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ABOUT THE BOOK

ABOUT THIS BOOK

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.

Advance Praise for God in the Wilderness:

"This book speaks to people of all faiths who have a hunger for reconnecting with the God of their own understandings and traditions." -- Trudy Harris, R.N., author of Glimpses of Heaven

"A small book with powerful messages... Interpreting biblical passages and centuries of commentary, Rabbi Korngold shows how each of us can find the spiritual meaning we seek by slowing down, going outdoors, and exulting in the grandeur of nature." -- Myra H. Strober, professor of education, Stanford University

"Weaving ancient teachings with personal and profound experiences in the wilderness, Rabbi Korngold provides a wonderful trail map for each of our journeys. She leads us to an appreciation of the joy that awaits us if we commit to walking in the natural world that is God's gift." -- Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein, Central Synagogue, New York City
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Table of Contents:

Introduction: Genesis of the Adventure Rabbi – Genesis 1:1
Chapter 1: Cultivate the Patience to See Burning Bushes – Exodus 3:3-4
Chapter 2: Take the First Step, the Sea May Part – Exodus 14:8-9
Chapter 3: Rediscover Awe – Exodus 19:18
Chapter 4: Remember Sabbath Rest: Fourth on God’s Top Ten List – Exodus 20:8-9
Chapter 5: Stop Trying So Hard! Even God Isn’t Perfect – Deut. 34:4
Chapter 6: Hear the Still Small Voice Within – I Kings 19:11-12
Chapter 7: Restore Your Soul Beside Still Waters – Psalms 23:1-2
Afterward: Guardians of the Earth: To Till and to Tend – Psalms 104:24
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