Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
God in the Wilderness: Rediscovering the Spirituality of the Great Outdoors with the Adventure Rabbi Paperback – April 8, 2008
The Amazon Book Review
Discover what to read next through the Amazon Book Review. Learn more.
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
From Publishers Weekly
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
“This book speaks to people of all faiths who have a hunger for reconnecting with the God of their own understandings and traditions.”
—Trudy Harris, R.N., author of Glimpses of Heaven
“A small book with powerful messages … Interpreting biblical passages and centuries of commentary, Rabbi Korngold shows how each of us can find the spiritual meaning we seek by slowing down, going outdoors, and exulting in the grandeur of nature.”
—Myra H. Strober, professor of education, Stanford University
“Weaving ancient teachings with personal and profound experiences in the wilderness, Rabbi Korngold provides a wonderful trail map for each of our journeys. She leads us to an appreciation of the joy that awaits us if we commit to walking in the natural world that is God’s gift.”
—Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein, Central Synagogue, New York City
If you’re the author, publisher, or rights holder of this book, let ACX help you produce the audiobook.Learn more.
Top Customer Reviews
On the other hand, if you have already thought deeply about Judaism, about wilderness, and about the connection between the two, and now seek to expand your understanding, go elsewhere. You will likely find this book to be superficial, aside from the handful of moving stories I just mentioned. Consider this a two-star review.
The Torah, she reminds us, is rife with stories of men and women discovering holiness and encountering G-d “b’midbar” – in the wilderness: Moses and the burning bush, Jacob wrestling with the angel/man at the River Jabbock, the Israelites receiving the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai. They all listened to that “still, small voice” that Elijah once heard, a voice that is difficult to make out in the noise and crash of modern life.
Concise and easy to digest, each chapter in God in the Wilderness offers avenues, all grounded in Jewish tradition, for the disaffected or bored or frustrated seeker to find that still, small voice. Her ideas are not necessary revolutionary -- slow down long enough to see and hear the beauty around you; rediscover awe even in life’s small miracles; find some way to observe Shabbat; don’t try to be perfect; and of course, be G-d’s partner in safeguarding the earth. But her prescriptions intermingle the glory and beauty of nature with the ancient wisdom of Judaism, suggesting that our first step toward renewal may only be to turn off our cell phone and walk outside our front door. #Readukkah
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Growing up in a religious home but walking away from the dogma, I found Jamie's insights a beautiful interpretation of ideas that had gone stale for me. I wish I lived in Boulder!Published 3 months ago by Schwed
Honest, inspiring, wonderful for anyone who associates spirituality with the beauty and grandeur of nature. A nice combination of biographical details with meditative exercises.Published 8 months ago by Theda
Rabbi Korngold introduces us to her journey in finding how to get back to the very beginning of God's relationship with his ultimate creation. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Shawn Carson
This was fantastic. I am not able to be outdoors as I would like to. It brought the feelings indoors and brought New meaning as to what is felt when seeing beauty in your yard or... Read morePublished on January 6, 2009 by G. Webb
I have a Christian Education degree and spent 18 years doing local, professional ministry and feel this book is an incredible resource for Christians! Read morePublished on July 15, 2008 by H. McAllister
Easily one of the best and most engaging books I've read in recent years. (Yes that includes non-religious / non-spiritiual books. Read morePublished on June 10, 2008 by N. Finkelstein
This book is a wonderful mixture of religion, descriptions of the great outdoors and humor. Anyone wanting to reconnect with that small voice inside themselves that searches for... Read morePublished on May 9, 2008 by Kathleen G. Parish