This Is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared Book
Score: 5
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This Is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared

  • Author : Alan Lew
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2003-08-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0759528217

This Is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared Book Description :

There are times in life when we are caught utterly unprepared: a death in the family, the end of a relationship, a health crisis. These are the times when the solid ground we thought we stood on disappears beneath our feet, leaving us reeling and heartbroken, as we stumble back to our faith. The Days of Awe encompass the weeks preceding Rosh Hashanah up to Yom Kippur, a period in which Jews take part in a series of rituals and prayers that reenact the journey of the soul through the world from birth to death. This is a period of contemplation and repentance, comparable to Lent and Ramadan. Yet, for Rabbi Alan Lew, the real purpose of this annual passage is for us to experience brokenheartedness and open our heart to God. In This is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared, Lew has marked out a journey of seven distinct stages, one that draws on these rituals to awaken our soul and wholly transform us. Weaving together Torah readings, Buddhist parables, Jewish fables and stories from his own life, Lew lays bare the meanings of this ancient Jewish passage. He reveals the path from terror to acceptance, confusion to clarity, doubt to belief, and from complacency to awe. In the tradition of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, This Is Real And You Are Completely Unprepared enables believers of all faiths to reconnect to their faith with a passion and intimacy that will resonate throughout the year.

Be Still and Get Going Book

Be Still and Get Going

  • Author : Alan Lew
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2007-07-31
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316025911

Be Still and Get Going Book Description :

Written in a warm, accessible, and intimate style, Be Still and Get Going will touch those who are searching for an authentic spiritual practice that speaks to them in their own cultural language. Lew is one of the most sought-after rabbis on the lecture circuit. He has had national media exposure for his dynamic fusion of Eastern insight and Bible study, having been the subject of stories on ABC News, the McNeil Lehrer News Hour, and various NPR programs. In the past five years there have been national conferences on Jewish meditation in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Miami where Lew has been a featured speaker. Lew's first book, One God Clapping, was a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller and winner of the PEN Josephine Miles Award for Literary Excellence. Publishers Weekly hailed him as "a perceptive thinker" for his "refreshing and sometimes startling perspective" in his last book, This Is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared.

One God Clapping Book

One God Clapping

  • Author : Alan Lew
  • Publisher : Jewish Lights Publishing
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN 10 : 9781580231152

One God Clapping Book Description :

A rabbi describes his work in the area of using Zen meditation to enhance Jewish spirituality.

Entering the High Holy Days Book

Entering the High Holy Days

  • Author : Reuven Hammer
  • Publisher : Jewish Publication Society
  • Release Date : 2005-07-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 0827608217

Entering the High Holy Days Book Description :

The High Holy Days -- Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur -- are for many Jews the highlight of the Jewish year. The liturgy for the Days of Awe are the longest and most complex of the year, leaving a large number of attendees without a complete understanding of the occasion's significance. Entering The High Holy Days provides historical background and interpretation of the ideas, practices, and liturgy and lends them contemporary relevance to today's Jews. Reuven Hammer received his ordination and doctorate in theology from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He is the former president of the Rabbinical Assembly and head of the Rabbinical Court of the Masorti Movement.

iGen Book
Score: 4
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  • Author : Jean M. Twenge
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-08-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501152023

iGen Book Description :

As seen in Time, USA TODAY, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and on CBS This Morning, BBC, PBS, CNN, and NPR, iGen is crucial reading to understand how the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation. With generational divides wider than ever, parents, educators, and employers have an urgent need to understand today’s rising generation of teens and young adults. Born in the mid-1990s up to the mid-2000s, iGen is the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. With social media and texting replacing other activities, iGen spends less time with their friends in person—perhaps contributing to their unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness. But technology is not the only thing that makes iGen distinct from every generation before them; they are also different in how they spend their time, how they behave, and in their attitudes toward religion, sexuality, and politics. They socialize in completely new ways, reject once sacred social taboos, and want different things from their lives and careers. More than previous generations, they are obsessed with safety, focused on tolerance, and have no patience for inequality. With the first members of iGen just graduating from college, we all need to understand them: friends and family need to look out for them; businesses must figure out how to recruit them and sell to them; colleges and universities must know how to educate and guide them. And members of iGen also need to understand themselves as they communicate with their elders and explain their views to their older peers. Because where iGen goes, so goes our nation—and the world.

