Most of us are hungry for a system of meaning to make sense of our lives, yet traditional religion can leave spiritual seekers unsatisfied. Rabbi Toba Spitzer suggests that often it is our received ideas of the deity—too big, too impersonal, too unbelievable—that get in the way. Going back to the earliest sources for Judaism as well as Christianity, Spitzer discovers in the Hebrew Bible a rich and varied palette of metaphors for the divine. Tracing these images throughout Scripture, she provides new and perhaps surprising ways of encountering spirituality wherever you are.
"Poetic and thought provoking…. While she founds much of her insight on the first five books of the Hebrew Bible as well as on Talmudic learnings from sages, Spitzer makes it clear that her writings are non-ecumenical, applicable to any human searching for a higher spirit as a life guide."—Booklist (starred review)