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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.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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 26 days ago by Ken
After listening to an interview of Mr. Wolpe, I just had to buy his book and I was not disappointed.Published 29 days ago by Ty
I first picked this book after watching a debate video of David Wolpe debating Christopher Hitchens (I think). Read morePublished 3 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 3 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 7 months ago by Amy
This is a clear and reasonable discussion of what faith is and why it makes a difference in the way we live. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Rhiiow
Thoughtful and inviting. If you ever find yourself wondering about faith - this book will provide you with some answers. Good reading.Published 16 months ago by George
Great! I havent finished this book, but I WILL buy more from this author. It is down to earth. Shalom.Published 17 months ago by sarah
I heard Rabbi Wolpe speak at an award ceremony for a dear friend, ordered the book before I left the building. Powerful, insightful read. Read morePublished 17 months ago by sarge