Drescher-like illustrations are bold and bright watercolors, occupying full pages that face the poetic free-verse text. At times they serve a somewhat decorative purpose, but usually expand and elucidate elements in the narrative. The reasoning process used throughout may occasionally prove too abstract for many children, making this a picture book for older readers. It will be best utilized by religious-education teachers and parents. --Celia A. Huffman, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Cleveland
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This is a beautiful book, I bought it for my 7 year old grandson and he can read it himself, although it was more fun to watch him read it out loud with his parents. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Sharon K.
This is such a great book for children and adults! I have read it to my own children and now looking to purchase it for my Granddaughter. So sorry to see it is out of print!Published 12 days ago by JRascal
wonderful take on what God means...no matter your faith, beliefs or spiritual leanings...Published 18 days ago by D.J.
I read the other reviews and felt compelled to give an unbiased review. All the negative ones seem to just be lashing out because the book doesn't support their religious... Read morePublished 23 days ago by tee
A complicated question answered in ways a child can understand.Published 29 days ago by Sandra L. Moliere
I love this book! It is not religious so much as spiritual, so if you are a firmly religious individual this may not be for you. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Morgan
This would be a perfect book except for the fact that the author somehow thinks that Buddhists think Buddha is a god. Sorry, but no. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I first read this book at the Rothko Chapel in Houston and thought it was such a lovely way to explain world religions to a child. Read morePublished 2 months ago by A. Kugali