On Sunday, Feb. 24th, Etan Boritzer, of the Agape International Spiritual Center, will read with our younger congregation members from his bestselling book What is God? He will also guide our children in discussing, writing and drawing their own thoughts and feeling about this important topic. Appearing with our kids before the congregation, Etan will talk a little about his book and we’ll hear and see what the children have come up with in answer to the question What is God? After service, there will be an opportunity to talk with Etan and we will have a book-signing.
Etan has generously agreed to return 25% of books sales to SCOC!
About the What is? Book Series
The What is? series of books by Etan Boritzer is widely respected and used by educators and child-life professionals in the USA and globally. Working interactively with these books, teachers and parents help students to develop comprehension and perspective, character and personality analytics, as well as deductive and inferential reasoning skills—all within individualized yet common core criteria considered necessary to successful efforts in reaching the array of goals associated with improving academics. Teachers also appreciate the built-in question and answer lesson plan in each book. Students begin to understand how being healthy social individuals can be to everyone’s benefit. The books cultivate the critical thinking and interpersonal emotional skills that help to establish an essential foundation in preparing our children to become knowledgeable, responsible and caring adults. Thoughtful, sustained, and systematic attention to children’s Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) using great books is the way to meet our goals!
Etan Boritzer is the bestselling children’s book author of the What is? series with 15 titles now published in 16 languages. The series is widely respected and well known to schools, educators and parents, tackling the serious life concepts that children ask us about in a forthright but gentle manner. Etan came up with the concept to write books with numerous questions embedded in the text and thought provoking illustrations so that children and adults can read his books interactively, developing critical core thinking skills and emotional intelligence. Etan’s mission is to help children become responsible thinking and caring adults. Etan is also a featured speaker at childhood development conferences and workshops at universities and social organizations presenting his topic How to Use Books to Discuss Difficult Topics. Etan grew up in the Bronx, New York currently lives in Marina del Rey, CA. He is also a well-respected local and national yoga and meditation teacher.
What is God? is the first title in Etan Boritzer’s bestselling What is? series of Life Concepts books on character education and social issues. What is God? is an introduction to the comparative study of major world’s religions. Author Boritzer explores the different teachers and books available for trying to answer one of “the biggest question of all” in a way that teaches respect and acceptance for the diversity and the similarities of views on this difficult topic.