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by Catherine Clement
Theo is 14 and loves computer games and the Greek myths. His parents love him and want him to choose his own life and faith. But when he falls ill, his rich aunt Martha decides they must roam the world to find a cure for his malaise. Theo is shown the depths of faith that exist in other cultures.
Does for spirituality what Sophie's World did for philosophy. * Theo is fourteen, very clever, reads a lot, loves computer games and the Greek myths. But then, suddenly, he falls ill. His rich aunt Martha decides that they must roam the world to find a cure for his malaise. * What follows is a tour of the world's religions and religious sites, with the sceptical, quizzical Theo being shown the varieties and depths of faith that exist in other places, other cultures. * All this is handled with real style, pace, wit and clarity. The book is a thoroughly enjoyable introduction to why and how people believe in their God -- even Dave Allen would have liked it.
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'A wonderful book that both adults and adolescents like Theo will find richly rewarding.' Le Populaire 'With its fluent and alert prose, this encyclopaedic novel will entrance any smart reader keen to extend their spiritual understanding.' Madame Figaro 'Clement has written her great book of questions. The reader needs to dive into it as they would plunge into crystal-clear waters: it will open their heart and refresh their spirit.' Magazine Litteraire
About Catherine Clement
catherine clement was born in Paris in 1939, and educated there. She has since lived in many different countries worldwide. She has been a teacher, academic, journalist, TV producer and editor, and has published nine novels.
Theo's Odyssey by Catherine Clement
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