But God Remembered: Stories of Women from Creation to the Promised Land

But God Remembered: Stories of Women from Creation to the Promised Land


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A lively collection of stories that gives voices and names to women from biblical and ancient times whom we seldom remember.

This lively collection of four stories is a modern reclaiming of the Bible, a celebration of courageous and wise women from ancient tradition. These stories invite children of all ages and all faiths to remember, and to bring their own faith to life.

With vivid prose and lush, full-color illustrations, this storybook introduces:

  • Lillith, the first woman in the Garden of Eden, according to an ancient legend, shows her determination to have men and women treat each other as equals.
  • Serach the musician, who, with her song, reveals to her grandfather Jacob that his son Joseph is still alive, and whose courage to speak out heals the wrongs of another generation.
  • Bityah, who draws the baby Moses from the Nile and with a mother's bravery encourages him to become who he will be, proving that taking a risk to do what's right can change the world.
  • Daughters of Z, who struggle against discrimination with great daring—and extraordinary results.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580233729
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 07/01/2008
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 927,287
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, a parent, spiritual leader and storyteller, is the award-winning 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

Bethanne Andersen received her MFA from Brigham Young University, and has studied illustration in the Masters Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She is the illustrator of But God Remembered: Stories of Women from Creation to the Promised Land. Her work is in many museums and university private collections.

Table of Contents

Lilith , the First Woman
"God created man and woman in the Divine image. In God's image they were created; male and female God created them."
(Genesis 1:27)

A Psalm of Serach
"These are the names of the Israelites, Jacob and his descendants who came to Egypt.... Asher's sons ... and their sister Serach."
(Genesis 46:8–17)

Bityah, Daughter of Gid
"When the child grew up, she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter who made him her son. She named him Moses, explaining I drew him out of the water."
(Exodus 2:10)

The Daughters of Z
”The daughters of Zelophehad … came forward.… The names of the daughters were Mahlah, Noa, Hoglah, Milcah and Tirzah.”
(Numbers 27:1)

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