Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Relax, It's Just God: How and Why to Talk to…

Relax, It's Just God: How and Why to Talk to Your Kids About Religion When…

by Wendy T Russell

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
152647,891 (4.5)None



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Showing 2 of 2
About the author, quoting from the inside of the back cover: "Wendy Thomas Russell is an award-winning journalist, author and secular-parenting blogger. A native Midwesterner and former newspaper reporter, Russell and her work have been featured in numerous publications, both print and online. She lives in Long Beach, California with her husband and daughter and can be found, virtually speaking, at www.wendythomasrussell.com or on Twitter @WendyRussell.The author believes in giving children choices from a very early age, whether it's what to wear or what to believe. She's stresses talking to children in age appropriate language. The important thing is to converse about science, facts and religious beliefs in a tolerant manner. Her book is an easy read and she lets you know that you're probably going make some mistakes along the way, but that silence on any subject, especially one as important as religion, is the really big mistake.The appendix includes a cheat sheet, giving brief descriptions of many of the world's great religions.The endnotes provide valuable online and traditional resources.
This review has been flagged by multiple users as abuse of the terms of service and is no longer displayed (show).
  uufnn | Sep 4, 2015 |
A guide for parents who are not conventionally religious and who want to raise children who are independent critical thinkers and both religiously literate and tolerant of others’ beliefs. For a slim, easy-to-read book, it’s surprisingly wide-ranging; it covers the why of both religious literacy and critical thinking (letting your kids figure out their own beliefs rather than indoctrinating them in your own), tips for establish both, and advice for common pitfalls, including dealing with death, pushy relatives, and schoolyard bullies. Useful and often entertaining to read, the book often compares discussing religion with your children to discussing sex: If you don’t talk about it with them, they’ll hear about it somewhere else. And pretending it doesn’t exist won’t make it go away. ( )
1 vote jholcomb | Jul 4, 2015 |
Showing 2 of 2
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

No library descriptions found.

LibraryThing Author

Wendy Thomas Russell is a LibraryThing Author, an author who lists their personal library on LibraryThing.

profile page | author page

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
3 wanted

Popular covers


Average: (4.5)
4 3
5 3


You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 116,929,728 books! | Top bar: Always visible