Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers' Favorite
In “Spirit Tales Spirit Tale One: The Wheelwork: Don't you know you're not alone!” by Rabbi Sipporah Joseph, teenaged Danit embarks on a journey that helps her define her identity and examines those things which determine who she is. The tale of Danit is narrated by Grandma Sasson as she teaches her grandchildren while a storm rages outside on the first day of the Feast of the Tabernacles. She calls them “Spirit Tales” rather than fairy tales, because they are stories about the great Adonai. In spite of her efforts to try to make friends, Danit was continually being bullied, much to her despair. After opening her prayer book and saying a prayer of gratitude, she is suddenly whisked away by a whirlwind which brings her to a strange place where the waters of the sea are like crystal and she is introduced to an angel named Understanding. As Danit seeks answers, Understanding walks beside her and guides her journey. Will she discover who she is and what she is all about?
Rabbi Sipporah Joseph does a superb job of illustrating a moral lesson about discovering who we really are via Grandma Sasson and her tale of Danit. You will feel like you are one of the children eagerly listening to Grandma Sasson unravel her tale as you read this wonderful work by Rabbi Joseph. The emotional attachment, mystery, and suspense that is created throughout the narration draws you into a deeper connection with the moral that is being taught. Inspiring, enlightening and warm, “Spirit Tales Spirit Tale One: The Wheelwork: Don't you know you're not alone!” is a profound work of great spiritual value that will change attitudes and must be shared with everyone around you.