Monday, March 27, 2017

PBT Series: God Book #2

Picture Book: Does God Hear My Prayer?
Author: August Gold
Photographer: Diane Hardy Waller
Summary: Through a series of questions, this inviting book explores the many ways children can communicate with and experience God. This book emphasizes the assurance that God’s love and presence is always available and attentive. Photographs highlight the ways we experience God, God’s world, and other creatures created by God.
Hanna’s Comments: In a sense I am featuring 5 books today and giving you a link to a 6th! The book above is representative of a series of 5 books. All have the same format and are comparable in content. In ways that are neither preachy nor simple, these books offer thought-provoking questions about God’s nature and our relationship with God and others. Reading these books should lead to some valuable conversations with your children across settings: in faith communities, in private schools where faith conversations are welcome, and in homes. Photographs and other illustrations increase the child-friendliness of these books. This entire series as well as other books from this publisher are "endorsed by Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, and Buddhist religious leaders." If you are Christian, note that Jesus is not mentioned, but God is represented in ways that reflect Christian values. At the end of this post are photos of other books in this series, their authors, and photographers.
Original Publisher & Date: Skylight Paths Publishing, 2005
Age & Grade Appropriateness: 3 and up, Pre and up
Formats other than Book: Tablet
Scripture Connections: You make known to be the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy (Psalm 16:11); behold, I am with you always (Matthew 28:20)
Idea(s) for Application: Use this book and the other books in this series anytime you want to explore the nature of God with children in a way that invites their questions and explorations. 

Author: August Gold
Photographer: Diane Hardy Waller
There is another PBT book with this title that you can read about [here.] 

Author: August Gold
Photographer: Diane Hardy Waller

Author & Photographer: Joan Sauro

Author: Kay Lindahl
Photographer: Cynthia Maloney

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