Be Like God: God's To-Do List for Kids

Be Like God: God's To-Do List for Kids

by Ron Wolfson


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An inspirational guide for kids ages eight to twelve to be God's partner on earth.

Finally, a book for kids ages eight through twelve that inspires a personal relationship with God. With good humor and clear examples, Dr. Ron Wolfson explains the biblical idea that every human being is made "in the image of God," and that people of any age have the potential to imitate God in order to bring God's presence into the world. Jewish tradition calls this "repairing the world."

It's easy to become God's partner on earth: figure out what God does in the Bible, and then you do it! God creates, rests, blesses, calls, comforts, cares, repairs, gives and forgives. For each of God's characteristics, Wolfson offers stories and suggestions for what might be on God's to-do list for kids—the many ways they can make a difference in the lives of others and find meaning and purpose for their own.

This book will encourage kids to use their God-given "super powers" to be creative, to turn off the computer and rest, to be a blessing to parents and friends, to do good deeds, to comfort those who are sick, to repair a little corner of the world, to give of themselves, and to forgive those who "mess up."

A great gift from parents and grandparents who are eager for their kids to connect with spirituality, the Bible, and God. A wonderful resource for religious school classrooms of all faiths.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580235105
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 06/15/2012
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Dr. Ron Wolfson is author of God's To-Do List: 103 Ways to Be an Angel and Do God's Work on Earth; The Seven Questions You're Asked in Heaven; The Art of Jewish Living series; The Spirituality of Welcoming: How to Transform Your Congregation into a Sacred Community; and co-author of What You Will See Inside a Synagogue (for ages 6 and up). A dynamic speaker and teacher, he is Fingerhut Professor of Education at the American Jewish University and a co-founder of Synagogue 3000.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Superpower #1 Create 25
Superpower #2 Bless 33
Superpower #3 Rest 43
Superpower #4 Call 51
Superpower #5 Comfort 61
Superpower #6 Care 69
Superpower #7 Repair 79
Superpower #8 Wrestle 89Superpower #9 Give 103
Superpower #10 Forgive 115

In Conclusion: Just Do It! 126
Three More Ways to Be a Superhero and Do God's Work on Earth 129
Welcome, Superhero Angels! 131
My God’s To-Do List 134
Notes 135
Suggestions for Further Reading 136
Acknowledgments 138
Be Like God text.indd 5 4

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