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Lives of the Great Spiritual Leaders

20 Inspirational Tales

Henry Whitbread

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A lively illustrated introduction for children to some of the most influential spiritual leaders the world has ever known


From Moses and Buddha to Mother Teresa and the current Dalai Lama, this book takes children on an extraordinary tour across the world and down the ages looking through the eyes of thinkers, philosophers, spiritual adventurers and courageous leaders, from ancient Egypt to the contemporary West. It is both a visual feast and a treasury of ideas about history, religion and culture for young and curious minds everywhere.


'A much needed and valuable book that should be read in every classroom in the country, so we should know the people who have made a difference, people who inspire us to try to do the same'
Michael Morpurgo

'Innovative and fascinating … deserves a place in the classroom, the school library and the home bookshelf'
RE Today

Product Information

Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 27.5 x 21.2 cm

Extent: 96 pp

Publication date: 25 July 2011

ISBN: 9780500515785

Contents List

Moses 1250 BC • Lao Tzu • 500s BC • Buddha 563–483 BC • Confucius 551–479 BC • Socrates 469–399 BC • Jesus 0–AD 33 • Mohammed 570–632 • St Francis 1181–1226 • Dogen 1200–1253 • Rumi 1207–1273 • Joan of Arc 1412–1431 • Guru Nanak 1469–1539 • Martin Luther 1483–1546 • Chief Seattle 1786–1866 • Baha’u’llah 1817–1892 • Mahatma Gandhi 1869–1948 • Haile Selassie 1892–1975 • Mother Teresa 1910–1997 • Martin Luther King 1929–1968 • Dalai Lama born 1935

About the Author

Henry Whitbread, a freelance writer, studied comparative theology at Cambridge University.

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