Every world religion offers lessons on how to live in peace and harmony with both Earth and one another. This books represents a deep dive into peace-related tales that have been shared with children all over the world for centuries. Our 16 favorites come from eight different traditions (Sub-Saharan African, Native American, Hindu/Sanatana Dharma, Buddhist, Sikh, Jewish, Christian, and Islamic).
Each story is accompanied by a full-color illustration, informational tidbits, and thought questions. The book’s unique and visually-appealing layout is designed to keep readers and listeners of all ages engaged as they explore peace in all its facets and learn a little about the world’s religions along the way.
Here’s what others are saying…
President & Founder, United Religions Initiative, Right Reverend William E. Swing
“Having been part of numerous gatherings of religious leaders, theologians and grassroots practitioners trying to discover their common ground, something always seemed to be missing. Vicki Garlock’s Embracing Peace unearths the missing ingredient. Stories. Beautifully illustrated and fun, these stories lay the foundation for peace in a religiously diverse world by speaking to the soul and imagination of the child in all of us. Highly recommended.”
Executive Director Kids4Peace Boston, Christine Samuel
“In a world often defined in terms of differences, Vicki Garlock’s Embracing Peace reminds us of the unifying power of faith and our religious traditions. Interspersing questions and reflections throughout these rich and culturally diverse stories, Garlock emphasizes the universal applicability that is the theme both of a healthy spirituality and her wonderful book! An important and wonderful read for kids and adults alike.”