The world is rapidly dividing between those who take biblical narratives as the literal word of God — claiming that they are historically and scientifically true –and those who dismiss those narratives as quaint or even foolish fairy tales. WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME invites the reader to discover a middle ground that takes biblical narratives seriously without regard to their historical or scientific truth. The “truth” of these stories has nothing to do with, “Did this really happen?” Their truth emerges in the valuable lessons these stories can teach all of us. As we walk the rich middle ground of biblical narrative, we shall keep one question constantly in mind: Where am I in the text? In other words what do these stories teach ME that can help me to be a more self aware, caring, and compassionate human being?
“You won’t be disappointed.”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Toni Robinson
I have worked with Rabbi Fuchs in the past and found him to be very grounded in his approach to all things. In reading and re-reading this book I have found a renewal of my interest in Judaism. He has lent a modern lens to an ancient text. The work is very approachable and supremely readable. I encourage anyone that has every questioned the applicability of ancient thought to modern times to give it a read. You won’t be disappointed.
About the Author
At the age of 68, I have distilled more than 45 years of study, teaching and writing into my first book! Over the last 40 years as a pulpit rabbi and 18 months as President of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, in which I visited and spoke in more than 65 communities around the world, I have seen a great need for the approach to biblical stories that What’s in It for Me? Finding Ourselves in Biblical Narratives presents.
I am gratified by the AMAZON reviews I have received to date and hope that you will find great meaning in my book. I am also eager to share its message in person with your congregation, study group, convention or other type of meeting. Please be in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org