God's To-Do List: 103 Ways to Be an Angel and Do God's Work on Earth

God's To-Do List: 103 Ways to Be an Angel and Do God's Work on Earth

by Ron Wolfson
     
 

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You Are God's Partner Put on This Earth to Do God’s Work

"What on earth are you here for? To do the tasks that God has for you…. You can call someone who is lonely. You can visit a friend who is sick. You can read a book to a child. You can comfort a mourner. You can volunteer your time. You can make a difference. You can give

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You Are God's Partner Put on This Earth to Do God’s Work

"What on earth are you here for? To do the tasks that God has for you…. You can call someone who is lonely. You can visit a friend who is sick. You can read a book to a child. You can comfort a mourner. You can volunteer your time. You can make a difference. You can give of your self—a self that is infused with godliness."
—from the Introduction

All human beings are made in the image of God. But for what purpose were you made? The biblical answer is clear: you are to imitate God in order to bring God’s presence into your life and the lives of others.

This practical guidebook to repairing the world—often in simple everyday ways—details the biblical accounts of what God does, not what God says: God creates, blesses, rests, calls, comforts, cares, repairs, wrestles, gives and forgives. For each of God’s actions, this provocative resource suggests what might be on God’s to-do list for you, the many ways you can make small and great differences in the lives of others and find the ultimate source of meaning for your own.

An inspiring gift to uplift your spirit and share with others, whatever your faith, you can do God’s To-Do List.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Wolfson's pragmatic wisdom and feeling intelligence combine to add why, how, where and when for people in search of meaning."
Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis, Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, California; founding chairman, Jewish Foundation for the Righteous

“A clear and practical roadmap, which can transform your life and change a corner of the world.”
Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar, author, The Bridge to Forgiveness: Stories and Prayers for Finding God and Restoring Wholeness

“This book is built on a great premise: Figure out what God does and then do that with other people! Simple but profound. I loved this book!”
Rick Warren, author, The Purpose-Driven Life

“Straight from the heart, full of wisdom, funny, moving and uplifting … an inspiring guide to the true meaning of life. Offers hope, light and an irresistible invitation to change our lives for the better.”
Rabbi Janet Marder, senior rabbi, Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills, California

“Some books provide inspiration, but are not practical. Some are practical, but do not inspire. It is Ron Wolfson’s special gift, and this work’s special merit, to give us both.”
Rabbi David Wolpe, Sinai Temple, Los Angeles, California

“This wonderfully readable, highly actionable book of gentle wisdom can turn your life’s journey toward deeper meaning, greater compassion and joy. You CAN be a blessing!”
Rabbi Rachel Cowan, executive director, Institute for Jewish Spirituality

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580233019
Publisher:
Jewish Lights Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/2006
Pages:
122
Sales rank:
984,351
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Ron Wolfson, visionary educator and inspirational speaker, is Fingerhut Professor of Education at American Jewish University in Los Angeles and a cofounder of Synagogue 3000. He is author of Relational Judaism: Using the Power of Relationships to Transform the Jewish Community; The Seven Questions You're Asked in Heaven: Reviewing and Renewing Your Life on Earth; Be Like God: God's To-Do List for Kids; God's To-Do List: 103 Ways to Be an Angel and Do God's Work on Earth; Hanukkah, Passover and Shabbat, all Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs Art of Jewish Living family guides to spiritual celebrations; The Spirituality of Welcoming: How to Transform Your Congregation into a Sacred Community; A Time to Mourn, a Time to Comfort: A Guide to Jewish Bereavement and Comfort and, with Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, What You Will See Inside a Synagogue (all Jewish Lights), a book for children ages 6 and up. He contributed to May God Remember: Memory and Memorializing in Judaism—Yizkor, Who by Fire, Who by Water—Un'taneh Tokef, All These Vows—Kol Nidre and We Have Sinned: Sin and Confession in Judaism—Ashamnu and Al Chet (all Jewish Lights).

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