When God Gave Us Words

When God Gave Us Words

When God Gave Us Words

When God Gave Us Words


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Words. There are long words and short words, nice words and mean words. There are silly words, scary words, and hard-to-spell words. There are so many words in our world! But where did they all come from?

Award-winning childrens book author Sandy Eisenberg Sasso tells a creative tale about the origin of words, and the power of language, in When God Gave Us Words. Inside this innovative childrens book, God gives the power of words to humankind. At first, God and the angels are pleased with how people use words, but over time they start to use words to make curses, lies, and threats. The angels beg God to take back the gift of language, and just as God is about to take it back, new, beautiful words begin to fill the air. When God Gave Us Words features imaginative illustrations by Darcy Day Zoells.

When God Gave Us Words is a 2018 Spirituality & Practice Award Winner!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947888012
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 09/18/2018
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,119,231
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 3 - 8 Years

About the Author

Sandy Eisenberg Sasso is the author of many popular books for children and adults, the Director of Religion, Spirituality and the Arts Initiative at Indiana University–Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) Arts and Humanities Institute, and Rabbi Emerita of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck. Her children's books include The Story of AND, When God Gave Us Words, and, co-written with Amy-Jill Levine, A Very Big Problem, Who Is My Neighbor?, The Marvelous Mustard Seed, and Who Counts? For more information, visit www.allaboutand.com.

Darcy Day Zoells is a graduate of Northwestern University and a member of the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators.

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