Tuesday, January 6, 2009

God's Dream

Author: Archbishop Desmond Tutu

First line: Dear Child of God, What do you dream about in your loveliest of dreams?

Why you should read this book: This completely non-sectarian picture book emphasizes the values that won Tutu a Nobel Prize for Peace: empathy, equality, non-violent conflict resolution, and acceptance. Children of different cultures are depicted in friendly interactions, enjoying themselves and making God happy. With simple logic, the text explains a doctrine of love, erases perceived differences among children, and demonstrates that the world is a much, much nicer place if everyone agrees to get along.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You are a total crank and your doctrine of atheism trumps any moral messages that might appear in a book that assumes the existence of a divine being.

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