Why Faith Matters is an articulate defense of religion in America. It makes the case for faith and shows its relationship to history and science. Refuting the cold reason of atheists and the hatred of fanatics with a vision of religion informed by faith, love, and understanding, Rabbi David J. Wolpe follows in a literary tradition that stretches from Cardinal Newman to C. S. Lewis to Thomas Merton—individuals of faith who brought religion and culture together in their own works. Wolpe takes readers through the origins and nature of faith, the role of the Bible in modern life, and the compatibility of God and science, concluding with a powerful argument for the place of God, faith, and religion in today's world.
Excellent primer on fundamentals of faith and why Pascal's wager makes sense. Verbalized my subconscious annoyance with arrogance of atheists. Will read more of David Wolpe books.Published 2 months ago by Alex Y
A very well written memoir. Rabbi Wolpe has a very easy and personal style. He is knowledgeable. I have read three of his other books and I have enjoyed them as well. Read morePublished 3 months ago by michael abraham
Reasonable and readable, the author makes some valid points. He contradicts himself at times, using select biblical passages only when it suits his purpose and it had a bit too... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Ken
After listening to an interview of Mr. Wolpe, I just had to buy his book and I was not disappointed.Published 11 months ago by Ty
I first picked this book after watching a debate video of David Wolpe debating Christopher Hitchens (I think). Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jarkko Laine
Daniel Wolpe argues for the benefits of faith as well as provides a multitude of sources on the subject matter of faith. You don't need to be a believe to enjoy reading this.Published 13 months ago by Texas boy
I've always had a hard time figuring out my belief systems; I'm Unitarian with a high level of agnostic mixed with some Pagan and Judaism. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amy