Because Nothing Looks Like God by Lawrence Kushner & Karen Kushner

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With the help of Because Nothing Looks Like God you can encourage children to develop their own personal relationship with God. Remember, whatever children say about God is true for them. There are no wrong answers. 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 everyday 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"

Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, one of the most widely read authors on Jewish spiritual life, is the Emanu-El Scholar at San Francisco’s Congregation Emanu-El and visiting professor of Jewish spirituality at the Graduate Theological Union. He is the bestselling author of such books for adults as Filling Words with Light: Hasidic and Mystical Reflections on Jewish Prayer; Honey from the Rock: An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism; The Book of Letters: A Mystical Hebrew Alphabet; and The Way Into Jewish Mystical Tradition (all Jewish Lights), among many others. His children’s books include Because Nothing Looks Like God (with Karen Kushner) and In God’s Hands (with Gary Schmidt) (both Jewish Lights), among many others.

About Lawrence Kushner & Karen Kushner

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Lawrence Kushner is widely regarded as one of the most creative spiritual writers in America. The author of several award-winning books, Kushner has been a frequent commentator on National Public Radio's All Things Considered, and is one of the most sought-after speakers for Christian and Jewish audiences on the topic of spiritual renewal today. A rabbi, he is a leading teacher of Jewish mysticism and a member of the Skylight Paths Editorial Advisory Board.
Published October 3, 2011 by Jewish Lights Publishing. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Fiction

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This multicultural, nondenominational, and non-sectarian attempt poses three questions: “Where is God?,” “What does God look like?,” and “How does God make things happen?” There are various answers to these questions, ranging from images such as God “is in the first ripening tomato, and in cookie...

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Lawrence Kushner (The Book of Miracles: A Young Person's Guide to Jewish Spiritual Awareness) and Karen Kushner (contributor to How to Be a Jewish Parent) tackle three big questions in this discussion-starter of a book: Where is God?

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