God's Dream

God's Dream

Book - 2008
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With warmth and humor, Archbishop Desmond Tutu distills his philosophy of unity and forgiveness into a picture book for the very young.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has a vision of God's dream, which he shares here with the youngest of listeners. It involves people who reach out and hold each other's hands, but sometimes get angry and hurt each other -- and say they're sorry and forgive. It's a wish that everyone will see they are brothers and sisters, no matter their way of speaking to God, no matter the size of their nose or the shade of their skin. Aided by vibrant artwork evoking such images as a rainbow and a sharing circle, Tutu offers the essence of his ubuntu philosophy, a wisdom so clear and crystalline that even the smallest child can understand.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2008.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780763633882
Branch Call Number: j 201.7273 TUTU D
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm.
Additional Contributors: Abrams, Douglas Carlton
Pham, LeUyen


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Oct 30, 2013

Very good book . Reccommend it , teaches to forgive , love and share with others .

Apr 03, 2013

Desmond Tutu's non-denominational, multi-cultural children's book is a thing of beauty. It begins, 'Dear Child of God, what do you dream about in your loveliest dreams?' He talks about goodness, sharing, helping one another and free will. Anger and sadness are discussed as well, and the simple ways in which we can help each other overcome them. My sister is a kindergarten teacher of many years experience. She has noticed, after reading this beautiful book to her class, that if there should be a disruption or squabble amongst the children, at recess or at indoor play, some of the children will take it upon themselves to speak to the ones involved . They might say something as simple as, " We think you don't know about God's dream...." The beautiful illustrations are by LeUyen Pham. A must read for anyone interested in a gentle lesson in ethics and understanding of the human condition.


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