Named a "Best Spiritual Book of
2003" by Spirituality & Health magazine!
A lesson in hope and faith—and
learning that there are some things in life beyond our
control—for every child who has worried about what comes
Adam and Eve's very first day in the
Garden of Eden was perfect—safe and unshadowed by worry,
doubt, or fear. God's first two people saw morning lift
the sun high in the bright sky, and they rested in the
contented warmth of the peaceful afternoon.
Before long, Adam and Eve realized that
the sun was slipping away. First it began to sink beneath
the clouds, to fall behind the mountains, and then the sky
became dark, the air cold.
This engaging new story from award-winning
author Sandy Eisenberg Sasso explores fear and hope, faith and
gratitude in ways that will delight kids and
adults—inspiring us to bless each of God's new days and
Praise for Sandy
Eisenberg Sasso’s work
"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 grown-ups too."
Harris, National Consultant in
Religious Education; 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
Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer, Director of
Religious Studies, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College; author
of Parenting as a Spiritual Journey
"Rich in meaning for children of all
ages.... Has particular poignancy for various situations in the
Joseph F. Girzone, author of the Joshua series
" An excellent way to honor the
imaginative breadth and depth of the spiritual life of the
Robert Coles, Harvard
"A lovely tale.... Children of all
ages should be drawn to this parable for our times."
dePaola, artist and author of
many books for children
Joani Keller Rothenberg earned a master's degree in art therapy from Leslie
College and works extensively with children as an art
therapist. She is also the illustrator of Sasso’s Cain & Abel: Finding the Fruits of Peace.