'Children's Letters to God'
By Stuart Hample
Dear God, Instead of letting people die and having to make new ones, why don’t You keep the ones You already have now? Jane.
Dear God, Are You really invisible or is it just a trick? Lucy.
Dear God, I didn’t think orange went with purple until I saw the sunset You made on Tuesday. That was cool. Eugene.
'Children's Letters to God' is the unassuming national bestseller that has featured in Cardinal O'Connor's sermons, has been read by Oprah Winfrey to her viewers, and been given as a gift to over one million readers young and old. It is a wonderful portrait of how children view their world: a charming, funny and moving collection of letters expressing that part of a child's world reserved for special thoughts and wishes. Covering beliefs and desires to questions and doubts that are urgent and common to all children, many of the letters are disarmingly wise, others naive; some are knowing, some simple; some reverent, some not so reverent. All of them are addressed to God with much hope and trust. A truly uplifting book which provides a sometimes humorous, insight into the dilemmas, puzzlements, suggestions, wishes and complaints common to children everywhere.