This book began with Paul Steinberg’s realization that although religions are struggling to meet the needs and trends of our modern age, spirituality is not. Its contemporary manifestations continue to thrive, and Jews can be found throughout all varieties of spiritual leadership in America.
Facing the fact that, for whatever reason, Jewish leaders simply have not done a good job of translating the ancient, spiritual wisdom of their beliefs into contemporary language and images that resonate with mass appeal, Rabbi Steinberg knew that the faith of his fathers was ready for a new spiritual message. And so he has written ita message that is both particular to Judaism and uses Jewish language and text as starting points for a view that is universal enough to include spiritual concepts, terms, and expressions from many other spiritual traditions.
Spiritual Growth: A Contemporary Jewish Approach provides both a language and a set of Jewish spiritual principles that are accessible and integrated with contemporary life, as well as being deep and authentically real (i.e., not “dumbed down” for anyone). It is a work that emerged out of Rabbi Steinberg’s own personal experiences, pains, and spiritual journeythe trials and growth documented in his highly successful book Recovery, the 12 Steps, and Jewish Spirituality.
There are not a lot of works like this. There are books on Jewish scholarship, history, and theology. But books on Jewish spirituality tend usually to focus on a particular motif, such as the feminine, grief, aging, or Kabbalistic biblical interpretations. Spiritual Growth: A Contemporary Jewish Approach presents its message through the psycho-spiritual world view of 2018 but without the language and narrative of a therapist. It is an important contribution to the spiritual-seeking community at large, to Jews who have become alienated from their faith, and to anyone interested in learning more about what a historically vibrant spirituality can bring to today’s troubled world.
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About the Author
Paul Steinberg is a rabbi and widely recognized transformative educator currently serving as rabbi and Senior Educator at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, California. In addition to being a nationally sought-after speaker and consultant regarding mental health and addiction issues in the Jewish community, he has published many articles on Jewish thought and education, as well as five books including Study Guide to Jewish Ethics; Recovery, the 12 Steps, and Jewish Spirituality; and Celebrating the Jewish Year, which was honored with the National Jewish Book Award.
highly successful book Recovery, the 12 Steps, and Jewish Spirituality.
Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer. For the last thirty-five years, she has been one of America’s best-known public voices, having been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, and Bill Maher. Seven of her twelve published books have beenNew York TimesBest Sellers, and four of them were Number 1. The mega-best sellerA Return to Loveis considered a must-read of the New Spirituality.