In God's Name

Sandy Eisenberg Sasso (Author) Phoebe Stone (Illustrator)


Multicultural, Nonsectarian, Nondenominational
Endorsed by Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish Religious Leaders

Finalist, Children's Books of Distinction Award--Hungry Mind Review
A Children's Book Council Not Just for Children Anymore! Selection
Recommended by Parent Council

Everyone and everything in the world has a name. What is God's name?

In poetic text and vibrant illustrations, this modern fable celebrates the diversity and, at the same time, the unity of all people.

"God must have a single name this greater and more powerful than all other names." All the people of the world set out to find God's name ... and each of the many seekers is sure that he or she alone has found the right name, the only name, for God. Finally, they come together--and at last learn what God's name really is.

In God's Name is a spiritual celebration of all people of the world and their belief in one God.

Product Details

$11.99  $11.03
Jewish Lights Publishing
Publish Date
September 01, 2004
8.5 X 11.02 X 0.11 inches | 0.33 pounds
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About the Author

Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, a parent, spiritual leader and storyteller, is the award-winning author of God's Paintbrush, In God's Name, God In Between and many other inspiring books for children of all faiths and backgrounds. The second woman to be ordained as a rabbi (1974) and the first rabbi to become a mother, she and her husband, Dennis, were the first rabbinical couple to jointly lead a congregation--Beth-El Zedeck in Indianapolis. They have two children, David and Debora, and three grandchildren. Sasso, who holds a doctorate in ministry, is active in the interfaith community, and has written and lectured on the renewal of spirituality and the discovery of the religious imagination in children of all faiths.

Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso is available to speak on the following topics:

  • Nurturing the Spiritual Imagination of Children
  • Tell Me a Story: Reading the Bible and the Religious Imagination of Children
  • Filling in the Blanks: How Women Read the Bible
  • Women and Judaism: A Personal Journey
  • Midrash as a Tool for Spiritual Reflection

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Phoebe Stone, a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, is an award-winning artist who has received two Council on the Arts fellowships for painting. Her work has been exhibited widely and appears in many corporate and private collections. Her books include When the Wind Bears Go Dancing, What Night Do the Angels Wander and All the Blue Moons at the Wallace Hotel.


"I got goose bumps when I read In God's Name, its language and illustrations are that moving. This is a book children will love and the whole family will cherish for its beauty and power."
--Francine Klagsbrun, author, Mixed Feelings: Love, Hate, Rivalry, and Reconciliation among Brothers and Sisters

"What a lovely, healing book!"
--Madeleine L'Engle

"In God's Name provides a wonderful illustration of the many faces through which God is known and understood.... Children of all ages will come away with a deeper grasp of God's many-faceted splendor."
--The Rt. Rev. Edward W. Jones, DD, Episcopal Bishop of Indianapolis

"A poignant and touching fable that will reach the hearts of parents and children alike. This beautiful book teaches us something about ourselves, and about God."
--Rabbi David J. Wolpe, author, Teaching Your Children about God

"A refreshingly simple way to convey profound truth about God, for children and those who read to or with them."
--Dr. Richard Dickinson, president, Christian Theological Seminary