For Heaven's Sake:

A book from Jewish Lights, SkyLight Paths’ sister imprint

People said "for heaven's sake" to Isaiah a lot. After his Grandpa goes to heaven, Isaiah determines to find out where it is. This charming, award-winning story teaches that heaven is often found in the places where you least expect it.

Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
Full-color illustrations by Kathryn Kunz Finney

9 x 12, 32 pp | Full-color illus. | 978-1-58023-054-4

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What is heaven? Where do we find it?

People said “for heaven’s sake” to Isaiah a lot. Everyone talked about heaven. “Thank heavens.” “Heaven forbid.” But no one would say what heaven was or where to find it.

After his grandfather died Isaiah was told that Grandpa had gone to heaven. Isaiah wondered exactly where and what heaven was. He became determined to find out, and sought answers from many different people.

In this charming story, award-winning author Sandy Eisenberg Sasso teaches that heaven is often found in the places where you least expect it.

Praise for Sandy Eisenberg Sasso’s Books

“I delighted in Isaiah’s search and his discovery that heaven is just where it ought to be—where you’d least expect it. A warm and wise story for young and old alike.”

Douglas Wood, author of Old Turtle and Grandad’s Prayers of the Earth

“This book is a reminder of how well Sandy Sasso knows the minds of children. But it may surprise—and delight—readers to find how well she knows us grown-ups too.”

Maria Harris, National Consultant in Religious Education, and author of Teaching and Religious Imagination

“Once again Sasso has given us a great gift: a magnificent story to share with children that will help provoke the very conversations we most want to have.”

Nancy Fuchs–Kreimer, Director of Religious Studies, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College; author, Parenting As a Spiritual Journey

“Sandy Sasso is a talented writer who captures the innocence of childhood in this charming book.”

Eileen M. Franke, Chair, Parish and Community Libraries Section, Catholic Library Association

“Sandy Sasso’s books consistently present images of God in healthful and imaginative ways. I use her writings often in both children’s and adults’ educational settings.”

Rev. Patricia Rae Kessel, Associate Pastor, Columbia City United Methodist Church, IN

“A very special book to help stimulate children’s religious imagination to think about God.”

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame

“An excellent way to honor the imaginative breadth and depth of the spiritual life of the young.”

Dr. Robert Coles, Harvard University

“A lovely tale. . . . Children of all ages should be drawn to this parable for our times.”

Tomie dePaola, artist/author of books for children