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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
Copyright 1990 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I absolutely love this book! It's a great open-minded, non-doctrine based view of God for children. God is a tough concept to explain to children, and this book helps a lot without... Read morePublished 1 month ago by S. Lester
This book is very true to its description. If you are looking for a book that encourages your child to question and think and develop beliefs they truly hold, this is a wonderful... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
If you are a Christian and you don't read this book.. Shame on you! Gonna go to Hades.
If you are a Scientologist and you don't read this book. Read more
If you are a Born Again Christian, you will NOT like this book. It has a New Age agenda in the fact it states that "Everything is God, I am God. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Garrett
We have one God ! Children are where it begins parents!!! Doesn't even deserve a one !! Do you understand history repeats itself - fall of the Roman Empire ?? Read morePublished 4 months ago by Shopping mamma of 3
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 5 months 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 6 months ago by Hannah Bradford
Very kumbaya. God is love.
I don't think she really gets it, but my toddler loves it.