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When Children Ask About God: A Guide for Parents Who Don't Always Have All the Answers Paperback – January 24, 1995
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I quickly went to the library and got all the books on explaining God to young children. Most books assumed I wanted traditional explainations from mainline religions.
This book actually got me thinking about my own concept of God and where I got it from. I'd recommend this even to people without children.
(Oh, it did help me in a continuing dialoge about God with my 3 1/2 year old
In chapter two, Kushner quotes Mordecai Kaplan who wrote, " To answer any difficult question raised by a child, two requirements are necessary: (1) the ability to answer the question to the satisfaction of an adult, and (2) the ability to adapt that answer to a child's mind in accordance with his age. The main difficulty in answering this question ... is that we have not yet arrived at an answer that is fully satisfying to the modern adult mind". This was the problem I had. I needed some answers too. This book has helped me in my search for answers.
This is a book for adults, not children. It is not a book you just hand to your child or teenager to read, but rather a book to help you codify your own thoughts and beliefs so you can discuss them with your child, and these discussions will be more valuable than any conclusions at which you may arrive as to the true nature of God.
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Excellent book for people of any faith or no faith who want to talk to their children about meaning and lifePublished on July 27, 2014 by Ariane Marie
My 9 year old daughter has a disability and has been asking me why God "made" her this way. We are Christians and I ordered this book hoping it would help me answer her... Read morePublished on January 5, 2014 by C. Denney
Does the job, no more, no less. "Good enough." Why must I write more than I have to say? This is the extent of my remarks.Published on March 29, 2013 by S. Brazda