A book from Jewish Lights, SkyLight Paths’ sister imprint
The people of the world set out to find God's name, and each seeker is sure that he or she alone has found the right name. With poetic text and vibrant illustrations, this modern fable celebrates the diversity and unity of all people.
Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
Full color illustrations by Phoebe Stone
9 x 12, 32 pp | Full color illus. | 978-1-879045-26-2
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.
"Magical ... vibrant illustrations.... Deserves a place on the resource shelf of every parish, in the library of every school and would make an ideal gift for a creative family."
"I got goose bumps when I read In God's Name, its language and illustrations are that moving. This is a book children will love and the whole family will cherish for its beauty and power."
—Francine Klagsbrun, author of Mixed Feelings: Love, Hate, Rivalry, and Reconciliation among Brothers and Sisters
"What a lovely, healing book!"
“In God’s Name provides a wonderful illustration of the many faces through which God is known and understood…. Children of all ages will come away with a deeper grasp of God’s many-faceted splendor.”
—The Rt. Rev. Edward W. Jones, DD, Episcopal Bishop of Indianapolis
“A poignant and touching fable that will reach the hearts of parents and children alike. This beautiful book teaches us something about ourselves, and about God.”
—Rabbi David J. Wolpe, author of Teaching Your Children about God
“A refreshingly simple way to convey profound truth about God, for children and those who read to or with them.”
—Dr. Richard Dickinson, president, Christian Theological Seminary
“Author Sandy Eisenberg Sasso has given people of faith a book that asks a hard question and delivers and answer…. Magically illustrated, this poignant, needed, and beautiful book is truly for all of us…. Buy this book. Buy it for your parents, your children, your friends, your church library. Buy it for yourself.”
—Book Room Review
“An exuberantly illustrated children’s book that explores both the diversity and unity of all people.”
“Powerful, poetic text and vibrant illustrations…. A rare book of spiritual celebration for all people, of all ages, for all time. Not for children only.”
“Helps expand and enrich our images of God, while, at the same time showing how our own expertise helps us name God…. Speaks powerfully to children of all ages. It could be used as a call to worship or for a time of devotion.”