About Is God Real or Pretend?
- Paperback: 66 pages
- Publisher: Black Rose Writing; Large type edition edition (August 15, 2013)
Is God Real or Pretend? is the story of young Franklin’s engaging and enlightening journey to answer this age old question. Franklin’s grandmother, Dr. Wendy Knowles, a professor of astronomy, first provides Franklin with the basic scientific means of determining what is real and what is not and how science distinguishes questions it can answer and those it cannot. Franklin’s mission of discovery continues as he meets a kindly professor of Greek mythology who offers a historical-cultural prospective on the question. Here Franklin meets the Greek Gods and their timeless myths.
Once armed with these new ideas, Franklin meets with representatives of the world’s five major religions: Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Christian and Muslim. These knowledgeable teachers from each of the great religions charm and delight as they shine positive lights on their religion. Franklin asks probing questions, while learning to appreciate and admire the diversity and beauty of these religious beliefs and traditions. Ultimately, Franklin’s dynamic school report on the immensity and magnificence of the universe becomes the backdrop for thinking critically about religion and questions about God.
This book is designed for anyone and everyone, young and old, religious or not, who wants to know more about these five great religions. It’s the most unforgettable and exciting journey, one every thoughtful child (and the curious adults in their life) will enjoy.
Jennifer Horsman is the author of many thought-provoking books for both young readers and adults. In addition to a B.A. from UC Irvine in Social Ecology, she has spent a lifetime reading about religion, philosophy, history, and science. You can find her and her books at JenniferHorsman.com.
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Monday, December 30th: Not in Jersey
Monday, January 6th: Mom in Love with Fiction
Wednesday, January 8th: Evolving Beings
Thursday, January 9th: Calibamamom
Friday, January 10th: Seaside Book Nook
Monday, January 13th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Wednesday, January 15th: Book-alicious Mama
Thursday, January 16th: Joyfully Retired
Wednesday, January 22nd: Day by Day in Our World
Wednesday, January 22nd: Babblin’ Brooke