In God's Name

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Everyone and everything in the world has a name. What is God’s name?

In poetic text and vibrant illustrations, this modern fable celebrates the diversity and, at the same time, the unity of all people.

“God must have a single name this greater and more powerful than all other names.” All the people of the world set out to find God’s name … and each of the many seekers is sure that he or she alone has found the...

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Overview

Everyone and everything in the world has a name. What is God’s name?

In poetic text and vibrant illustrations, this modern fable celebrates the diversity and, at the same time, the unity of all people.

“God must have a single name this greater and more powerful than all other names.” All the people of the world set out to find God’s name … and each of the many seekers is sure that he or she alone has found the right name, the only name, for God. Finally, they come together—and at last learn what God’s name really is.

In God’s Name is a spiritual celebration of all people of the world and their belief in one God.

From the award-winning author of God's Paintbrush comes a colorful, spiritual celebration of people everywhere. Like an ancient myth in its poetic text and vibrant illustrations, this modern fable about the search for God's name celebrates the diversity of, and, at the same time, the unity of all people in the world. Full color.

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Children's Literature - Judy Silverman
In God's Name is a beautiful text, charmingly illustrated. Stasso tells us how people use different names for God-names like Warrior, Healer, Comforter, Savior, Source of Life, Creator of Light. When each person is sure that his or her name is the only true name, no one listens, "not even God." In a joyous conclusion, Stasso explains that although people are of different faiths they all call upon the same God. Not to be read in only one session, this is for everyone.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781879045262
  • Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 405,385
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.58 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.22 (d)

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

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Phoebe Stone, a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, is an award-winning artist who has received two Council on the Arts fellowships for painting. Her work has been exhibited widely and appears in many corporate and private collections. Her books include When the Wind Bears Go Dancing, What Night Do the Angels Wander, and All the Blue Moons at the Wallace Hotel.

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