: "One sheep makes a difference. Without her something is missing. Now my flock is complete." Oh, no! The man is missing his sheep! The woman is missing her coin! The father is missing his son! Can you help...
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"One sheep makes a difference. Without her something is missing. Now my flock is complete."
Oh, no! The man is missing his sheep! The woman is missing her coin! The father is missing his son! Can you help them find what they are looking for?
Who Counts? is a creative retelling of three popular parables: the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the prodigal son. As young readers count to help the characters find what's missing, Who Counts? teaches that every one of us counts in God's eyes and that everyone should feel counted.
The stories are beautifully illustrated with modern-day characters and a diversity of ethnicities so that all children will be able to see themselves in the stories.
Sandy Eisenberg Sasso is author of the awardwinning,ý best-selling God's Paintbrush (overý 100,000 sold), In God's Name (over 80,000 sold), For Heaven's Sake, Cain & Abel and other books. She is active in theý interfaith community and has written and lectured on the renewal of spirituality and the discovery of religious imaginationý in children of all faiths. She is rabbi of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck in Indianapolis.
Amy-Jill Levine (Ph.D., Duke University, D.Min., University of Richmond) is E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School, Department of Religious Studies, and Graduate Department of Religion. Levine has been awarded grants from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies. She has held office in the Society of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Biblical Association, and the Association for Jewish Studies. Her most recent publications include The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus (HarperSanFrancisco, 2006), the edited collection, The Historical Jesus in Context (Princeton University Press, 2006) and the fourteen-volume series, Feminist Companions to the New Testament and Early Christian Writings (Continuum).