Is God Nice?

Book, 2017, 60 pp
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Do our children view God as violent or compassionate? How does this understanding impact how they treat people?

Is God Nice? portrays God's radical inclusion and compassion in everyday scenes that kids can easily relate to.The second half transitions to how Jesus reveals God's love more fully for us to see. The reader is left knowing that God's love is endless and that we can participate in this mystery as we continue to discover God's love all around us.

This book is meant to initiate conversation, questions and creative action. Consider this resource to be a spark that ignites the potential in our kids as they imagine a more compassionate world.

"As an Asian woman, I grew up believing God as a old white man in the sky, unable to see a reflection of my own self in God's image. Is God Nice? shatters traditional perceptions of who God is, giving children permission to imagine a range of representations as well as a glimpse into the character of God through the person of Jesus. This book will expand your child's notion of the Divine and reinforce love as God's nature--the perfect antidote to toxic, antiquated portrayals of an angry God." -- Cindy Wang Brandt, author, founder of Raising Children Unfundamentalist

Recognisable everyday relationships, feminine and masculine pronouns for God, diversity represented in the images, compassion and courage threaded throughout [...] How I wish such a book had been available when raising my own kids. It expresses something of the mystery and counter-cultural challenge that is implicit in the Biblical understanding of the Divine, but had been lost to my generation." -- Lois Baldwin Sidebotham, spiritual director, retreat guide

"This is a children's book that every adult needs to read. It's subversive, beautiful, challenging and live-giving." -- Craig Greenfield, author, founder of Alongsiders International

GenreIntroductory Reference
ExpressionIllustrated/Picture Book
TopicCharacter of God

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