The Book of Miracles: A Young Person's Guide to Jewish Spiritual Awareness

The Book of Miracles: A Young Person's Guide to Jewish Spiritual Awareness

by Lawrence Kushner

Hardcover(New 10th Anniversary Edition)

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Here is a book of spiritual adventure.

From the miracle at the Red Sea to the miracle of waking up this morning, this intriguing book introduces young people to a way of spiritual thinking to last a lifetime.

Kushner, whose award-winning books have brought spirituality to life for countless adults, here reveals the essence of Judaism in a way kids can understand and enjoy. Easy to read and imaginatively illustrated by the author, The Book of Miracles helps young people make—and treasure—the connections between religion, spirituality and everyday life.

For parents to read to their children, for children to read to their parents, The Book of Miracles encourages kids' awareness of their own spirituality, and shows young people how to use Judaism as a foundation on which to build their lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781879045781
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 12/01/1997
Edition description: New 10th Anniversary Edition
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 553,957
Product dimensions: 2.36(w) x 3.54(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the 10th Anniversary Edition

1 / Opening Your Eyes
2 / Paying Close Attention
3 / The One Who Is Hidden Everywhere
4 / All Things Are Connected
5 / The Blueprint inside Creation
6 / The Silent Sound of Alef
7 / The Never-ending Understanding
8 / An Orchard of Delicious Words
9 / Doing and Understanding
10 / Repairing the World
11 / Taking Responsibility
12 / The Hands of God
13 / The Self of the Universe
14 / The Whirlwind
15 / Praying God's Prayers
16 / Being Where You Are


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