Let There Be Light: Poems and Prayers for Repairing the World (Hardcover)

Poems and Prayers for Repairing the World

By Jane Breskin Zalben

Dutton Juvenile, 9780525469957, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 26, 2002

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Dear God,/Be good to me./The sea is so wide/And my boat is so small.

This prayer of a Breton fisherman is just one of the many simple yet profound pieces collected in this volume designed to give readers sustenance, hope, and strength. The poems and prayers represent a broad spectrum of faiths from around the world, among them Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Taoism, and African, Inuit, and Native American traditions. Inspiring quotes from Gandhi, the Dalai Lama, and anonymous sources are included as well. Paired with striking and evocative collage artwork, these timeless writings will promote unity as they provide comfort to young and old.

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