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  • Published: 1 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780807010693
  • Imprint: Beacon Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $27.99
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Surprised By God



At thirteen, Danya Ruttenberg decided she was an atheist. As a young adult, she immersed herself in the rhinestone-bedazzled wonderland of late 1990s San Francisco-drinking smuggled absinthe with wealthy geeks and plotting the revolution with feminist zinemakers. But she found herself yearning for something she would eventually call God.

Surprised by God is a memoir of a young woman's spiritual awakening and eventual path to the rabbinate, a story of integrating life on the edge of the twenty-first century into the discipline of traditional Judaism, without sacrificing either. It's also an unflinchingly honest guide to the kind of work that goes into developing a spiritual practice-and it shows why, perhaps, doing this in today's world requires more effort than ever.

  • Published: 1 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780807010693
  • Imprint: Beacon Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $27.99
Categories:

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