What Is God?

by Etan Boritzer

Paperback, 1990

Status

Available

Local notes

291.2 Bor

Collection

Publication

Firefly Books (1990), Paperback, 32 pages

Description

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 center themselves and their feelings about the world, this book is a great beginning.… (more)

Physical description

32 p.; 9.96 inches

ISBN

0920668887 / 9780920668887

Barcode

3435

User reviews

LibraryThing member gildallie
It gives a pretty general overview of various religious beliefs. The author tries to show how almost all religions have the same ideals (no stealing, no lying…) and that perhaps God is the same and is in everywhere and in everything and that we should all be a bit more accepting of each other and our various backgrounds. I liked the idea, but think it could have been a bit more thought through and the illustrations lacked quality.… (more)
LibraryThing member wichitafriendsschool
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.… (more)
LibraryThing member Lake_Oswego_UCC
Broad answers for children as to, "What is God?" Large format picture book.
LibraryThing member uufnn
"'What is God' is written with simple clarity and illustrated with just the right blend of seriousness and humor." Source: Google Books.
LibraryThing member reassist
An exploration for children of major world religions, people's yearning for understanding of God, and how people's need for each other can be met through faith and trust in each other.

Pages

32

Rating

(7 ratings; 3.7)
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