God in the Wilderness: Rediscovering the Spirituality of the Great Outdoors with the Adventure Rabbi

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Doubleday, 2008 - Nature - 144 pages
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Rabbi Jamie Korngold has always loved the outdoors. Whether it's hiking, running, or just sitting by a stream, she finds her spirituality and Judaism thrive most in the wilderness, the place where her ancestors first met with God. In 2001, Korngold created the Adventure Rabbi program to help other Jews learn how time spent outdoors can help them rediscover their faith and reconnect with Judaism. Today, hundreds of people flock to her adventure trips, participating in activities like Shabbat skiing and Rosh Hashanah hiking. In GOD IN THE WILDERNESS, Korngold uncovers the rich traditions and lessons God taught our ancestors in the wilderness. In chapters with such titles as 'Cultivate the Patience to See Burning Bushes' and 'Take the First Step, the Sea May Part,' Korngold guides readers through the Bible to show that, despite the hectic pace of life today, it is vital for us to reclaim its lessons and awaken our inner spirituality. Small enough to fit in a backpack, GOD IN THE WILDERNESS is the perfect companion for anyone seeking the path to spiritual fulfillment.

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Review: God in the Wilderness: Rediscovering the Spirituality of the Great Outdoors with the Adventure Rabbi

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

Meh. I really wanted to like this one but something just fell short for me. I'm not so conservative I can't appreciate what Rabbi Korngold is trying to get at, but I just found a number of her ideas ... Read full review

Review: God in the Wilderness: Rediscovering the Spirituality of the Great Outdoors with the Adventure Rabbi

User Review  - Name - Goodreads

She makes you think. I like the way she paraphrases the bible, it is funny. She points out some points I never thought to think about and she cleared some things up that were confusing. Read full review

About the author (2008)

JAMIE KORNGOLD is a Reform Jewish rabbi. She started the Adventure Rabbi program in 2001 and has become nationally known for her pioneering work integrating spirituality and the outdoors. She was ordained at Hebrew Union College. She lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband and two daughters.

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