A question that is often asked about Abraham, the acknowledged founder of the Jewish religion, is how did he arrive at the idea of one God, monotheism, when his father was an idol maker and his society was polytheistic? This book uses folkloric and Midrashic sources to try to answer that question.
In very appealing illustrations and simple yet poetic language, this book tells the story of Abraham’s gradual realization that the world around him was created by one all-powerful Supreme Being. The story and illustrations will capture young children’s interest and introduce them to one of the great figures in the Bible.
The author concludes the story by having the young Abraham decide that there has to be a greater power than that evident in the natural wonders he can see. The illustrations use bright colors and rounded shapes to convey the innocence of Abraham and the wonder he feels in looking at the world around him. The repeated phrase, “You fill my heart and eyes,” acts as a refrain that children will hear throughout this charming book. Ages 5 – 8.