All too often we think of prayer as something for a certain God, but what if we prayed for something from one another? Would we ask for anything other than world peace? For world peace, above all? Jane Goodall's book sings this prayer across cultural boundaries alongside Feeroozeh Golmohammadi's gorgeous illustrations. It's a book for a new spiritual age that recognizes ecological limits and the hope of ending all animal suffering, humans included. Amen to that.
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A universal message of hope and serenity among all of Earth's inhabitants
Jane Goodall is a world-renowned naturalist who brings her passion and her quest for understanding between all the Earth’s creatures to the fore in this beautiful and affecting prayer for world peace. She asks us all to rise above our dogmas, to bring a spirit of generosity to the living world around us, to pray for justice and for those who are suffering. Illustrated with rich and colorful artwork, this is prayer that’s both personal and universal and one that will speak to people of all ages from all backgrounds.
About the Author
Jane Goodall is an anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace, widely known for her studies of chimpanzees, for conservation, and for animal welfare. She is the author of numerous books, including The Chimpanzee Children of Gombe, Doctor White, The Eagle and the Wren, and With Love. Feeroozeh Golmohammadi is an artist and the first woman from Iran to win international recognition in the field of arts. Her art is exhibited widely around the world, and she has won a number of prestigious international awards.
"We're all in this together! New book teaches kids generosity of spirit . . . . A great bedtime story option with spiritual punch!" —kidsyogadaily.blogspot.com
"Adults interested in introducing a broad, nature- and compassion-based form of spirituality to children will be pleased with Goodall's approach, which emphasizes kindness and interconnectedness. That theme is borne out in the illustrations, which occasionally feature hints of human figures in abstract scenes of nature and make very effective use of color to evoke sympathetic feeling." —Sarah Hunter, Booklist
"A candid and direct picture of war, poverty, and inequity, but equally emphatic about the power of hope and faith." —Publishers Weekly
"Striking mixed-media paintings . . . . earnest and heartfelt." —Wendy Lukehart, School Library Journal