Jewish Spirituality: A Brief Introduction for Christians

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$12.99  $11.95
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Jewish Lights Publishing
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Pages
112
Dimensions
5.53 X 0.37 X 8.46 inches | 0.34 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781580231503
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About the Author

Lawrence Kushner, author, lecturer and spiritual leader, is regarded as one of the most creative religious thinkers and writers in America. A commentator on National Public Radio's All Things Considered, he has focused us on spiritual renewal with wisdom and humor. Through his books and lectures, people of every faith and background have found inspiration and new strength for spiritual search and growth. It has been said that some spiritual leaders blend religion and psychology to help us walk better on the ground, but Lawrence Kushner draws on the wisdom of the mystics to help us dance better on the ceiling.

Kushner's acclaimed books include I'm God; You're Not: Observations on Organized Religion & Other Disguises of the Ego; Honey from the Rock: An Easy Introduction to Jewish Mysticism; Invisible Lines of Connection: Sacred Stories of the Ordinary; The Book of Letters: A Mystical Hebrew Alphabet; Jewish Spirituality: A Brief Introduction for Christians; and In God's Hands, an inspiring fable for children, with Gary Schmidt (all Jewish Lights).

Kushner served as rabbi at Congregation Beth El in Sudbury, Massachusetts, for almost thirty years; he is currently the Emanu-El scholar at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco, and an adjunct faculty member at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He is fascinated by graphic design and computers (designing most of his Jewish Lights books). He enjoys Mozart, hanging around sailboats, and making his granddaughters giggle.

Reviews

"Kushner has taught me more about God and my own Christianity than any other teacher I have known."
--Rev. Robert G. Trache, rector, Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill

"Eminently readable ... his ministry transcends all faiths while deeply rooted in his own."
--Peter Gomes, Pusey Minister, the Memorial Church, Harvard University

"We have another Buber here, a Heschel ... Kushner expresses the truly profound with joy, lightness and humor."
--Father M. Basil Pennington, OCSO, abbot, the Trappist Monastery of the Holy Spirit

"Rabbi Lawrence Kushner has a rare gift: He has unusual insight and the unusual ability to make them clear to others. His contribution to contemporary spirituality in the best of the Jewish tradition nurtures the soul in all of us. I read his work to understand my own roots better."
--Joan D. Chittister, author, The Story of Ruth: Twelve Moments in Every Woman's Life and other books