I Don't Know What to Believe: Making Spiritual Peace with Your Religion

I Don't Know What to Believe: Making Spiritual Peace with Your Religion

by Ben Kamin

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ISBN-13: 9781942094043
Publisher: Central Recovery Press, LLC
Publication date: 02/09/2016
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author


Rabbi Ben Kamin is the award-winning author of ten books and is a scholar on the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He has led congregations in Toronto, New York, Cleveland, and San Diego since his ordination in 1978. He has published hundreds of articles about community life in newspapers around the world, ranging from the New York Times to the International Herald-Tribune. Rabbi Kamin appears frequently on radio and television and serves on several national boards dealing with community affairs and multicultural relations. He lives in Encinitas, California with his wife and their four children.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 First Plant the Tree 7

Chapter 2 Making Sense of Scripture, Saints, and Saviors 17

Chapter 3 You Are Supposed to Argue with God 27

Chapter 4 The Rules Sometimes Get in the Way 43

Chapter 5 Spirituality Softens the Contradictions 57

Chapter 6 Better than the Miracles 73

Chapter 7 The Real People in Scripture Were Spiritual Pragmatists 87

Chapter 8 Even Abraham Learned to Include Everybody 101

Chapter 9 The Man Who Invented God 117

Chapter 10 God Gets It That We're Flawed 135

Chapter 11 From Insecurity to Intermarriage 149

Chapter 12 "The King Shall Not Have Too Many Horses" 163

Chapter 13 Who's to Say What's Wrong or Right? 177

Chapter 14 The Ten Commandments Are All You Need 189

Acknowledgments 209

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