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Our Most Dear Friend: Bhagavad-gita for Children

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Here is the essence of the Bhagavad-gita — the divine classic that forms the basis of India’s sublime spiritual culture — presented to inform, enliven, and broaden the vision of children everywhere.

For ages 4 and up, 32 pages, full color, hardbound, 8  1/2″ by 11″

Editorial Reviews

From: Booklist

The Bhagavad-gita, one of the holy writings of the Hindu religion, is presented here as a story that will be accessible to children. It begins in long-ago India when Arjuna Pandava is about to fight a war and asks Lord Krishna for aid and advice. Krishna, the supreme Lord, plays the part of a chariot driver and describes to Pandava the workings of the spiritual world: “When your service to Me never stops and is done only for My pleasure, and when you are friendly to every living being, I will lead you from this world of birth and death.” Krishna describes the soul’s presence in every living thing, how all living things are part of the Creator, and introduces reincarnation (though not by that name). The eye-catching art is an amalgam of traditional Hindu artwork and modern photography. These montages can be quite dramatic, as in a tableau that traces the ages of man, beginning with a newborn and ending with a pile of bones. Libraries serving an Indian population will want this; others may find that it adds diversity to their collection. Ilene Cooper

From: Midwest Book Review

Our Most Dear Friend provides the essence of the Indian religious text Bhagavad-gita – but using simple text, photographic montages, and paintings to display the religion’s concepts for ages 4 and older. Enjoy vivid color shots and drawings which reinforce the stories within.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars Great photography, Great message!, December 29, 1999
By Susanne B. (California)
This review is from: Our Most Dear Friend: An Illustrated Bhagavad-gita for Children (Hardcover)

Visakha’s Bhagavad-gita for Children has been one of my 11-yr. old’s favorite books since we first purchased it 3 years ago. Kids of almost any age can appreciate the brightly-colored, mind-capturing illustrations/photographs, and the spiritual message of the Bhagavad-gita is presented at just the right reading level for elementary-grade readers to understand. All in all, the presentation is very attractive and will appeal to any child, anywhere. This book provides a great yet subtle way to introduce good values and principles of good character into the minds of our children, as well as a healthy respect for the concept of a supreme, loving God.

5.0 out of 5 stars Combines text with beautiful paintings & superb photography, February 5, 2001 By Book Review (Oregon, WI USA)
This review is from: Our Most Dear Friend: An Illustrated Bhagavad-gita for Children (Hardcover)

Our Most Dear Friend is an excellent picturebook introduction for young readers to the Bhagavad-gita, the world’s oldest religious scripture. This “Song of God” originated about five thousands years ago and is still read and revered by 850 million Hindus around the world. Highly recommended for school and community multicultural picturebook collections. Our Most Dear Friend combines text with beautiful paintings and superb photography.

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for all ages, November 17, 2006 By Online Shopper (North Carolina)
This review is from: Our Most Dear Friend: An Illustrated Bhagavad-gita for Children (Hardcover)

The illustrations in this book are absolutely beautiful and are appealing to even the youngest reader. The simple narration is great for young readers. This is a book that will grow with my child so he can enjoy it for years to come.

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