Does God Forgive Me? ; by August Gold; photos by Diane Hardy Waller (SkyLight Paths). Endorsed by Protestant, Catholic, Jewish and Bhuddist religious leaders, this book introduces children to the ideas of forgiveness and reconciliation, and gently shows how God forgives us if we are truly sorry. Ages 3–6. ISBN: 1-59473-142-X.
Does God Forgive Me?by August Gold
Will God still love us if we do bad things? Will we be forgiven if we hurt a friend’s feelings? Using everyday examples that children can relate to, this colorful book shows the importance of apologizing and reconciling after we’ve done something wrong.See more details below
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Will God still love us if we do bad things? Will we be forgiven if we hurt a friend’s feelings? Using everyday examples that children can relate to, this colorful book shows the importance of apologizing and reconciling after we’ve done something wrong.
You are never too young nor too old to consider the power and importance of forgiveness. Children's emotions explode, they yell at siblings, throw plates of food on the floor, kick toys to the floor or say things they don't mean, like "I hate you." But moms and dads are there to forgive and model what it means. They don't expect a perfect child and they know what it means to make mistakes themselves. Kids wonder whether God will be so understanding and forgiving. The best we can say is: "No matter what you say or what you ever do, God's loving heart Never closes to you."
You can bank on that! God's love doesn't punish and doesn't blame and is always there to welcome us back. That's a gigantic love that calls us to the work of apologizing and reconciling.
"God's forgiveness is forever no ifs or ands or buts! God forgives every one of us no matter why or when or what!"
August Gold covers the essentials of forgiveness and makes it relevant to those who are ages 3 through 6 years. She is founder and spiritual director of Sacred Center in New York City and the author of the award-winning Where Does God Live? and Does God Hear My Prayers? The photographs in this paperback are by Diane Hardy Waller. Does God Forgive Me? is multicultural, nondenominational, nonsectarian and endorsed by Protestant, Catholic, Jewish and Buddhist religious leaders.
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 misdeeds. 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
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