I Am Not Afraid: Psalm 23 for Bedtime

I Am Not Afraid: Psalm 23 for Bedtime

I Am Not Afraid: Psalm 23 for Bedtime

I Am Not Afraid: Psalm 23 for Bedtime


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Provide comforting reassurance for a child experiencing nighttime fears and anxieties.

In this creative retelling of Psalm 23, a child imagines scary shadows chasing away her sleep and peace as she reaches out to God her Comforter. Gently and imaginatively written, this story about being afraid of the dark brings the psalmist's words into a new and relatable light for children.

Backmatter includes background information about Psalm 23 and encouragement and practical tips for coping with fear and scary times.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506485515
Publisher: 1517 Media
Publication date: 02/21/2023
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,109,704
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Sandy Eisenberg Sasso is Rabbi Emerita of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck and Director of Religion, Spirituality and the Arts, IUPUI Arts and Humanities. She is the author of 25 acclaimed children's books. Her books have been Junior Library Guild and PJ Library selections. She has been the recipient of The Sugarman Family Children's Book Award, an Indiana Authors Award and a National Jewish Book Award. Two of her books were selected as best books of the year by Publisher's Weekly. 

Sasso is active in the arts, civic and interfaith communities and has written and lectured on women and spirituality and the discovery of the religious imagination in children. She received her B.A. Magna Cum Laude and M.A. from Temple University and a D.Min. from Christian Theological Seminary. She was the first woman ordained from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 1974 and received her Doctor of Divinity after 25 years in the rabbinate. Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso and her husband, Dennis C. Sasso are the first practicing rabbinical couple in world Jewish history. They are the parents of David (and Naomi), and Debora (and Brad), and grandparents of Darwin, Ari, Levi, and Raven. 

Marta Dorado is an illustrator from Spain, who was born in Gijón and grew up in a nearby coastal town surrounded by nature. She attended university in Pamplona, where she still lives, and started a career as a graphic designer in the advertising industry before becoming a full-time illustrator. She loves hiking and exploring the beautiful landscapes around her. She is the illustrator of several children's books, including I Am Not Afraid: Psalm 23 for Bedtime by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso (Beaming, 2023)

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