Because Nothing Looks Like God:

A book from Jewish Lights, SkyLight Paths’ sister imprint

Mixing sparks of curiosity and spiritual imagination, creatively shows how God is with us every day, in every way. A vibrant invitation to children and their adults to explore—together—what, where, and how God is in our lives.

Lawrence and Karen Kushner
Full-color illustrations by Dawn Majewski

11 x 8½, 32 pp | 978-1-58023-092-6

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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.

“What a delight to have a book about God that does not talk down to children, but lifts them up and takes their spiritual lives seriously…. A good place for parents and children to wander and wonder.”

Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, Rabbi, Congregation Beth-El Zedeck; author of God’s Paintbrush and other books

“Shapes great wisdom into the words and the images where children live and wonder and learn.... The perfect guide, companion, teacher.”

Walter Wangerin, Jr., author of The Book of God; Paul; and many other books

“Helps children explore ... the most important truths,  common to all traditions, encouraging children to be curious, confident, and compassionate.”    

Martin Boroson, author of Becoming Me: A Story of Creation

“Delighful and insightful.... Like adults, children have spiritual hungers. The Kushners and Dawn Majewski provide a creative and nourishing meal for children and adults, who hunger for the mystery of God.”

Bishop Robert F. Morneau, Auxiliary Bishop of Green Bay

“A grand subject. Simply and movingly told.”

Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are

“Empowers children to do God’s work.”

American Library Association’s Booklist