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Partners with God
     

Partners with God

by Gila Gevirtz, Ruby G. Strauss (Editor), Gila Gervirtz
 
Using full-color illustrations, photos, and stories, this book introduces theJewish concepts of God and holiness to the young reader and provides childrenwith a Jewish vocabulary for thinking and talking about God.

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Using full-color illustrations, photos, and stories, this book introduces theJewish concepts of God and holiness to the young reader and provides childrenwith a Jewish vocabulary for thinking and talking about God.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
For children, seeing is believing. The formidable task parents and educators face in talking to children about God is that of describing a power without visible shape or form. Gevirtz tackles this task admirably, boiling profound theological concepts down to concrete situations and familiar contexts. In a gentle, poetic style, she evokes the wonders of creation as God's footprints, likens God's presence to a quiet voice that helps people do good and stresses that people are God's partners in caring for the world. To live as a Jew, she writes, is to feel the love and wisdom of God that is hidden in all things, from starry nights to the syrupy sweetness of honey on Rosh Hashanah to the delicate weave of a spider's web. Gevirtz challenges young readers to find God in their own lives and emphasizes each person's infinite worth. She addresses the subjects of monotheism and prayer, Shabbat and Torah, forgiveness and faithall through legends, folktales, Bible stories, full-color photographs and thought-provoking activities. The reactions of 600 children around the country to early chapters of the manuscript shaped this thoughtful textbook, which parents can also use as a guide to a complex subject. Ages 8-10. (Feb.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874415940
Publisher:
Behrman House, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/09/1996
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.26(w) x 10.34(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
8 - 9 Years

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