How Does God Listen?

How Does God Listen?

by Kay Lindahl
     
 

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Multicultural, Nondenominational, Nonsectarian
Endorsed by Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, and Buddhist Religious Leaders

Playfully explores with kids how God listens and how learning to listen is important.

How Does God Listen? encourages children to use all of their senses to explore and develop a personal relationship with God.

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Multicultural, Nondenominational, Nonsectarian
Endorsed by Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, and Buddhist Religious Leaders

Playfully explores with kids how God listens and how learning to listen is important.

How Does God Listen? encourages children to use all of their senses to explore and develop a personal relationship with God.

How does God listen? How do we know God is listening to us? Children will find the answers to these questions as they engage their senses while the story unfolds, learning how God listens in the wind, waves, clouds, hot chocolate, perfume, our tears and our laughter.

The simple yet profound text, accompanied by vibrant, colorful photographs, captures the experiences common to children of all faiths and backgrounds as they begin to understand the many ways God listens to us. Filled with wisdom and love, How Does God Listen? delights the senses and expands the ways we think about God and God's presence in our lives.

"How Do I Know that God is listening? I can’t See God."

“Well, there are lots of things we can’t see, yet we know they are there.”

How can we know that God listens to us? This lively book helps children use all of their senses to explore how God is always present in their everyday lives, and is always listening. Using simple, everyday examples to which children can relate, How Does God Listen? helps children develop a direct and personal understanding of God.

How Does God Listen? teaches children—and the rest of us—that God is everywhere, and that the world is full of wonder.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"How old were you before somebody told you that God is revealed through two texts—through holy scripture, the Little Book, and through creation, the Big Book? These precious pages, spare in words but rich in images, will teach you and your children how to read the Big Book."
Thomas Ryan, CSP, author of Reclaiming the Body in Christian Spiritual Practice and The Sacred Art of Fasting

"An excellent [guide] to developing a relationship with God early in life…. Reflects the longing in Kay Lindahl's heart for peace and faith on earth."
Rajinderjit K. Singh, East Coast president of the East and West Association of Sikh Women for Interreligious Education

“Answers 'how does god listen' with beauty, depth, wisdom and clarity.”
August Gold, author of Where Does God Live? and Does God Hear My Prayer?

“What a lovely book! In listening to the questions of youngsters, this book helps children come to know the God who hears them even when they are silent.”
Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, author of God’s Paintbrush and Adam & Eve’s First Sunset: God’s New Day

Children's Literature
"How does God listen?" When a child asks this simple question, the author presents answers by employing touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing, and feeling. These senses are used to show the child how he or she can know God listens. Sunshine on faces, sirens people hear, cat's purring, snow touching tongues, and cold ice cream are but a few of the examples used to answer the title question. The simple format says a lot even though many pages have only one sentence. "Kid answers" are shown in large child-like printing. The photographer captures wonderful childhood moments with her pictures. Color frames each photo and looks as if a child has added it. The publishers have done their research and state that the book is "endorsed by Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, and Buddhist religious leaders." The book will be a welcome addition to all religions seeking to enrich the views and beliefs of youngsters. 2005, Skylight Paths Publishing, Ages 3 to 6.
—Nancy Garhan Attebury

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594730849
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Kay Lindahl, the founder of The Listening Center in Long Beach, California, is author of How Does God Listen?; Practicing the Sacred Art of Listening: A Guide to Enrich Your Relationships and Kindle Your Spiritual Life and The Sacred Art of Listening: Forty Reflections for Cultivating a Spiritual Practice. She is coeditor of Women, Spirituality and Transformative Leadership: Where Grace Meets Power (all SkyLight Paths).

Kay Lindahl is available to speak on the following topics:

  • The Sacred Art of Listening
  • The Power of Listening
  • The Transforming Nature of Listening
  • The Lost Art of Listening
  • Is Anybody Listening?
  • The Importance of Listening for Health Care Professionals

Click here to contact the author.

Cynthia Maloney is a professional personal trainer who incorporates spiritual, holistic and organic elements in her life and work. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

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