The God of Abraham
The God of Isaac
The God of Jacob
The God of Sarah
The God of Rebecca
The God of Rachel
The God of Leah
… the God of Me
There is no easy prescription for how to know God, yet everyone can pursue a personal relationship with God, just as our patriarchs and matriarchs did in their lives. How we come to know God, however, is unique to each of us, influenced by our study of Torah, the insights of the Rabbis of antiquity, as well as our own experiences throughout our lifetime.
To open the way for you to find God’s presence in your life, Rabbi David Lyon uses the central prayer in Jewish worship, the Amidah, as a starting point, and guides you compellingly through classic Torah texts and midrash. He helps you clear away preconceived images of God from your childhood or dogmas that restrict your experience of God in personal and meaningful ways today.
Combining profound teachings from Jewish sources with insights and experiences from real life, he shows how you can enjoy a unique relationship with God—the God of you, your God of me.
“A primer about and a meditative companion to Jewish faith in God…. Lyon deftly guides us through the first chambers of religious maturity. We are in his debt.”
—Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, author, I’m God; You’re Not: Observations on Organized Religion and Other Disguises of the Ego and other books
“Weaves intellect and imagination into the fabric of Jewish faith.”
—Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis, author, Conscience: The Duty to Obey and the Duty to Disobey
“Nuanced thinking that comes only after time, experience and learning. Time and text are evident on the page, offering mature ideas for adults on the spiritual quest.”
—Rabbi Judith Z. Abrams, PhD, director, Maqom (www.maqom.com)
“Speaks to both the head and heart … how each of us can attain greater faith and understanding as we confront the perplexing challenges and trials as we journey through life. A sensitive, deeply spiritual and wise book.”
—Rabbi David Ellenson, president, Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion
“Rich in Torah, lived wisdom, and poignant anecdotes from Rabbi Lyon’s wealth of rabbinical experience. Deftly guides readers through a meaningful and readable process of faith development…. The discussion guide makes this a perfect choice for Jewish book groups or adult education classes.”
—Shira Lander, PhD, Jewish Studies Program, Rice University
“For those who are seeking a relationship with God but don’t know how to begin, Rabbi Lyon provides a sensitive and approachable blueprint that will make even the most estranged person able to embrace the Divine.”
—Rabbi David Rosen, senior rabbi, Congregation Beth Yeshurun, Houston, Texas