Item description for But God Remembered: Stories of Women from Creation to the Promised Land by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso & Bethanne Andersen...
Overview This lively collection of four stories gives voices and names to women from biblical and ancient times whom we seldom remember. But God Remembered imagines and remembers, and weaves the stories of: Lilith, the first woman in the garden of Eden, and 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; the bold-spirited Daughters of Z, who struggle against discrimination with great daring--and extraordinary results. But God Remembered is a modern reclaiming of the Bible, a celebration of courageous and wise women from ancient tradition. These stories invite children of all ages to remember, and to bring their own faith and dreams to life.
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Studio: Jewish Lights Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.28" Width: 9.32" Height: 0.41" Weight: 1.13 lbs.
Release Date May 31, 1995
Publisher Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN 1879045435 ISBN13 9781879045439
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More About Sandy Eisenberg Sasso & Bethanne Andersen
Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso is director of the Religion, Spirituality, and the Arts Initiative at Butler University and is a national speaker on women and spirituality and the religious imagination of children. She is rabbi emerita of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck in Indianapolis, where she served for thirty-six years, and is the author of numerous highly acclaimed books for both adults and children. Her children's book The Shema in the Mezuzah won the 2012 National Jewish Book Award for Best Illustrated Children's Book. Peninnah Schram is professor emerita of speech and drama at Yeshiva University. An internationally renowned storyteller, she travels across the United States and other countries as a featured presenter at storytelling festivals and conferences and as an artist-in-residence. She is the author of twelve notable books of Jewish folktales and has received numerous prestigious awards, including a Covenant Award for Outstanding Jewish Educator and the National Storytelling Network's Lifetime Achievement Award.
Sandy Eisenberg Sasso currently resides in Indianapolis, in the state of Indiana.
Reviews - What do customers think about But God Remembered: Stories of Women from Creation to the Promised Land?
A must for all ages! Sep 26, 2000
Many of the lessons we all need to hear are best heard from the perspective of a child -- and by becoming childlike in our listening! These are the old stories so often over looked by our culture and our religious communities. A must to read to all children. A must to celebrate with the women of tomorrow! But I have used this book mostly with adults to re-enforce positive feminine lessons with a biblical back up they did not know exists. Let us continue to tell the stories! The author and illustrator do a beautiful job keeping the message alive!
God remembered Apr 29, 2000
Sasso has taken four "incomplete" little known stories from the Bible-- the stories of Lilith, Serach, Bityah and the Daughters of Z-- and filled in the blanks, so to speak. The result is a beautiful volume that is a pleasure to read.