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The Berenstain Bears Show God's Love
The Berenstain Bears Show God's Love
Hardcover      ISBN: 0310720109

Young readers will enjoy this five-book collection that is a part of the Living Lights(TM) series of Berenstain Bears books. Children will learn biblical values, as well as how to be respectful and kind to others. Included in the timeless collection you'll find The Berenstain Bears and the Gift of Courage, The Berenstain Bears: Faithful Friends, The Berenstain Bears and a Job Well Done, The Berenstain Bears Play a Good Game, and The Berenstain Bears Love Their Neighbors.

The Berenstain Bears Show God's Love--part of the popular Zonderkidz Living Lights series of books--is perfect for:

  • Early readers ages 4-8
  • Reading out loud in classrooms, during story time, and at home or bedtime
  • Birthday gifts, Easter, holiday gift giving, or as a new addition to your home library
  • Sparking intentional conversations about forgiveness, respect, kindness, and honesty

The Berenstain Bears Show God's Love is an addition to the Living Lights(TM) series that:

  • Features the hand-drawn artwork of the Berenstain family
  • Continues in the much-loved footsteps of Stan and Jan Berenstain in this Berenstain Bears series of books
  • Is part of one of the bestselling children's book series ever created, with more than 250 books published and nearly 300 million copies sold to date
God's Names
God's Names
Paperback      ISBN: 1596382198

This is a full-color guide for parents to teach their early elementary children about God's character, as it is revealed in 24 names in the Bible. Each chapter ends with a personal application and activities.

What Is God?
What Is God?
Hardcover      ISBN: 0920668895

What is God? is an eloquent introduction to the ideas behind God and religion, and brings forward complex ideas in a way children will understand. It is written with a simple clarity and beautifully illustrated with just the right blend of seriousness and humor.

What is God? compares different religions -- Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism -- and their holy books, looks at misunderstandings and arguments among people of different religions, and talks about praying as well as feeling connected to everything in the world.

If you want to talk about spirituality with a child, or introduce them to philosophy or religion, or just help them to begin to center themselves and their feelings about the world, this book is a great beginning.

How Ganesh Got His Elephant Head
How Ganesh Got His Elephant Head
Hardcover      ISBN: 1591430216

The magical story of how Ganesh, the son of Shiva and Parvati, was brought back to life with the head of an elephant

- The story of one of the most beloved characters in Indian lore, made accessible for Western children

- Illustrated throughout with paintings from the classic Indian tradition

Any Indian child can tell you how the beloved god Ganesh got his elephant's head--now American children can know as well. For centuries Indian children have grown up hearing Ganesh's story--how his mother, Parvati (an incarnation of the great mother goddess), created a small boy from sandalwood soap and commanded that he guard the palace against all intruders while she took her bath. How her husband, Shiva (the fearsome god of destruction), didn't take kindly to being barred from his own home. How Shiva beheaded the boy during the cosmic war that followed, but then, when he realized that the balance of the entire universe was at stake, brought the boy back to life by grafting an elephant's head onto his body and made him the people's intercessor against the powers of destruction.

Ganesh's timeless story teaches children about the steadfast power of dedication to duty, the awe-inspiring power of a mother's love for her child, and the gentle power of compassion, which holds the world together. Accompanied by rich, color illustrations prepared according to the traditional Hindu canon, How Ganesh Got His Elephant Head will transport children to a magical world filled with ancient wisdom.
In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World
In the Beginning
Creation Stories from Around the World
Paperback      ISBN: 0152387420

A thought-provoking collection of twenty-five stories that reflect the wonder and glory of the origins of the world and humankind. With commentary by the author. "A must for mythology shelves."--Booklist

The Ten Commandments
The Ten Commandments
Hardcover      ISBN: 0802837581
Allah Gave Me Two Ears to Hear
Allah Gave Me Two Ears to Hear
Hardcover      ISBN: 0860373533

A wonderful account of the sense of hearing given to us by the creator, which can be explored endlessly with young children through everyday songs and sounds, encouraging us to give thanks to God.

The Path to Forgiveness
The Path to Forgiveness
Hardcover      ISBN: 1592982980

The Path to Forgiveness is an inspirational journey of the heart to a place where one can discover the power of forgiveness, peace, and hope. This beautifully illustrated book offers a gentle but powerful message to all ages on the importance of forgiveness and brings hope and comfort to those struggling with pain and regret.

Alef-Bet: A Hebrew Alphabet Book
Alef-Bet
A Hebrew Alphabet Book
Hebrew    Paperback      ISBN: 1588382338

Hebrew is a very, very old language. It was spoken in ancient Israel many thousands of years ago, and has been kept alive for centuries by Jews and scholars. Modern Hebrew was the dream and work of a man named Eliezer Ben-Yehuda. He made new words from ancient words and gave Hebrew speakers a way to say modern words such as ice cream, bicycle, and airplane. This book is a child's introduction to modern Hebrew; but more than that, it is a joyous portrait of a very special family. Its heroine, Gabi, shares in the activities of five-year-olds everywhere; she dances, she pretends, she dresses up, she helps with the baby. Her exuberance about her own life bounces off every page, and the enthusiasm and warmth of her family surround her, and the reader, with love.

Shifting Sands: Life in the Times of Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad
Shifting Sands
Life in the Times of Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad
Hardcover      ISBN: 155451617x

The stories of three young people who experience the tumult--in three eras--as new religions are about to be born. Dina is a slave, who must make a choice between the predictable life of an Egyptian slave, or an uncertain one that promises more by following Moses into the desert. Fifteen hundred years later, Rome's oppressive rule has impoverished young Mattan's family. When they come upon a man preaching in Capernaum, their lives change forever as they become followers of Jesus. Around 622 A.D. Fallah, a Bedouin boy, flees from his desert home to break out of the grip of the blood feud that killed his father. Though he becomes a successful poet in the marketplace of Mecca, he and his brother are condemned to live forever as outsiders in a society dominated by a powerful tribe. Muhammad and his Companions offer them a different future--if they are brave enough to grasp it. Drawing on both the historical and the imagined, Shifting Sands brings the past to vivid life. These stories expertly recreate how life might have been for young people living in the time of three of the world's most important figures.