Genesis the Book with Seventy Faces: A Guide for the Family

Genesis the Book with Seventy Faces: A Guide for the Family

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by Esther Takac, Anna Pignataro, Dalit Bar
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9781932687927
Publisher:
Simcha Media Group
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Pages:
241
Product dimensions:
9.66(w) x 11.14(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

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Genesis the Book with Seventy Faces: A Guide for the Family 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
storiesforchildren More than 1 year ago
How much do you and your children know about the first book of the Scriptures, Genesis? Would you like to learn more about different explanations of the book? Esther Takac, a psychologist and children's author, has provided this wonderful guide to the Book of Genesis for the whole family, with beautiful illustrations by Anna Pignataro. Written in multiple layers, it is intended for parents and children to examine together. The first layer of each segment, in large colored type, is a simple and sequential retelling of the story that is suitable for younger children. The second layer presents some of the "seventy faces" of the story as based on commentaries in a form that is user-friendly for the family. The third layer appears as margin boxes that provide historical background, source material, and further commentary for older family members, such as teenagers and adults, to consider. There are also questions for children and parents to discuss. I found it well-written and fascinating to read. Primarily written from a Jewish standpoint for Jewish people, Genesis--the Book with Seventy Faces will still appeal to Christians as well who want their families to delve deeper into the meaning of Genesis, since I believe that there is a great benefit for Christians in understanding the Jewish background of the Torah. If you have spent any time studying Genesis before, you may not necessarily agree with all the observations and suggestions that are made. The author herself wrote, "The material in the second and third layers reflects a multitude of voices: not all voices express my personal view but have been included to reveal the richness of different ways of looking at and understanding the text." However, again, it is good to have different views available for consideration. This book was awarded the National Jewish Book Award for Jewish Family Literature by the Jewish Book Council, and I can well see why. Parents and children will find it a rich and imaginative resource for studying the Book of Genesis together.