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
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.
Endorsed by Protestant, Catholic, and
Jewish Religious Leaders
“Lovely ... combines a good tale with a strong, easily understood message.”
—American Library Association’s Booklist starred review
“This modern parable,
beautifully written and illustrated, is destined to be a
classic in the simplicity of its story and the depth of its
insight into what ‘miracles’ really are.”
Eugene J. Fisher, associate
director, Secretariat for Ecumenical & Interreligious
Relations, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
—Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter
“God has no body here on earth but
our body, no hands but our hands … There is no simpler or
more important wisdom tale than this one, explaining our role
in God’s plan to help one another through the mysterious
and miraculous power of giving and receiving.”
August Gold, author, Where Does God Live?
and Does God Hear My Prayer?
“Uplifting.... Unwinds with a crisp rhythm ... gently stylized paintings exude a timeless feel.”
—Publishers Weekly starred review
“What a beautiful and moving story.
In God’s Hands gives us reason to believe in miracles
Eisenberg Sasso, author, God’s Paintbrush and Adam &
Eve’s First Sunset: God’s New Day
“A marvelous book, cleverly illustrated. The story is well told and enjoyable, the message clear.... Illustrates the hidden lines of connection that link us together as human beings.... Highly recommend[ed].”
—Church & Synagogue Library Association
“A perfect story for anyone who has
ever prayed for a miracle. Or received one.”
Kimmel, author, Wonders and Miracles: A Passover Companion
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.