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Really, Really Big Questions About God, Faith, and Religion Hardcover – Oct 11 2011

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  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Kingfisher (Oct. 11 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753466783
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753466780
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 1.3 x 26.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,304,204 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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. (School Library Journal)

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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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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Great for Kids ( and adults) July 1 2014
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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!
Dinner Conversation Jan. 28 2014
By Jeremy Buckingham - Published on
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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.
Covers a lot of bases May 8 2014
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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.
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Kids have questions, and this book has many of the ones they ask. Feb. 9 2013
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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.
Four Stars Dec 15 2014
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just as described!