The promise

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Knopf, Aug 12, 1969 - Fiction - 358 pages
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Reuven Malter lives in Brooklyn, he' s in love, and he' s studying to be a rabbi. He also keeps challenging the strict interpretations of his teachers, and if he keeps it up, his dream of becoming a rabbi may die. One day, worried about a disturbed, unhappy boy named Michael, Reuven takes him sailing and cloud-watching. Reuven also introduces him to an old friend, Danny Saunders– now a psychologist with a growing reputation. Reconnected by their shared concern for Michael, Reuven and Danny each learns what it is to take on life– whether sacred truths or a troubled child– according to his own lights, not just established authority. In a passionate, energetic narrative, The Promise brilliantly dramatizes what it is to master and use knowledge to make one' s own way in the world

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Not quite as engaging as The Chosen, but this sequel is enjoyable because we know the characters so well from The Chosen.

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I enjoyed this sequel to The Chosen, although I liked The Chosen better. This book made me look closely within myself to discover what I believe and why-this book helped me to see how different religions answer life questions. A very thought provoking read on many different topics and ideas. Read full review

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