Amazing Chesed: Living a Grace-Filled Judaism [NOOK Book]

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Reclaims grace as a core Jewish idea, presenting it as a key for unlocking the spiritual nature of all aspects of Judaism. It examines elements of Judaism-God, creation, humanity, covenant, faith-in relation to grace. It highlights the role of grace in key aspects of Jewish practice, such as forgiveness, the Ten Sayings and Shabbat. In so doing, it will enrich your appreciation of grace in a Jewish context and deepen your appreciation of Judaism as a way of living graciously. ...
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Overview

Reclaims grace as a core Jewish idea, presenting it as a key for unlocking the spiritual nature of all aspects of Judaism. It examines elements of Judaism-God, creation, humanity, covenant, faith-in relation to grace. It highlights the role of grace in key aspects of Jewish practice, such as forgiveness, the Ten Sayings and Shabbat. In so doing, it will enrich your appreciation of grace in a Jewish context and deepen your appreciation of Judaism as a way of living graciously.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Fascinating.... Does the important job of correcting mistaken impressions about Judaism and its relationship to chesed ... in the context of articulating [the author's] own unique theology. Rami Shapiro’s voice is a significant one in the emerging world of American Jewish spirituality."
Rabbi Arthur Green, author, Seek My Face: A Jewish Mystical Theology

“For Rabbi Rami Shapiro, one of American Judaism’s great teachers, all existence is flooded by divine chesed (or grace); here is another and higher way to love and be loved.... Offers us not only the blueprint for an evolved Jewish theology but one that also convincingly demonstrates the centrality of love in Jewish life and thought.”
Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, author, I’m God, You’re Not: Observations on Organized Religion & Other Disguises of the Ego

“Powerful ... this thought-provoking book teaches us that abundance and goodness abound, and that through deed and practice Judaism provides an avenue to mindful and compassionate living.”
Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar, author, God Whispers: Stories of the Soul, Lessons of the Heart

“Demonstrates with skill and textual insight how Judaism can reclaim grace as an unambiguous part of our covenant with an unconditionally loving and always present God. A must read for those seeking wisdom in sacred texts and practical methods to participate in a God-graced life.”
Rabbi David Lyon, Congregation Beth Israel, Houston, Texas; author, God of Me: Imagining God throughout Your Lifetime

“Rabbi Shapiro has done it again. Fans of Rabbi Rami’s writing will be delighted by his in-depth exploration of chesed, approached with both erudition and grace.”
Rabbi Jamie S. Korngold, author, The God Upgrade: Finding Your 21st-Century Spirituality in Judaism’s 5,000-Year-Old Tradition

“An amazing case for amazing grace as a Jewish virtue. Only such agility of mind and facility of expression can breathe and breed the conviction that powers this therapeutic tour de force. Promises a startling shake-up for Jewish-Christian dialogue.”
Rabbi Michael J. Cook, Bronstein Professor of Judeo-Christian Studies, Hebrew Union College; author, Modern Jews Engage the New Testament: Enhancing Jewish Well-Being in a Christian Environment

“Don’t be deceived! This is a radical book of Jewish theology, revisioning God, Torah and Israel in a way that may well blow your mind. Or open your heart. Or, hopefully, both.”
Jay Michaelson, author, Everything Is God: The Radical Path of Nondual Judaism and God in Your Body: Kabbalah, Mindfulness and Embodied Spiritual Practice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580236959
  • Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 694,012
  • File size: 846 KB

Meet the Author

Rami Shapiro, a renowned teacher of spirituality across faith traditions and a noted theologian, is a popular speaker on the topics of religion, theology and spirituality. He is author of the award-winning The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness: Preparing to Practice; Recovery—The Sacred Art: The Twelve Steps as Spiritual Practice and Hasidic Tales: Annotated and Explained; among other books.

Rami Shapiro is available to speak on the following topics:

  • Writing—The Sacred Art: Beyond the Page to Spiritual Practice
  • Stop Playing God: 12 Steps as Spiritual Practice
  • Biblical Wisdom for Post-biblical Times: An Exploration of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Job
  • The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness: Cultivating Compassion in Daily Life
  • Hasidic Wisdom: An Exploration of Hasidic Storytelling, Theology and Contemplative Practice
  • Saints and Sages: Biblical Prophets, Ancient Rabbis and the Building of a Just World
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Table of Contents

Preface v
Introduction: What Is Grace? ix
Part One
The Theory of Grace
Chapter 1: Grace & God 3
Chapter 2: Grace & Creation 25
Chapter 3: Grace & Humanity 45
Chapter 4: Grace & Covenant 61
Chapter 5: Grace & Forgiveness 77
Chapter 6: Grace & Faith 87
Part Two
The Practice of Living Graciously
Chapter 7: Grace & the Ten Sayings 109
Chapter 8: Grace & Shabbat 123
Conclusion: Life as It Is 139
Notes 141
Suggestions for Further Reading 145

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    As he has done so well in previous writings, Rabbi Rami Shapiro

    As he has done so well in previous writings, Rabbi Rami Shapiro brings us another thought-provoking book with many take-away tips for living a meaningful and inspired life. He has a wonderful command of scripture, which he skillfully interprets for its application to us in our contemporary world. In fact, I finished this book one week before the Jewish holiday of Passover, and at our Seder dinner service, I was eager to share his passages about how we might Live without Enslavement in our personal lives in the year ahead. 

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