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by Vishaka (Jean Griesser)

Our Most Dear Friend presents the essence of the Bhagavad-Gita, the timeless scripture that forms the basis of India's sublime spiritual culture. Through the simple yet captivating painting, text, and photographic montages, children of every race, nationality, and religion will deepen their understanding of themselves, God, and His creation. This is a captivating, relevant, and inspiring book for ages 4 and up.   To see more full color pages inside this book, go to:
Download Our Most Dear Friend: An Illustrated Bhagavad-gita for Children epub
ISBN: 1887089047
ISBN13: 978-1887089043
Category: Religion
Subcategory: Hinduism
Author: Vishaka (Jean Griesser)
Language: English
Publisher: Torchlight Publishing; Illustrated Edition edition (January 1, 1996)
Pages: 32 pages
ePUB size: 1683 kb
FB2 size: 1478 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 774
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I have always wanted my kids to have a good spiritual foundation. So I encourage them to read the scriptures from different relegions and cultures. This book is designed in such a way that it would capture every one's attention with great illustrations. This is not a big book which is hard to carry. Only the essence of Bhagavad Gita is described in this book in an amazing way. I noticed that after reading this book, my kids are showing more love towards the whole creation. I just love this book and I recommend this to every body.
My son and I are embarking on a reading list designed to teach him about the religions of the world by starting off with one of the most ancient religious texts of all times, the Bhagavad-gita. Our family belongs to the United Methodist church, so introducing Hinduism to my six year old might seem a bit odd. But the motto of my church is "Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors", and this is something that our household tries to follow. We have enough confidence in our own beliefs to boldly explore onward with our children

There weren't many options for books about the Bhagavad-gita for children, and perhaps there are better choices out there, but I purchased Our Most Dear Friend: An Illustrated Bhagavad-gita for Children because the price was right!

This is not a book about Hinduism for Western children, this seems to be a book by Hindus, for Hindus. That's okay with me. The book binding itself was quite horrible and I needed to reinforce part of it with mailing tape after just one reading. But if you can get past that part, the book is pretty neat. The pictures vary from beautiful, to bizarre, to beautifully bizarre. Major concepts about the sanctity of life and soul are clearly explained in a child appropriate way.
Wild Python
its not a story, just a preachy weak attempt to convert people. pictures inside the book are of modern day kids. I'm already into hinduism, just wanted a book to read a child that was a simplified bhagavad gita. this is not
The book itself was a very simplified version of the Gita for children. Many times I discovered that the names Krishna and Christ could be easily interchanged with regard to the message, which to me solidified my belief that at their core, most of the world's religions share a theme of universal love and acceptance.
A simple and great first read for kids, might be suitable for kids 8and above.
lot of picture illustrations and very colourful.
Seriously, sometimes it takes someone who distills a text to its essence to derive the diamond from the carbon deposit. This brief, beautifully illustrated version of the Gita really does reveal the lustrous heart of the great scripture as never before. I love this and read it over and over again.

This little book, for those with eyes to see and ears to hear, contains the essence of all great teachings!
smaller than I expected, but colorful and well-written
This is just a quick review I would have found useful:
I was looking for supplementary material for a religion class I am teaching. I needed material that was true to the religion but not above my audience. Therefore, this is definitely a CHILDREN's book in that it is the length that you could read it to your child before bedtime. The price is because this is out of print and should not deceive you about the length. Besides that, what the other reviewers say is true. It is a nice looking book that clearly communicates ideas from the Bhagavad-Gita to kids and novices. In the end, it worked well for me, but was shorter than I thought it would be.