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God in the Wilderness: Rediscovering the Spirituality of the Great Outdoors with the Adventure Rabbiby Jamie Korngold
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Rabbi Jamie Korngold has always loved the outdoors. Whether it' s hiking, running, or just sitting by a stream, she finds her spirituality and Judaism thrive most in the wilderness, the place where her ancestors first met with God. In 2001, Korngold created the Adventure Rabbi program to help other Jews learn how time spent outdoors can help them rediscover their faith and reconnect with Judaism. Today, hundreds of people flock to her adventure trips, participating in activities like Shabbat skiing and Rosh Hashanah hiking.
In GOD IN THE WILDERNESS, Korngold uncovers the rich traditions and lessons God taught our ancestors in the wilderness. In chapters with such titles as Cultivate the Patience to See Burning Bushes and Take the First Step, the Sea May Part, Korngold guides readers through the Bible to show that, despite the hectic pace of life today, it is vital for us to reclaim its lessons and awaken our inner spirituality. Small enough to fit in a backpack, GOD IN THE WILDERNESS is the perfect companion for anyone seeking the path to spiritual fulfillment.
A reform rabbi integrates the wisdom of the Bible with with spiritual insights and inspiration of the wilderness in an inspirational handbook that reveals how to find meaning, tranquility, and purpose in one's life and how to reconnect with one's Jewish faith. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Rabbi Jamie Korngold has always loved the outdoors, the place where humankind first met with God. Whether it’s mountaineering, running ultramarathons, or just sitting by a stream, she finds her spirituality and Judaism thrive most in the wilderness. In her work as the Adventure Rabbi, leading groups toward spiritual fulfillment in the outdoors, Korngold has uncovered the rich traditions and lessons God taught our ancestors in the wild. In God in the Wilderness Korngold uses rabbinic wisdom and witty insights to guide readers through the Bible, showing people of all faiths that, despite the hectic pace of life today, it is vital for us to reclaim these lessons, awaken our inner spirituality, and find meaning, tranquillity, and purpose in our lives.
About the Author
JAMIE KORNGOLD is a Reform Jewish rabbi. She started the Adventure Rabbi program in 2001 and has become nationally known for her pioneering work integrating spirituality and the outdoors. She was ordained at Hebrew Union College. She lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband and daughter.
Table of Contents
Cultivate the patience to see burning bushes — Take the first step, the sea may part — Rediscover awe — Remember Sabbath rest : fourth on God's top ten list — Stop trying so hard! Even God isn't perfect — Hear the still, small voice within — Restore your soul beside still waters.
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