Is God Sad? by Gil Daleski


Is God Sad? by Gil Daleski

In this colourful and creative children s work, Daleski highlights and answers the hard to ask questions about God and his existence through the dialogue between a father and his daughter. This book serves as a unique learning tool for which every parent can address the fears and feelings children struggle with in terms of God.


It can serve as a model for parents who may not quite know how to answer the inquisitive young mind. --Chana Givon, Jerusalem, February 2007 In contrast to its title, this book about God for young children is joyful, with colorful abstract illustrations to convey the idea of loving omnipotence that the text imparts. As a child named Tamar asks questions about God, such as How does God know that I m sad? or So what does it mean to die? , her father answers them in a truthful, reverent, and gentle way. Translated from the Hebrew by Shirley Kaufman, the conversation between father and child affirms God s goodness, empathy, loving kindness, and generosity, while also confronting questions about death in a way that will give comfort to a young child. For preschool grade 2 -- Susan Berson, Denver, September / October 2007 Issue of the AJL (Association of Jewish Libraries) Newsletter

About the Author

Gil Daleski was born in Jerusalem in 1954 and has always lives in the Holy city. He studied psychology and philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and worked as a Group Dynamic Leader. He is also the author of many poems. Is God Sad? was inspired by the author's intimate conversations with his three daughters and his intense interest in the subject over many years.

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40 pages


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Publication date

1st February 2007



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