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Sophie's World

Jostein Gaarder

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Gaarder, Jostein. The Solitaire Mystery. Translated by Sarah Jane Hails. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1996.

Gaarder, Jostein. The Christmas Mystery. Translated by Elizabeth Rohean. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1996.

Gaarder, Jostein. Hello, Is Anybody There?. Translated by James Anderson. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1998.

Gaarder, Jostein. Through A Glass, Darkly. Translated by Elizabeth Rohean. London: Phoenix, 1998.

Gaarder, Jostein. That Same Flower: Floria Aemilia's Letter to St. Augustine. Translated by Ann Born. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1998.

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a question we all ask

by pala909, August 08, 2012

For my whole life, I have questioned where God came from. I've always believed in a God and that He created us, but I could never wrap myself around the idea of where He Himself came from. One day, I asked my friend and his answer was quite helpful and it might also help you guys, he said, I think God was always there as the essence of "there". God doesn't exist like you and I exist. Based on the way we understand existence, God doesn't exist. That's why that question is so hard for us. When Moses asked God's name he said "I Am"
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by Utilizer, November 29, 2014

Mom - Hilde's mother is a very minor character in the book. The relationship between Hilde and her father is much more central, but *Hilde's mother often provides a stabilizing influence in her daughter's life. We do not know how deep of a thinker she is, but it is clear that she loves her husband and her daughter very much.

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