The Boy Who Spoke to God
This is another fine children’s story by Randa Handler. In an imaginary kingdom, four cultures live in harmony and work well together--except when a holiday rolls around! Niko gets tired of all the arguing and prays about it.
In answer to his prayers, Niko sees and hears from God in a dream. God looks like all the people groups together and tells Niko that the four groups can live together. Niko gives this message to the kingdom, but it takes a while for people to work things out and respect one another. Wonderfully detailed illustrations help tell the story.
As an evangelical Christian, I might read and discuss this with children as a lesson in being friends despite differences. It is not a theological text, so it does not teach children to reject their own faith--although old people like me will have some concerns about postmodernism (there is no objective truth) and universalism (there are many ways to God and all gods are the same.)
I received a free copy of this book from the author for review.