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Fastening historical fiction with great insight and written well.
In this tale is the story of everyone who has struggled with the questions of belief in revealed religion or faith in the reason and intellect of man.
This is a story about a Talmudic character Elisha ben Abuyah who leaves his great Rabbi teachers to search for the basis of God.
insight into history - around 100 AD, and around 1950 AD Judaism. philosophical!Published 9 days ago by Maria Knapp
It is a nice surprise to so enjoy a book which is most definitely not new. Milton Steinberg obviously knows his material and develops the main character mercilessly. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
I first read this book at least five decades ago. Rabbi Steinberg's presentation of the brilliant Jewish apostate, Alisha ben Abuya is so stunningly presented that even today it... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Donald J. Weinshank
Compelling story, although a little ponderous in places. Fascinating peek into an earlier era.Published 20 days ago by Carlos Wilton
powerful. literalism and faith have their price..when the metaphor is lost and attempts are made to resolve faith issues using reason...only pain and disaster can result..... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Walntz
I’ve been reading for a long time. This is something that never happened before.
There are excellent books that I’ve read repeatedly. This one rose to a different level. Read more