Faith (Global Fund for Children Books)

by Maya Ajmera

Hardcover, 2009





Charlesbridge (2009), Edition: New, 48 pages


"Families around the world celebrate faith in many different ways through praying, singing, learning, helping, caring, and more. With stunning photographs from many cultures and religious traditions, Faith celebrates the ways in which people worship around the globe . Thematically organized back matter gives additional information on common expressions of faith, and a glossary describes particular religions and elements of faith depicted in the book. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of this book helps support The Global Fund for Children's grantmaking to community-based projects serving vulnerable children around the world."

User reviews

LibraryThing member debnance
Faith by Maya AjmeraWith simple text and lots of photographs, Faith shows ways that people of many religions around the world practice their faith. The photographs have short captions that explain the common practices of religions. The common practices include helping others, visiting holy places, reading holy books, singing, celebrating with festivals, and caring for others.These practices are examined in more detail in the back of the book. The book also includes a glossary.A taste of Faith:Main text: "We listen to and learn from others."Captions: "Listening attentively at a madrassa, or Islamic religious school. Indonesia""Children focus on the words of a priest. United States""A father teaches his son to sound the shofar at solemn Jewish feasts. United States"… (more)
LibraryThing member abbylibrarian
Stunning photographs from all over the world document children celebrating their faith in different ways. Many different countries and religions are represented and the simple text is great for sharing with young children and older children. A section at the back of the book gives more information about how different people express their faith through dress, food, prayer, holidays, and more. A map is also included that shows all the countries represented in the book. Absolutely excellent and highly recommended.… (more)
LibraryThing member sharty
Faith by Maya Ajmera, Magda Nakassis, and Cynthia Pon is one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever encountered. Each page has simple text stating something that happens in religions: “We read our holy books,” and three to six photographs of children acting out that action with a caption stating what he/she is doing and the country in which the picture was taken: “Studying the Qur’an. Kenya,” “A young Buddhist reads sutras. Mongolia,” 'Holding a rosary while reading the Bible. United Kingdom,” “Young Orthodox Jews study prayer books. Israel.” It is incredibly powerful in that it evokes the broad themes and activities universal in religions and shows real children practicing them in diverse ways.… (more)
LibraryThing member kairstream
Full color photographs to show the many ways people around the world celebrate.
LibraryThing member david.endres
I thought this book was awesome. I think any book that teaches about other cultures and religions is great. The first thing I liked was obviously the topic of the book. The book talked about many different religions, where people practice these religions, and ways people practice these religions. Various religions mentioned in the book were Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, and Rastafarian. I also really liked the pictures in the book. They were all real life pictures that help the reader get a better understanding of these religions. The pictures showed what people wear for certain religions, different holy items for certain religions, and it showed how people practice their religions and where they go to practice them. The main idea of this book is to teach the reader about many different religions that are present around the world.… (more)
LibraryThing member kristenpittenger
Very powerful book about how faith is similar across the world. Sentence structure is simple but had me in tears by the time I got to the end. The real life photographs help to promote diversity and show the beauty in all people. At the end is a discussion of the different elements included in the religion and a glossary of the terms and religions. This book is thought provoking and truly beautiful.… (more)
LibraryThing member silly_tine
It celebrates religions from all world and their traditions.


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48 p.; 11.44 inches


1580891772 / 9781580891776


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