What is God?

What is God?

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WHAT IS GOD? is an eloquent introduction to the ideas behind God and religion, and brings forward complex ideas in a way children will understand. It is written with a simple clarity and beautifully illustrated with just the right blend of seriousness and humor. WHAT IS GOD? compares different religions -- Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism -- and their holy books, looks at misunderstandings and arguments among people of different religions, and talks about praying as well as feeling connected to everything in the world. If you want to talk about spirituality with a child, or introduce them to philosophy or religion, or just help them to begin to centre themselves and their feelings about the world, this book is a great beginning. Ages 4-10show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 198.12 x 248.92 x 5.08mm | 158.76g
  • Ontario, Canada
  • English
  • New edition
  • Revised ed.
  • 16 colour illustrations
  • 0920668887
  • 9780920668887
  • 90,292

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How I wish I'd found this book ten years ago. -- Julia Glass "Cookie" (10/01/2008) How I wish I'd found this book ten years ago.--Julia Glass"Cookie" (10/01/2008) A delightfully ecumenical book that answers questions straightforwardly and stresses the similarities of the world's religions in simple language. The color pictures are whimsical and sure to delight readers of all ages. How I wish I'd found this book ten years ago.... When I stumbled on this book two months ago, I was thrilled. Critics might see it as a soft-core, everything-and-the-kitchen-sick approach to discussing religion, but that's exactly what I needed.--Julia Glass"Cookie" (10/01/2008) This is a thoughtful introduction to the many meanings of God, to the world's religions, and the author even gives a moment's thought to the many ways to pray.--Christine Watson"Santa Cruz Sentinel" (11/23/1990) Etan Boritzer provides young people with interesting, thoughtful perspectives to these types of questions about God... Many spiritual questions are pondered and are presented in a way that shows that...ultimately we all believe in the same things.... A great addition to any home or school library. Highly Recommended.--Lisa Case"Canadian Review of Materials, Vol. XVII, No. 27" (04/13/2012)show more

About Etan Boritzer

Etan Boritzer grew up and went to school in New York City. At age eleven, Etan won the first prize for an essay he wrote on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He has worked as journalist for several magazines and his poetry has been published in various European and American journals. Etan's travels and studies in the Far East and other parts of the world, have led to his realization that the numerous and sometimes confusing concepts of God should be synthesized and made more accessible to children. Etan Boritzer currently resides near Santa Monica, California, writing screenplays and more children's books. Robbie Marantz is a freelance illustrator living in New York City. She grew up in Los Angeles and was educated at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. The majority of her work is editorial illustration for magazines and newspapers, including Time Magazine, Business Week and Cosmopolitan. What is God? is Robbie's first children's book.show more

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191 ratings
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4 27% (51)
3 14% (26)
2 6% (12)
1 2% (4)
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