Tolerance is the word that depicts the main idea of this book. The voice of a grandfather explains the golden rule to his grandson. He quotes the rule from the perspective of Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, and Shawnee Native Americans.
Kindness toward others is a theme of friendship.
Students could dissect the different point of views of each religion and compare and contrast them.
Voice is also a strong element of this book.
Students my draw the conclusion that the Golden Rule is an element of many religions.