God Whispers: Stories of the Soul, Lessons of the Heart

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Telling eloquent stories from the lives of ordinary people, Rabbi Kedar reveals 12 gates of spirituality and explains how each person might enter through these gates to find a deeper understanding of his or her relationship with God.
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Overview

Telling eloquent stories from the lives of ordinary people, Rabbi Kedar reveals 12 gates of spirituality and explains how each person might enter through these gates to find a deeper understanding of his or her relationship with God.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580230889
  • Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/2000
  • Series: Inspiration Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 143
  • Sales rank: 1,421,937
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 9.03 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Karyn D. Kedar teaches matters of the spirit to groups throughout the U.S. She is senior rabbi at Congregation B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim in the Chicago area, and the inspiring author of The Bridge to Forgiveness: Stories and Prayers for Finding God and Restoring Wholeness; Our Dance with God: Finding Prayer, Perspective and Meaning in the Stories of Our Lives; and God Whispers: Stories of the Soul, Lessons of the Heart (all Jewish Lights).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi The Divine in You Telling the Story of Your Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 The Ugly Duckling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 The Song of the Ascent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Hope Creating Sanctuary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 The Wedding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Stepping into Your Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Patience Hide-and-Seek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Confusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Build Yourself an Ark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Acts of Loving-Kindness Acts of Divine Kindness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Repairing a Broken World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 The Penny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Perspective The Beauty of Circumstance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Coincidence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Focus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Expand Your Boundaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Forgiveness Give Away Your Anger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Forgive Yourself . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 To Struggle and Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 C O N T E N T S Elevated Thoughts Blessings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Prayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Think Before You Speak. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 The Quest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Balance Psychology vs. Spirituality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Listening to Voices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 The Inner Twins: Living with Paradox. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Sustainers Finding a Spiritual Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Recognition of Sustainers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Community. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Surrender Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 The Journey between Destinations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 All That Is in Your Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Messages from God Angels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 The Starfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Is a Flat Tire Ever Just a Flat Tire? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Learning from Death On His Way to Meaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Live As I Couldn't . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Unconditional Love . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Choose Life Epilogue: God Whispers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 About Jewish Lights Publishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2004

    Gentle, deep and meaningful

    This is a deeply touching and poignant book, with gentle insights that allow a person to learn more about Rabbi Karen Kedar's life challenges while learning more about oneself. This book is one to be treasured and read often.

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