Americans—especially young people—are more un-churched and less affiliated with organized religion than at any other time in our history. I Don’t Know What to Believe addresses that decline and presents an insightful examination of authentic spirituality for those who desire answers, guidance, and perspective regarding an important aspect of their lives: their beliefs, and relationship to, a higher power.
Rabbi Ben Kamin addresses questions he has received from real people over the thirty years of his ministry, such as:
Why does my parents’ religion have to define me? Am I God’s child even if I don’t go to religious services? Does scripture include me in its ideology regardless of how much scripture I know? How do I follow my own spirituality while still respecting my parents’ traditions?
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.
|Publisher:||Central Recovery Press, LLC|
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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
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