From the Publisher
"A playful and engaging journey through the mind of the childand the childliketo answer an important God-question. Delights the eyes and the imagination. Every 'child of God' will read, re-read and love this book!"
Sister Rose Raymond Wagner, OSF, retreat and spiritual director
"Sometimes, the deepest spiritual truths can be buried not only in what we tell our children about God, but how we tell our children about God. Here, gently, quietly, in a lullaby of love, Joan Sauro speaks to God's unceasing attention to usand to all the details of the world."
Gary Schmidt, coauthor of In God’s Hands
“With peaceful images and soothing, poetic words, the reader is lulled quietly to sleep, assured that God is but a whisper away. Delightfully told by 'loved ones,’ this comforting bedtime story is for all children, and for the child within each one of us.”
Nancy Sohn Swartz, author of In Our Image and How Did the Animals Help God?
“Beautiful ... appealing.... The best part about this book is its simple, rhythmic text.... A great read-along or read-aloud book, especially for bedtime.”
John S. Mogabgab, editor, Weavings
Children are curious and ask questions: Who made God? Where is God? Does God Ever Sleep?
Joan Sauro responds to the last question with engaging genile, poetic words and images that reassure children of God's words, "I will be with you."
"Does everyone sleep? Do bikes and trees, birds and balloons? God lowers the shades and turns off the sun. God cares for the hills, the stones, the leaves, the flowers, the birds, turning on the moon."
This is God in a human, imaginative form, suggesting divine protection for young children and all of God's creation, a lullaby for nighttime.
Does God Ever Sleep? by Joan Sauro (SkyLight Paths, 2005, $8.99) answers one of the many questions children ask about God. It addresses children ages 3–6.
Times Union - COLONIE
Sister Joan Sauro will sign and read today from her new children's book, Does God Ever Sleep?, from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at St. Joseph's Provincial House, 385 Watervliet Shaker Road, Latham.
This new book guides children down their own paths of spiritual discovery using everyday examples. The book is multicultural, nondenominational and nonsecretarian.
Sauro, of Syracuse, is a member of the religious order of the Sisters of St. Joseph. She has written and illustrated numerous articles and 6 books.
Association of Jewish Libraries - Linda R. Silver
Gold, August. Does God Forgive Me? Photographs by Diane Hardy Waller. Woodstock, VT: Skylight Paths, 2006. 32pp. $8.99. ISBN:1-59473-142-X. Pbk.
The author, an interfaith minister and spiritual educator, has written a book intended for children of all religions to remind them that God will always love them, despite their mis-deeds. Those include being mean, fighting with siblings, making mistakes, taking something that isn't one’s own, etc. The emphasis is on forgiveness of sin. Full-color photographs feature children and adults of all races plus animals. Some of the photos do not match the text with which they are supposed to correspond. Touted by the publisher as "multicultural, nondenominational and nonsectarian," Does God Forgive Me? is given the subject heading “Forgiveness - Religious Aspects – Christianity” in the CIP data. It is not a recommended purchase for Jewish libraries. Meant for Kdg. – Gr.1.
Andrea Davidson, The Temple-Tifereth Israel, Beachwood, Ohio. DOES