Jewish Meditation Practices for Everyday Life Book
Score: 1
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Jewish Meditation Practices for Everyday Life

  • Author : Jeff Roth
  • Publisher : Jewish Lights Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN 10 : 9781580233972

Jewish Meditation Practices for Everyday Life Book Description :

"When we awaken to our own light, it becomes possible to develop real wisdom about our life. As wisdom allows us to see clearly, our hearts break open with compassion for the struggles of our own lives and the lives of all beings. Awakened with wisdom and compassion, we are impelled to live our lives with kindness, and we are led to do whatever we can to repair the brokenness of our world." -From the Introduction

Everyday Holiness Book
Score: 5
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Everyday Holiness

  • Author : Alan Morinis
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2008-12-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 0834822210

Everyday Holiness Book Description :

Mussar is an illuminating, approachable, and highly practical set of teachings for cultivating personal growth and spiritual realization in the midst of day-to-day life. Here is an accessible and inspiring introduction to this Jewish spiritual path, which until lately has been best known in the world of Orthodox Judaism. The core teaching of Mussar is that our deepest essence is inherently pure and holy, but this inner radiance is obscured by extremes of emotion, desire, and bad habits. Our work in life is to uncover the brilliant light of the soul. The Mussar masters developed transformative teachings and practices—some of which are contemplative, some of which focus on how we relate to others in daily life—to help us to heal and refine ourselves. To learn more about the author, visit his website:

We Are Unprepared Book

We Are Unprepared

  • Author : Meg Little Reilly
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Release Date : 2016-09-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781460395882

We Are Unprepared Book Description :

Meg Little Reilly places a young couple in harm’s way—both literally and emotionally—as they face a cataclysmic storm that threatens to decimate their Vermont town, and the Eastern Seaboard in her penetrating debut novel, WE ARE UNPREPARED. Ash and Pia move from hipster Brooklyn to rustic Vermont in search of a more authentic life. But just months after settling in, the forecast of a superstorm disrupts their dream. Fear of an impending disaster splits their tight-knit community and exposes the cracks in their marriage. Where Isole was once a place of old farm families, rednecks and transplants, it now divides into paranoid preppers, religious fanatics and government tools, each at odds about what course to take. WE ARE UNPREPARED is an emotional journey, a terrifying glimpse into the human costs of our changing earth and, ultimately, a cautionary tale of survival and the human

Unprepared Book


  • Author : Tom Abrahams
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-04-08
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN 10 : 9798619052640

Unprepared Book Description :

A mutating plague is spreading. It's killing two of every three people on Earth. And Mike Crenshaw is totally unprepared. From the world of The Traveler Series comes a new cast of characters, new obstacles, and the same devastating, world-altering virus which plunges society into the depth of a dystopian hell. UNPREPARED begins in the hours before The Scourge takes hold. As if ripped from today's headlines, governments react too slowly and the disease spreads too fast. Quarantines don't work. Infrastructure fails. People die. Follow Mike and his friends as they try to survive this new landscape and find out how the world in which The Traveler Series was set came into being. It's a thrill ride that will keep you up at night with the lights on and the doors locked.

Mobilize  Book
Score: 5
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  • Author : Larry D. Rose
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Release Date : 2013-10-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459710665

Mobilize Book Description :

Why was Canada not preparing for the Second World War when the rest of the world was ready to meet Hitler’s threats? Despite Canada’s active participation in the First World War, which many claimed made Canada a nation, the country was almost defenceless in September 1939 when war was declared again. Larry D. Rose, a long-time journalist and a military specialist, examines the military’s own failures, the hidden agenda of Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King, and the divisions within Canada leading up to Canada’s entry into the war. He suggests that the lack of preparedness was directly responsible for two of Canada’s costliest military defeats: the battle of Hong Kong and Dieppe.