Amy Meets the Saints and Sages

Getting To Know the Saints
              Getting To Know the Saints

Our children can have a valid and lasting spiritual life outside of a formal religion. It is also nevertheless true that those formal religions are deep in treasures.  Let’s share some of these treasures with our children, without having to join anything, if you don’t want to.

Look at our great spiritual traditions: Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, Native American, Islam. Within every one of them is a group of saints and sages who glow with the beauty and power of their attainments. Let’s share these exemplars with our children. Let’s give them another form of hero, another form of model from what they usually get on television, video games, sporting events, and comic books.  Let’s give them a foundation that they can rely on for their entire lives.

That is the purpose of our newly released book, Amy Meets the Saints and Sages, A Young Person’s Adventures in Spirituality. 

Amy Meets the Saints and Sages offers your child six saints/sages to love, to hold on to, and to learn from.  It is fully illustrated and for children 7-12 years old. Here are the saints/sages in chronological order (oldest to youngest):

Rabi’a (Islam)

St. Francis of Assisi (Catholicism)

Baal Shem Tov (Judaism)

Grandma Aggie (Native American)

H. H. the Dalai Lama (Tibetan Buddhism)

Amma (Hinduism)

The life of each saint/sage is portrayed in a brief and reverent biography.  The qualities of the saint/sage are then further shown in a story about them in a very specific setting (e.g., Saint Francis and the Wolf).  Finally, the saint/sage and Amy (from Amy’s Best Friend) have a dialogue about the story.  It’s all fun and inspiring for both you and your child.

This book is one step toward letting the divisive religious differences among us fade, and be replaced by the love we inherently have for each other.  It urges sanity and applauds the extraordinary adventure that all paths seeking God require.  It is written for parents who are able to appreciate the beauty of many different spiritual paths and wish to share that appreciation with their children.