Great Spiritual Leaders

Lives of the Great Spiritual Leaders

20 Inspirational Tales

  1. Henry Whitbread
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  • ISBN 9780500515785
  • 27.50 x 21.20 cm
  • PLC (no jacket)
  • 96pp
  • With 178 illustrations in colour and black and white
  • First published 2011
‘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 … the reader is given much to reflect on and encouraged to ponder its true meaning and application … an excellent buy … deserves a place in the classroom, the school library and the home bookshelf’ – RE Today

‘If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one’ – Mother Teresa
‘A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’ – Laozi
‘Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible’ – Dalai Lama
‘Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you’ – Jesus


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.