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In Sunday School they told us what you do. Who does it when you are on vacation? -Jane
Did you mean for the giraffe to look like that or was it an accident? -Norma
FROM THE INTRODCUTION BY ERIC MARSHALL AND STUART HAMPLE
The letters in this book express that part of a child's world reserved for special thoughts and wishes. The subject matter ranges through those beliefs, desires, questions and doubts that are urgent and common to all children. Some of the letters are disarmingly wise, others naOve; some are knowing, some simple; some reverent, some not so reverent. Many are weighted with seriousness; others are lit with smiles. All of them are addressed to God with much hope and trust.
Grownups know for certain, of course, that the letters will not get there no matter how much postage they carry. But then grownups know so much more than children-sometimes.
In choosing these letters, we've tried to convey that incredible variety they represent. Their spelling and grammar have not been corrected, for what they say they say better as they are.
Excerpted from Children's Letters to God: The New Collection. Copyright (c) 1991. Reprinted with permission by Workman Publishing.