From one of today's most innovative and creative theologians, a book to introduce children ages 9-13 to a way of spiritual thinking to last a lifetime.
Kushner, whose award-winning books have brought Jewish spirituality to life for countless adults, here introduces the spiritual richness of Jewish tradition to children. This easy-to-read, imaginatively illustrated book encourages kids' awareness of their own spirituality.
The Book of Miracles reveals the essence of Judaism in a language they can understand and enjoy. Kushner combines Talmud, midrash, mystical and biblical stories to help kids make-and treasure-the connections between
religion, spirituality, and modern living.
"Innocence, candor, spontaneity, wonder, amazement, trust, honesty; these are characteristics of children (and the children within adults) and they are the sources of spiritual thinking for every human being of any age....So, if you're a kid, go easy on the grown-ups; be patient with them; remind them of what it is like to experience life like a youngster. And if you're an adult, wonder again about who made the world." -From the 10th Anniversary Introduction
|Publisher:||Turner Publishing Company|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Lawrence Kushner, author, lecturer and spiritual leader, is regarded as one of the most creative religious thinkers and writers in America. A commentator on National Public Radio's All Things Considered, he has focused us on spiritual renewal with wisdom and humor. Through his books and lectures, people of every faith and background have found inspiration and new strength for spiritual search and growth. It has been said that some spiritual leaders blend religion and psychology to help us walk better on the ground, but Lawrence Kushner draws on the wisdom of the mystics to help us dance better on the ceiling.
Kushner's acclaimed books include I’m God; You’re Not: Observations on Organized Religion & Other Disguises of the Ego; Honey from the Rock: An Easy Introduction to Jewish Mysticism; Invisible Lines of Connection: Sacred Stories of the Ordinary; The Book of Letters: A Mystical Hebrew Alphabet; Jewish Spirituality: A Brief Introduction for Christians; and In God’s Hands, an inspiring fable for children, with Gary Schmidt (all Jewish Lights).
Kushner served as rabbi at Congregation Beth El in Sudbury, Massachusetts, for almost thirty years; he is currently the Emanu-El scholar at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco, and an adjunct faculty member at Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion. He is fascinated by graphic design and computers (designing most of his Jewish Lights books). He enjoys Mozart, hanging around sailboats, and making his granddaughters giggle.
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Table of Contents
Introduction to the 10th Anniversary EditionForeword
SEEING1 / Opening Your Eyes2 / Paying Close Attention3 / The One Who Is Hidden Everywhere4 / All Things Are ConnectedHEARING5 / The Blueprint inside Creation6 / The Silent Sound of Alef7 / The Never-ending Understanding8 / An Orchard of Delicious WordsDOING9 / Doing and Understanding10 / Repairing the World11 / Taking Responsibility12 / The Hands of GodPERSON13 / The Self of the Universe14 / The Whirlwind15 / Praying God's Prayers16 / Being Where You Are