How do you get to the heart of a life well lived?Its all about the questions.
If you can hear the questions and apply them to the way you live your life on earth today, then when the time comes, your soul will be ready to take that stairway to heaven, prepared to answer the Seven Questions with a resounding Yes!, and take your rightful place among the angels.from the Prologue
In this charming, inspiring and wise guide to a well-lived life, beloved teacher Ron Wolfson provides an advance copy of the Seven Questions youll be asked in heavenwhether youre a believer or a non-believer. The answers to these questions will help you shape a life of purpose and meaning on earth today.
Supported by wisdom from the Jewish tradition, lifes experiences, and personal anecdotes, Wolfson tells you about these transformative questions and explores the values that are at the heart of a life that matters. He offers funny, insightful and poignant stories of how peopleancient and contemporaryhave answered the Seven Questions through their everyday actions. He encourages you to reflect on your own life goals and provides ideas both big and small for achieving them.
|Publisher:||Turner Publishing Company|
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About 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).
Table of Contents
Prologue: The Ultimate Question 1 1. To Tell the Truth 9 2. The Immortality of Influence 29 3. Turn It … and Turn It 43 4. The Hope of God 57 5. What Matters Most 77 6. Living to Do 97 7. Perfecting You 111 Epilogue: The Questions Are the Answers 141 Note to Readers 147 Suggestions for Further Reading and Sources Cited 149 Acknowledgments 151