Before There Was A Before

A Tale of Creation

by Arthur, David, and Shoshana Waskow


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About this book

“I enjoyed reading it very much indeed. I am always delighted when somebody points out that God has a sense of humor.”
— Madeleine L’Engle, author of A Wrinkle in Time

“Dazzlingly good. … Arthur Waskow and his children have proven once again that, no matter how familiar a story is, there is always something new to find in it.”
— Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Arthur Waskow and his two children David and Shoshana have brought to life the orchestra of sounds and panoply of colors and smells of the seven days of creation. Their language is as unique and vibrant as the creation story. Together with Amnon Danziger’s beautiful black and white illustrations, creation is revealed as a soul-stirring act of love and need, showing anew the interrelatedness of all life.

This is the perfect book for parents and their children to read together. It raises important spiritual questions in a style that is universally appealing. The book is filled with conversation between God, Human, and Earth — together defining the world. This is truly a fresh look at an important story.