How Do You Spell God?

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How Do You Spell God?
Author Rabbi Marc Gellman and Msgr. Thomas Hartman
Publisher Morrow Junior Books, New York
Publication date
Pages 206 pp

How Do You Spell God?: Answers to the Big Questions from Around the World is a book on religion by Rabbi Marc Gellman and Msgr. Thomas Hartman of The God Squad, which answers questions about different religions. Each chapter's title is a question about any religion in general; for example, one chapter asks "What are some of the bad things in religions?", another asks "What question does each religion want to answer the most?", and another asks "What's a religion?".


A prologue written by the Dalai Lama introduces us to the book itself, and he tells people what to expect as they read it. He describes the connection between religion and happiness, and the importance of peace and tolerance in the world among people of different faiths.

Consumer Warning![edit]

Rabbi Gellman and Msgr. Hartman give the reader a warning that if he/she takes religion very seriously, and if it seems to be disrespectful or funny in the wrong way, then it's the wrong book, and that their intent is to be serious and funny.


The book was recognized with the Christopher Award in 1991.[1]

The authors were featured as animated characters in an HBO special based on the book.[2]


  1. ^ Rabbi Marc Gellman and Msgr. Thomas Hartman: The God Squad on Good Morning America, WCHS-TV, accessed April 24, 2007.
  2. ^ "Heads up!: TV tips", NEA Today, November 1996, accessed April 24, 2007.