Children's book aims to explain the meaning of God

Wed Jul 8, 2009 2:34am EDT
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By Miral Fahmy

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Australian children's author Mark Macleod believes God is in the details, and his latest book hopes to encourage young, and older, souls to find spirituality in the simplest of things.

"God Is," published in May, is a non-denominational picture book that explores the spiritual aspect of everyday things and which Macleod says is aimed at everybody from school-aged children through to grown-ups.

"God is in the light of the moon and the stars that chart a shining course above the dark that never seems to end," reads one page, which, like the rest of the book, is illustrated by artist Kirrily Schell.

"For me, it's in the small, simple places that I have found God," Macleod, a devout Quaker Christian, told Reuters.

The lecturer, publisher and editor is also president of Australia's Children's Books Council, has three children, the eldest in her 30s, and lives outside Sydney.

His next projects include a children's book about Christmas and a duckling who does things differently.

Macleod recently spoke to Reuters about religion, writing and why we must listen to children:

Q: What inspired you to write a book about faith these days?   Continued...