When God Gave Us Words


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Flyaway Books
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10.97 X 0.38 X 9.76 inches | 0.97 pounds

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About the Author

Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, a parent, spiritual leader, and storyteller, is the awardwinning 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: /p>

  • 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

Darcy Day Zoells is a graduate of Northwestern University and a member of the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators.


"An imaginative tale about God's desire to give people language." --Spirituality & Practice

"Inspiring without being overly sentimental, this book is a nondenominational meditation on the beauty and power of shared expression." --Booklist

"The gift of language becomes relevant and real in this original tale." --Kirkus Reviews

"A creative way of explaining how words came to be." --Kids' BookBuzz

"Beautifully illustrated . . . [a] recommended addition to family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library collections." --Midwest Book Review