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A Guide for Jewish and Christian Educators and Parents

Children speak about God in ways that are different from adults. They ask many questions about God, questions that can be startlingly direct. Oftentimes adults—parents, grandparents, and teachers—feel uncomfortable answering them.

Through fantasy, involvement, and imagination, Sandy Sasso and Annette Compton invite children of all faiths and backgrounds to encounter God openly through ...

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God's Paintbrush: 10th Anniversary Edition

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Overview

A Guide for Jewish and Christian Educators and Parents

Children speak about God in ways that are different from adults. They ask many questions about God, questions that can be startlingly direct. Oftentimes adults—parents, grandparents, and teachers—feel uncomfortable answering them.

Through fantasy, involvement, and imagination, Sandy Sasso and Annette Compton invite children of all faiths and backgrounds to encounter God openly through moments in their own lives—and help the adults who love them to be a part of that encounter. This book provides a gift of images that nurtures and encourages children in making meaning of their world.

With over 100,000 copies in print, God’s Paintbrush remains one of the most popular spiritual books for children of all faiths, all backgrounds. This special anniversary edition includes new ideas for interaction between adults and children, and an important new message from the author.

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Publishers Weekly
A meaty new introduction from author Sandy Eisenberg Sasso distinguishes God's Paintbrush: 10th Anniversary Edition, illus. by Annette Compton. Suggesting ways that parents can use the interactive, interfaith title, the author stresses that, when dealing with spiritual matters, questions can be more enticing to children than answers. Publishers take note: this title, Sasso's first to be published, currently has more than 100,000 copies in print-and was turned down by 23 houses. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580235358
  • Publisher: Longhill Partners, Inc
  • Publication date: 11/9/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Sales rank: 1,120,900
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, a parent, spiritual leader, and storyteller, is the awardwinning author of God's Paintbrush, In God's Name, God In Between and many other inspiring books for children of all faiths and backgrounds. The second woman to be ordained as a rabbi (1974) and the first rabbi to become a mother, she and her husband, Dennis, were the first rabbinical couple to jointly lead a congregation—Beth-El Zedeck in Indianapolis. They have two children, David and Debora, and three grandchildren. Sasso, who holds a doctorate in ministry, is active in the interfaith community, and has written and lectured on the renewal of spirituality and the discovery of the religious imagination in children of all faiths.
Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso is available to speak on the following topics:

  • Nurturing the Spiritual Imagination of Children
  • Tell Me a Story: Reading the Bible and the Religious Imagination of Children
  • Filling in the Blanks: How Women Read the Bible
  • Women and Judaism: A Personal Journey
  • Midrash as a Tool for Spiritual Reflection

Click here to contact the author.


Annette Compton, an artist and designer, is author of Drawing from the Mind, Painting from the Heart: 12 Essential Lessons to Becoming a Better Artist.

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