Why Faith Matters

Why Faith Matters

by David J. Wolpe
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Why Faith Matters by David J. Wolpe

Why Faith Matters is an articulate defense of religion in America. It makes the case for faith and shows its relationship to history and science. Refuting the cold reason of atheists and the hatred of fanatics with a vision of religion informed by faith, love, and understanding, Rabbi David J. Wolpe follows in a literary tradition that stretches from Cardinal Newman to C. S. Lewis to Thomas Merton—individuals of faith who brought religion and culture together in their own works. Wolpe takes readers through the origins and nature of faith, the role of the Bible in modern life, and the compatibility of God and science, concluding with a powerful argument for the place of God, faith, and religion in today's world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061982477
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/06/2009
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 747,959
File size: 387 KB

About the Author

Named the #1 Pulpit Rabbi in America (as reported in Newsweek), David J. Wolpe is the rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles and a teacher of modern Jewish religious thought at UCLA. Rabbi Wolpe writes for many publications, including The Jewish Week, Jerusalem Post, Los Angeles Times, and Beliefnet.com. He has appeared as a commentator on CNN and CBS This Morning and has been featured on the History Channel's Mysteries of the Bible. He is the author of six previous books, including the national bestseller Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times.

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3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
EdwinHP More than 1 year ago
After watching a Sunday afternoon minor league baseball game, I searched a Barnes & Noble sales table for a good book. I do not remember if if was the red dust jacket or the foreword by the Rev. Rick Warren that first caught my attention. As a prior student of Rabbi Harold Kushner's 8-10 books, I wanted to see another view outside my Christian religion. Once I started reading I could not let go. Rabbi Wolpe is a good writer with a jest for scholarship. In his faith based book, he cites passages from the Koran as well as the New Testament to better outline PEOPLE OF THE BOOK ideas re GOD. An inman who desires to promote peace can learn from this book. A priest or pastor on retreat can reinforce his beliefs as well as gain sermon ideas. An unbeliever now has the road map available to become a person of the book. A rabbi has a tool to improve community support for peace. An adult bible class has an excellent text to search for greater knowledge and truth necessary for salvation. Presented in a modern way Rabbi Wolpe was truly inspired in his work by GOD. I will reread this book as issues of Katrina,humanism or evil reappear in this world. This book may not outsell WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE or the PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE, but is truly one of the best faith driven books this century. I have ordered 2 copies of the tradeback edition due out this month to give to my children. I look forward to reading Rabbi Wolpe's next book. This truly is a book for all who desire to learn about the People of the Book and GOD's answers to life.
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