Learning from problems posed by his audiences and his listeners, this work attempts to map out how we can fit common honesty and higher truths together. Focussing on issues that are much simpler than issues in Churches or Synagogues, it is also a consumer's guide to religion.
Rabbi Blue has written this book to satisfy a need, especially among young people. Post Dawkins, how can intelligent people believe, with their hearts, their minds and their souls? Learning from problems posed by his audiences and his listeners, he attempts to map out how we can fit common honesty and higher truths together. The issues he considers are much simpler than issues in Churches or Synagogues. There are many reasons for starting out on this journey - a broken love affair, being stood up, seeing the good and recognising that it is beautiful, curing your own loneliness, trying to believe you matter, coming to terms with growing old, coping with addiction. As the Rabbi says of himself, 'I went in to religion because I was in trouble. I stayed in it because it works'. This is a consumer's guide to religion. It is eclectic in its range but the conclusion is that, in spite of the pain and the effort, religion works!
"Author interview in The Guardian, book mentioned at the end. http: //www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/nov/13/rabbi-lionel-blue-interview " - The Guardian
"Interview and book mention " - Jewish Chronicle
"Author interview. The book is mentioned at the end." - Church Times
"Serialised in The Daily Mail"
"'Plenty of food for thought among the chuckles as you would expect from this author' The GoodBookStall"
"'His [Blue's] Thoughts for the Day on Radio 4 appeal to atheist and believer alike, and are renowned for their wisdom, humanity and humour. Now Rabbi Blue has written a guide for the spiritually perplexed which retains all those qualities while being free from the constraints of the two minute broadcast.'" - The Baptist Times
"'As a book to be dipped into, this will appeal to all his fans - and will surprise many others. Certainly, it surprised me.'" - Church Times
"Author Lionel Blue selects his 'Six Best Books' in the Daily Express."
"Interview with author Lionel Blue in The Yorkshire Post"
"The Godseeker's Guide is an ideal holiday read. It lifts the spirits with its humour, which Blue has described as "the unofficial scripture of Jewish life". Most powerful is the author's wisdom, such as, "We need a religious home and not a religious prison" and that, "An unselfish action is an invitation for heaven to be present." This is a warm, wise and gently humorous book from Rabbi Lionel Blue. He reveals his own spiritual journey and offers insights into the nature of God, Life and suffering." - RE Today
About Lionel Blue
Rabbi Lionel Blue now lives in North London. He continues to appear frequently on radio and television. He is an honorary fellow of Grey College, University of Durham. He was once Chairman of the Beth Din of the RSGB.
Table of Contents
Motives for Godseeking; Try and Church Crawl (rather than a pub crawl); Inner Voice; Clearing Up and Do it Yourself religion; The Downside, the Darkside; Compose Your Own scripture; The 'Proofs'; Self Honesty; Treasure Your Doubt; Sex Rears its Ugly Head; So Does Politics; Ageing and Dying; More Practicalities of Godseeking.
The Godseeker's Guide by Lionel Blue
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