One Earth, One Spirit -A Child's Book of Prayers from Many Faiths and Cultures: A Child's Book of Prayers from Many Faiths and Cultures

Tessa Strickland, Compiled by
Tessa Strickland, Compiled by Sierra Club Books for Children $14.95 (40p) ISBN 978-0-87156-978-3
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Color photographs of children from around the world are juxtaposed with an equally broad spectrum of prayers in this attractive, inspirational collection. Whether from the Russian Orthodox, Native American or Buddhist cultures, the brief prayers here express the universal feelings of love, responsibility, steadfastness and comfort common to the major world religions. Accessible language with examples that may even be familiar to youngest readers (such as ""Now I lay me down to sleep"") is well complemented by an array of photographs depicting children as they splash in the rush of an ocean wave, watch a sunset or run through a flower-filled meadow. The combination presents prayers as peaceful, beautiful moments in everyday life. An author's note features a wealth of information on diverse cultures and religions. Ages 7-12. (Oct.)
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