Be Like God
Number of pages: 144
Finally, a book for kids ages 8-12 that inspires a personal relationship with God.
With good humor and clear examples, Dr. Ron Wolfson explains the biblical idea that every human being is made “in the image of God,” and that people of any age have the potential to imitate God in order to bring God’s presence into the world. Jewish tradition calls this “repairing the world;” Christianity calls this “bringing God’s Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.” It’s easy to become God’s partner on earth: figure out what God does in the Bible, and then you do it! God creates, rests, blesses, calls, comforts, cares, repairs, gives and forgives.
For each of God’s characteristics, Wolfson offers stories and suggestions for what might be on God’s to-do list for kids—the many ways they can make a difference in the lives of others and find meaning and purpose for their own. The book will empower kids to “be like God”: to be creative, to turn off the computer and rest, to be a blessing to parents and friends, to do good deeds, to comfort those who are sick, to repair a little corner of the world, to give of themselves, and to forgive those who “mess up.”
A great gift from parents and grandparents who are eager for their kids to connect with spirituality, the Bible, and God. A wonderful resource for religious school classrooms of all faiths.