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
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.