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Does God Ever Sleep?


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Joan Sauro, CSJ, is an award-winning author and illustrator of numerous articles and six books, including The Whole Earth Meditation and The Diary of a Jogging Nun. She has won two fellowships for fiction from the New York Foundation of the Arts and a Best Story of the Year award from the Catholic Press. A teacher of literature and workshop leader for adults and for children, she is a member of the religious order of the Sisters of St. Joseph.


Children are curious and ask questions: Who made God? Where is God? Does God Ever Sleep? Joan Sauro responds to the last question with engaging genile, poetic words and images that reassure children of God's words, "I will be with you." "Does everyone sleep? Do bikes and trees, birds and balloons? God lowers the shades and turns off the sun. God cares for the hills, the stones, the leaves, the flowers, the birds, turning on the moon." This is God in a human, imaginative form, suggesting divine protection for young children and all of God's creation, a lullaby for nighttime. * Church Educator *
"A playful and engaging journey through the mind of the child-and the childlike-to answer an important God-question. Delights the eyes and the imagination. Every 'child of God' will read, re-read and love this book!" -Sister Rose Raymond Wagner, OSF, retreat and spiritual director "Sometimes, the deepest spiritual truths can be buried not only in what we tell our children about God, but how we tell our children about God. Here, gently, quietly, in a lullaby of love, Joan Sauro speaks to God's unceasing attention to us-and to all the details of the world." -Gary Schmidt, coauthor of In God's Hands "With peaceful images and soothing, poetic words, the reader is lulled quietly to sleep, assured that God is but a whisper away. Delightfully told by 'loved ones,' this comforting bedtime story is for all children, and for the child within each one of us." -Nancy Sohn Swartz, author of In Our Image and How Did the Animals Help God? "Beautiful ... appealing.... The best part about this book is its simple, rhythmic text.... A great read-along or read-aloud book, especially for bedtime." -John S. Mogabgab, editor, Weavings

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