A Brief Introduction for Christians By Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (112 Pages)Publisher: Jewish Lights, 2001
A window into the Jewish soul -- written especially for Christians.
Jewish spirituality is an approach to life that encourages us to become aware of God's presence and purpose, even in unlikely places. "This world and everything in it is a manifestation of God's presence," says Rabbi Lawrence Kushner. "Our challenge and goal is to find it and then act in such a way as to help others find it too."
In this special book, Kushner guides Christians through the rich wisdom of Jewish spirituality. He tailors his unique style to address Christians' questions, and, in doing so, opens new windows on their own faith. Jewish Spirituality> is a window into the Jewish soul that people of all faiths can understand and enjoy. From the Talmud and Torah, to "repentance" (teshuva) and "repairing the world" (tikkun olam), Kushner shows all of us how we can use the fundamentals of Jewish spirituality to enrich our own lives.
This intriguing book offers an entry into the center of Jewish spirituality. Kushner explains its key elements and the ways in which Christians and people of all faiths and backgrounds can bring them into their everyday lives.
In Jewish Spirituality: A Brief Introduction for Christians you will explore:
Holy things that happen around us every day
Invisible lines of relation that connect us to each other and to God
Torah -- a blueprint for all of creation
Everyday, holy deeds that meant the world
How the Jewish experience of Teshuva is similar to the Christian experience of Jesus