Endorsed by Protestant, Catholic and Jewish
What is heaven? Where do we find it?
People said “for heaven’s
sake” to Isaiah a lot. Everyone talked about heaven.
“Thank heavens.” “Heaven forbid.” But
no one would say what heaven was or where to find it.
After his grandfather died Isaiah was told
that Grandpa had gone to heaven. Isaiah wondered exactly where
and what heaven was. He became determined to find out, and
sought answers from many different people.
In this charming story, award-winning
author Sandy Eisenberg Sasso teaches that heaven is often found
in the places where you least expect it.
Praise for Sandy Eisenberg Sasso’s Books
“I delighted in Isaiah’s
search and his discovery that heaven is just where it ought to
be—where you’d least expect it. A warm and wise
story for young and old alike.”
Wood, Author of Old Turtle and Grandad’s Prayers of the Earth
“This book is a reminder of how well
Sandy Sasso knows the minds of children. But it may
surprise—and delight—readers to find how well she
knows us grown-ups too.”
Harris, National Consultant in
Religious Education, and author of Teaching
and Religious Imagination
“Once again Sasso has given us a
great gift: a magnificent story to share with children that
will help provoke the very conversations we most want to
Fuchs–Kreimer, Director of
Religious Studies, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College;
author, Parenting As a Spiritual
“Sandy Sasso is a talented writer
who captures the innocence of childhood in this charming
M. Franke, Chair, Parish and
Community Libraries Section, Catholic Library Association
“Sandy Sasso’s books
consistently present images of God in healthful and imaginative
ways. I use her writings often in both children’s and
adults’ educational settings.”
Patricia Rae Kessel, Associate
Pastor, Columbia City United Methodist Church, IN
“A very special book to help
stimulate children’s religious imagination to think about
Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.,
President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame
“An excellent way to honor the
imaginative breadth and depth of the spiritual life of the
Robert Coles, Harvard University
“A lovely tale. . . . Children of
all ages should be drawn to this parable for our
dePaola, artist/author of books for
Kathryn Kunz Finney graduated from the College of Art and Design at
Iowa State University and now lives in Des Moines, Iowa, with
her husband, Andrew, and their children, Madison and Arthur.
Her work appears on greeting cards in bookstores across the
United States. For Heaven’s Sake is her debut in
children’s book illustration.