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Really, Really Big Questions About God, Faith, and Religion [Hardcover]

Stephen Law , Nishant Choksi
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Oct. 11 2011 Really Really Big Questions
From the team that brought us Really, Really, Really Big Questions and Really, Really Big Questions About Space and Time, comes another book that answers Really, Really Big Questions about Religion and Faith. An unusual and fun introduction to the philosophy, ethics and meaning behind different kinds of belief. It explores tricky, strange and often unanswered questions such as Do miracles really happen? What do gods look like? Do all religions have a rule book? and How do things become sacred? Expand your spiritual knowledge!

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This book addresses a number of thought-provoking questions and offers several paragraphs of commentary for each one.There are no definitive answers here. Baggini encourages youngsters to think about questions such as "Can we prove God exists?" and "Why would God allow evil?" and to develop their own ideas and critical-thinking abilities. . . . The bright, modernist cartoon illustrations lighten the heavy subject and provide humorous asides throughout. . . . This is an excellent title for sparking conversation and inspiring personal philosophizing.
 

About the Author

Dr. Stephen Law has written numerous academic papers as well as books for both adults and children including the hugely popular The Philosophy Files.
 
Nishant Choksi is an accomplished illustrator who has created artworks for a number of journal publications including The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, and NewScientist.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A great objective book on religion Aug. 7 2013
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I have been hunting for a book to introduce my daughter to the topic of differently religions and faiths, and this one has been the best. It is not a listing of different religions, but more of a book of topics about the nature of religion. Questions such as why are there different kinds of the same religion, the paradox of omnipotence/omniscience, could God be female, could a God be evil, etc. A great book for questioning and opening minds to possibilities and philosophical questions. Geared towards a pre-teen (9/10/11) audience, although both younger and old would probably find something thought provoking in it. Excellent, really happy with the purchase.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Kids ( and adults) July 1 2014
By C. West - Published on Amazon.com
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The best book I have ever read on religion targeted at the 9-14 year age group. My kids read it from cover to cover and then asked me why religion is not taught like this at their school ( which is Catholic) Explains religion with honesty and humour, with very cool illustrations. Some very ignorant religious adults I know would benefit from having a read of it!
5.0 out of 5 stars Covers a lot of bases May 8 2014
By D. Clark - Published on Amazon.com
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This book covers a lot of questions that I hadn't thought to answer, and also offers alternative viewpoints on those topics.
5.0 out of 5 stars Dinner Conversation Jan. 28 2014
By Jeremy Buckingham - Published on Amazon.com
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This has been great dinner conversation for my family of five. Much easier for them to understand and simplifies the whole concept.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kids have questions, and this book has many of the ones they ask. Feb. 9 2013
By Lifelong Reader, Teacher. - Published on Amazon.com
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Being brave enough to talk through issues of faith and religion is good for kids. This book presents things very clearly.
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