love emanates from every page of this delightful story...adventure...excitement...and
humor...its spiritual message resonates loud and clear...’
- Marjorie Coughlan, PaperTigers.org
the Grass-eating Lion is a two-and-half-year work of
love written to help fundraise for orphanages and other
child welfare work. It’s for both adults and children
(an adult / children cross-over book in publishing industry
terms) and it uses parables in the guise of Shanti the Lion’s
adventures to promote the power of non-violence and forgiveness.
It was originally written to contribute to world peace by
countering the effects of parents teaching their children
to hate others because of ethnic origin, ideology and cultural
differences and so on. (The book teaches children and young
people to always try to focus on what they have in common
with others instead of any perceived differences.)
the Grass-eating Lion
also helps people reach a deeper understanding of the world
around them. For
instance, the book's author has spent time with Mexican
Indians, Native Americans and Australian Aboriginals so
the book borrows from their spirit of respecting and protecting
the natural world.
Similarly, he spent time volunteering
with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata
and other charities all over the world. Consequently, he
has tried to share through Shanti the Grass-eating Lion
much of what he's been privileged to learn from serving
the poorest of the poor.
book has many more purposes from helping parents who want to bring
up happy, successful children and find more meaning in life to empowering
youngsters so they can fix the planet in ways we can’t. This
is done by helping to facilitate children and young people into
group volunteering through Action
Clubs. Our comprehensive website lists numerous group projects
they can get involved in to make their communities and the world
a better place.
date the book has proved very popular with everyone who has read
it. In fact, we are often told that it’s a book that all parents
need to read to their children. Schools have read the book to their
students at assembly; others have made it a formal part of their
curriculum. And what do the children think? They tend to read it
again and again because Shanti the lion captures their hearts. It’s
also affects adults in a deep way too.
book and its accompanying resources are purely charitable and all
profits from the book’s sale will be used for starting and
maintaining orphanages wherever they are most needed in the world
as well as projects to locate, free and rehabilitate child slaves
and rehabilitate child soldiers.
'A gem. If you only read one more book this year, read this and
to the children and young people in your life...'
- Lifescape Magazine
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