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Title:
A book about God
Author:
Fitch, Florence Mary, 1875-1959.
Publication Information:
New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books/Morrow, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary:
Discusses God and how he is reflected in the natural world around us.
General Note:
Originally published: New York : Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, c1953.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780688161286

9780688161293
Format :
Book

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Almost all children wonder about God and wish they could see Him. But we don't need to see Him to know what He is like. We need only look around at all the things that are like Him: the warmth of the sun, the strength of the mountains, the nourishment of the rain, the comfort of a parent's loving embrace. Using simple concepts that are understandable to even the very young child, this nondenominational book gently introduces children to the concept of God.


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Booklist Review

Ages 3^-8. In her text, first published in 1953, Fitch attempts to explain the unexplainable, to convey the essence of God by comparing God to nature. She compares God to air, to the mountains, to the sea: "The sea that on the surface / moves as it will / But deep down is quiet and still and full of mystery. / God is like the sea." The text succeeds admirably, though congregations preferring a less masculine interpretation of God will wish that the editors of the new edition had not relied so heavily on "he." Sorensen's oil paintings capture the majesty and beauty evoked by the text, their spaciousness and rich texture filling every page to the edges. He includes people of many different races in his paintings, but it is always the landscapes that dominate. A fine choice for the religion shelf. --Susan Dove Lempke


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Originally published in 1953 (Lothrop) and newly illustrated, this is a sweetly eloquent, simply expressed, nondenominational discussion of God. He is as bright as the day and restful as the night, as strength-giving as the sun, as essential as the air we breath, as nourishing as the rain, as protective as the mountains, and as mysterious as the sea. Everything beautiful is a reflection of God, whose love is limitless. Each concept is splendidly illustrated by a realistic, double-page oil painting of a lovely outdoor scene: boys running joyfully through a flowery meadow, frogs resting contentedly on blooming lily pads, kittens frolicking playfully in a grassy field, and swans and cygnets gliding gracefully on a rain-spattered pond. Together, the text and pictures create a mood of serenity, majesty, and beauty.-Patricia Pearl Dole, formerly at First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.