In God's Hands

By Lawrence Kushner; Gary D. Schmidt; Matthew J. Baek (Illustrator)
(Jewish Lights Publishing, Hardcover, 9781580232241, 32pp.)

Publication Date: July 2005

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Description

A Charming tale to remind us all that our kindness works miracles.

When the sun sets and stars fill the sky, the square in the little town grows quiet and still. The cool air of distant hills mingles with the sweet scent of baking bread. The moon rises and glows softly. It's the sort of place where miracles could happen.

David and Jacob live in the same little, ordinary town, but it's almost as if they re from different worlds. David is so poor he can barely feed his family. Jacob is so consumed with staying rich he thinks about nothing but money. But the two men have one thing in common: they both believe that miracles are big, magical things that can only happen somewhere else, to someone else.

But when Jacob wakes up from a nap in synagogue one day, sure that God has demanded twelve loaves of bread from him, all this changes in amazing ways you d never expect.

A delightful, timeless legend based on Jewish tradition, "In God's Hands" tells of the ordinary miracles that occur when we really, truly open our eyes to the world around us.




About the Author
Rabbi Lawrence Kushner is one of the most widely read authors by people of all faiths on Jewish spiritual life. He is the best-selling author of such books as Invisible Lines of Connection: Sacred Stories of the Ordinary; God Was in This Place & I, i Did Not Know: Finding Self, Spirituality and Ultimate Meaning; Honey from the Rock: An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism; The Book of Letters: A Mystical Hebrew Alphabet; The Book of Miracles: A Young Person's Guide to Jewish Spiritual Awareness; The Book of Words: Talking Spiritual Life, Living Spiritual Talk; Eyes Remade for Wonder: A Lawrence Kushner Reader; I'm God, You're Not: Observations on Organized Religion and other Disguises of the Ego; Jewish Spirituality: A Brief Introduction for Christians; The River of Light: Jewish Mystical Awareness; The Way Into Jewish Mystical Tradition and coauthor of Because Nothing Looks Like God; How Does God Make Things Happen?; Where Is God?; What Does God Look Like? and In God's Hands (all Jewish Lights). He is the Emanu-El Scholar at San Francisco's Congregation Emanu-El and an adjunct professor of Jewish mysticism and spirituality at Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion.Rabbi Lawrence Kushner is available to speak on the following topics:

Jewish Mystical Imagination Rymanover's Silent Aleph: What Really Happened on Sinai Zohar on Romance and Revelation What Makes Kabbalah Kabbalah Sacred Stories of the Ordinary: When God Makes a Surprise Appearance in Everyday Life



Gary D. Schmidt is the bestselling author of Okay For Now, the Newbery Honor and Printz Honor book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, and the Newbery Honor book The Wednesday Wars. He is a professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Matthew J. Baek's artwork has appeared in many publications both nationally and internationally. His clients include the Washington Post, the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Samsung, and the Progressive magazine. He lives near Washington, D.C., with his wife, Bon Jin, and his daughter, Elisa.
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