Published in cooperation with the Mennonite World Conference, selected for its Global Anabaptist Mennonite Shelf of Literature. It’s a helpful resource for home fellowship groups, Bible study, groups, Sunday school classes, and personal Bible study. The author sees God as a gracious parent, intent on a restored relationship with humans. It is that ongoing effort which Ott calls the Shalom Project. Ott believes that "God wants a Shalom people," a community of the faithful who together love God and each other, and then live in the world within that strength. Chapters include: When Your Children ask you People are not robots It is a long journey Jesus, ben Joseph from Nazareth God’s dynamite Caesar’s competition And much more! Here the heart of the Bible’s message is opened for the reader, and yet ideas are not over-simplified. Even readers familiar with the Bible will gain a deeper appreciation for the word and deeds of God.