Invisible Lines of Connection: Sacred Stories of the Ordinary

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Jewish Lights Pub., 1996 - Religion - 147 pages
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Lawrence Kushner, whose previous books have opened up new spiritual possibilities, now tells us stories in a new literary form. Through his everyday encounters with family, friends, colleagues & strangers, Kushner takes us deeply into our lives, finding flashes of spiritual insight in the process. Such otherwise ordinary moments as fighting with his children, shopping for bargain basement clothes, or just watching a movie are revealed to be touchstones for the sacred. This is a book where literature meets spirituality, where the sacred meets the ordinary, &, above all, where people of all faiths, all backgrounds can meet one another & themselves. Kushner ties together the stories of our lives into a roadmap showing how everything "ordinary" is supercharged with meaning-if we can just see it.

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User Review  - Sean C. Amore - Goodreads

You need not be Jewish (or wanting to be Jewish) to enjoy this book. You don't even have to be all that spiritual or faithful. You merely have to wonder if maybe there is something bigger in the little things in life. Excellent read. Read full review

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User Review  - Amy Madnick - Goodreads

This book is a reminder that the connections are always out there for us to find if we do not go about our business with the blinders of everyday life... Each one is a gem. Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Richard Seidman has practiced Zen Buddhism for more than twenty-five years with renowned teachers Robert Aitken, Philip Kapleau, and Nelson Foster. His studies in Jewish mysticism with Rabbi Aryeh Hirschfield wakened Seidman to the indigenous voices of his ancestors. Inspired by Kabbalah, Zen, poetry, and myth, Richard Seidman breathes on the glowing ember of Jewish Renewal to help raise a fire by which we can warm ourselves, tell our stories, and feed the spirit of life. He lives in Ashland, Oregon.
Rabbi Lawrence Kushner is the author of more than 23 books on Jewish mysticism and spirituality, and is an authority on the Kabbalah.

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