Find Daily Comfort in Ancient Prayer
"Kol Hatchalot Kashot."
All beginnings are difficult.
New graduate, newlywed, first-time mother, or new job. Every single new beginning is difficult. Not just the onset of an illness or the beginning of grad school, or the first weeks of a job search, but all new situations presesnt challenges in our lives. How do we cope?
Ancient Prayer offers daily inspiration and wisdom from the past that ground us and help us put things into perspective, using bibilical texts and prayers by early philosophers, poets, and spiritual leaders. These bite-sized lessons remind us to appreciate the truly important things in life and not lose sight of the higher power that guides us all.
|Publisher:||Fall River Press|
|Product dimensions:||4.40(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Rachel Weingarten is known for her uncanny ability to analyze and predict trends, yet she remains firmly grounded in lessons learned from the past-both recent and ancient. As a child she learned to read, write, and recite all of her daily prayers in the original Hebrew and Aramaic. Rachel is both a writer and brand and marketing strategist. Her multifaceted professional background includes working in the diamond industry, as a celebrity makeup artist, founding early Internet start-ups, and creating and acting as the on-air talent for a show on CNN Money. Rachel is the author of Career and Corporate Cool and Hello Gorgeous! Beauty Products in America, '40s-'60s. She's a weekly style columnist for Parade.com and an opinion columnist for am New York and writes for or has been quoted by top outlets including ABC News, AP, CNN, Crain's New York Business, Esquire.com, Fortune, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Rachel is a popular public speaker and teaches or leads seminars on the graduate level at top universities including FIT and NYU. Rachel is a Brooklyn native and harbors a particular fondness for local history.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Of the more beautiful books on faith I've ever read. I'm not a praying woman, but this has become my prayer book now.
I purchased Ancient Prayer because the author is a friend and I wanted to be supportive. I'm not a prayerful person, though I do consider myself spiritual. But upon opening the book, I found myself completely drawn in by the meticulous description of how different prayers can and have been used, and by the way the prayers are put into the context of everyday life.
I did not buy this book for myself. My friend miscarried and I could not think of one thing to cheer her up. I saw this book at a Barnes and Nobel storeand something about the cover made me pick it up. I felt better and think it will make my friend feel better too. So I'm not sure if this is a full review but I never felt that a book touched me immediately when I wasn't even buying it for myself.That's why I only gave it four stars instead of five I don't think I read enough of it even though I flipped through. I'll probably buy one for my mom also.
Lovely book. I am not a religious person, but I am spiritual in some ways. I found this book to be a lovely way to spend a few moments trying to decompress or to celebrate feeling good. Good job by the author.