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Because Nothing Looks Like God [Hardcover]

By Lawrence Kushner (Author), Karen Kushner (Author) & Dawn Majewski (Illustrator)
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Item description for Because Nothing Looks Like God by Lawrence Kushner, Karen Kushner & Dawn Majewski...

Explores questions young children may have about God and God's work in the world.

Publishers Description
What is God like?

Mixing sparks of curiosity and spiritual imagination, this wondrous book lights children's creativity and shows how God is with us every day, in every way.

In this, their first collaborative book, husband-and-wife team Lawrence and Karen Kushner combine their expertise to help introduce children to the possibilities of spiritual life. Real-life examples of happiness and sadness -- from goodnight stories, to the hope and fear felt the first time at bat, to the closing moments of someone's life -- invite parents and children to explore, together, the questions we all have about God, no matter what our age.

Three poetic spiritual stories will delight children of all ages:
-- "Where Is God?"
-- "What Does God Look Like?"
-- "How Does God Make Things Happen?"

Citations And Professional Reviews
Because Nothing Looks Like God by Lawrence Kushner, Karen Kushner & Dawn Majewski has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Kirkus Review - Children - 12/15/2000 page 1762
  • Booklist - 01/01/2001 page 963
  • Publishers Weekly - 01/29/2001 page 86
  • School Library Journal - 02/01/2001 page 113

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Jewish Lights Publishing
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.92" Width: 11.4" Height: 0.43"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 10, 2000
Publisher   Jewish Lights Publishing
Grade Level  Multiple Grades  
Age  4-8
ISBN  158023092X  
ISBN13  9781580230926  

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More About Lawrence Kushner, Karen Kushner & Dawn Majewski

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Rabbi Lawrence Kushner is one of the most widely read authors by people of all faiths on Jewish spiritual life. He is the best-selling author of such books as Invisible Lines of Connection: Sacred Stories of the Ordinary; God Was in This Place & I, i Did Not Know: Finding Self, Spirituality and Ultimate Meaning; Honey from the Rock: An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism; The Book of Letters: A Mystical Hebrew Alphabet; The Book of Miracles: A Young Person's Guide to Jewish Spiritual Awareness; The Book of Words: Talking Spiritual Life, Living Spiritual Talk; Eyes Remade for Wonder: A Lawrence Kushner Reader; I'm God, You're Not: Observations on Organized Religion and other Disguises of the Ego; Jewish Spirituality: A Brief Introduction for Christians; The River of Light: Jewish Mystical Awareness; The Way Into Jewish Mystical Tradition; and co-author of Because Nothing Looks Like God; How Does God Make Things Happen?; Where Is God?; What Does God Look Like?; and In God's Hands. He is the Emanu-El Scholar at San Francisco's Congregation Emanu-El and an adjunct professor of Jewish mysticism and spirituality at Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion.Rabbi Lawrence Kushner is available to speak on the following topics: Jewish Mystical Imagination Rymanover s Silent Aleph: What Really Happened on Sinai Zohar on Romance and Revelation What Makes Kabbalah Kabbalah Sacred Stories of the Ordinary: When God Makes a Surprise Appearance in Everyday LifeClick here to contact the author.

Lawrence Kushner currently resides in Boston Sanfrancisco San Franci, in the state of Massachusetts. Lawrence Kushner was born in 1943.

Lawrence Kushner has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Brief Introduction for Christians
  2. Early Childhood Sprituality
  3. Kushner

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Reviews - What do customers think about Because Nothing Looks Like God?

A children's theology book to cherish  Dec 29, 2007
Introduced to this book a few years ago by a friend's rabbi during a children's sabbath celebration, my husband and I were quite impressed. The art is so inviting to look at. But more importantly, the content is worth sharing with children you want to share a positive image of faith with very early on -- whether they are children who share your own religion or are in another religion that you respect.

We are Christian and have now shared this lovely book with children in our congregation, children in other Christian denominations (both Catholic and Protestant) and children being raised with Jewish traditions. We hope it will be a blessing to many -- adults and children -- as it has been to us.
Doesn't Talk Down to Your Kids  Dec 4, 2000
I've looked many years for a book that is spiritual, but doesn't talk down to kids, to share with my many grandchildren. There is another: "God's Paintbrush" but we have read it so many times that I needed something new. This is it! A wonderful, delightful exploration of who God is, and what God does in the world through us. Cuddle up to your grandchildren with this one.

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