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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Will come in very handy as an ex-Mormon mom trying to teach her children that there are different views of God, and that's ok.Published 20 days ago by Cassie Randall
A great book especially for non-denominational kids. I love how it describes different religions and how you can feel God through music, beauty, or during a storm.Published 1 month ago by Hannah Bradford
Very kumbaya. God is love.
I don't think she really gets it, but my toddler loves it.
Not perfect, but a good summary of answers to tough questions without dwelling on one faith more than another.Published 4 months ago by Liv Flinsch
Reading the 1 star reviews of this book was entertaining, and spoke to the reason I liked this book so much for my kids. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Brian Johnson
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 6 months 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 6 months ago by JRascal
wonderful take on what God means...no matter your faith, beliefs or spiritual leanings...Published 7 months ago by D.J.