Multicultural, Nonsectarian, Nondenominational
Endorsed by Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish Religious Leaders
Finalist, Children's Books of Distinction Award--Hungry Mind Review
A Children's Book Council Not Just for Children Anymore Selection
Recommended by Parent Council
Everyone and everything in the world has a name. What is God's name?
In poetic text and vibrant illustrations, this modern fable celebrates the diversity and, at the same time, the unity of all people.
"God must have a single name this greater and more powerful than all other names." All the people of the world set out to find God's name ... and each of the many seekers is sure that he or she alone has found the right name, the only name, for God. Finally, they come together--and at last learn what God's name really is.
In God's Name is a spiritual celebration of all people of the world and their belief in one God.
Visitors to the mosque at Cordoba are plagued by the tricks of three naughty boys: Rashid, who is Muslim, Samuel who is Jewish and Miguel who is Christian. One day, they go one step too far and as a punishment, they are forced to work in the mosque gardens, where they develop a deep sense of the building's beauty and significance. Many years later, when the Christian king threatens to demolish the Islamic Mezquita and build a church in its place, the three friends reunite to hatch a plan to save the great mosque... Ann Jungman's story demonstrates what can be achieved when people work together and don't waste energy hating each other.
An endearing collection of classic poems from Robert Louis Stevenson, as well as favorite selections from the Bible, Robert Browning, Mother Goose, Christian Rossetti, and other classic children's writers. Timeless, beloved poems such as "My Shadow," "Wynken, Blynken and Nod," and "Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star" are nestled next to comforting prayers for little ones. Each of the books' four sections, A Time to Play, Day's End, Wonders of Childhood and Blessings of Faith is enhanced with the acclaimed works of the world-renowned artist Thomas Kinkade.
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.
"At that moment, Brother Francis laid a figure of baby Jesus in the manger bed."Where did the tradition of displaying a manger scene come from? Find out in Saint Francis and the Nativity, an engaging story that weaves together the history of the first nativity with the fictional story of Mario, a young shepherd boy, who helps Saint Francis of Assisi find a way to visually display the true meaning of Christmas.Children will love the beautiful illustrations and the suggested family activities that accompany this sweet story.
This popular classic is a must for all Muslim children, parents, and teachers. It covers the lives of the Prophets, faith, prayer, fasting, charity, pilgrimage, morals, and manners. Learning by doing is emphasized, with plenty of fun things to do for kids 6-12 years: picture puzzles, crossword puzzles, games, coloring, and crafts, making learning about Islam enjoyable and educational. Originally published in Germany, it has already been used successfully in both Muslim homes and weekend classes. The English version has been revised and carries new illustrations.
Ahmad Von Denffer was born in Germany in 1949. He studied Islamics and Social Anthropology at the Universty of Mainz, where he also attended additional courses in the Department of Missiology. His special interests include Christian-Muslim relations. He has made a number of contributions to scholarly journals and has several publications to his credit. He joined the Islamic Foundation as Research Fellow in 1978 and is presently working with the Islamic Centre, Munich.
Features Karna, a brave and ambitious character from the epic Mahabharata, as famous for his generosity as for his skills with bow and arrow- Introduces children to one of the most colorful characters of Hindu mythology - Illustrated throughout with glowing full-color paintings in traditional Indian style - Speaks to the questions that arise for adoptive children and their parents When Princess Kunti is twelve years old she tries reciting a secret mantra for inviting the gods into her life. She gets more than she bargained for when the Sun, himself, swoops down out of the sky in a golden chariot and presents her with a baby. "Take him back," she cries. "I'm not ready to be a mother " But it's too late; the Sun says the baby is her responsibility now. However, he points out the child's golden earrings and the golden shield upon his chest and tells Kunti that as long he wears them, the child will be protected. Kunti tearfully puts the baby in a basket and sets him afloat on the river, where Adhiratha and Radha, a poor and childless couple, find him and take him in. Karna: The Greatest Archer in the World introduces the reader to the heroic but humanly flawed character of Karna, who grapples with issues of right and wrong, truth and lies, loyalty and abandonment. It tells how Radha helps her adoptive son, Karna, solve the mystery of his birth; how she and her husband give Karna the courage to follow his heart in the study of archery; how Karna faces his birth mother in the final days of his brief but brilliant life; and how his loyalty to a friend and his unparalleled generosity and sense of honor ultimately cause him to give his own life so that good may triumph over evil.