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Double Life One: Family Two Faiths and A Journey of Hope

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Does love really conquer all?

It truly was love at first sight, even though Gayle was the Minister of Music in a Texas mega-church and Harold was a secular Jew from New York. Fate brought them together. But destiny had something else in mind. From the Bible Belt to northernmost Russia to the heart of the Jewish world, Doublelife is really about the journey within, to discov
Kindle Edition, 258 pages
Published January 21st 2013 by Longhill Press (first published 2013)
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Kathleen Fuller
Aug 09, 2013 Kathleen Fuller rated it liked it
First, I have to say that this book is engaging and well-written. If I was rating it on that alone, I would have given it 5 stars. But there are other factors to consider, and I had some problems with the book as a "journey of hope" for interfaith couples. From the title and the back cover blurb, I expected this to be a story about a couple who were able to incorporate both Judaism and Christianity into their marriage and their lives. That's not what this book is about. It's more about the ...more
Doublelife: One Family Two Faiths and a Journey of Hope, by Harold Berman and Gayle Redlingshafer Berman, is a book that is inspiring and paints a vivid portrait of the religious journeys the authors took within their interfaith marriage.

From the moment they met, Harold and Gayle knew they were meant for each other despite their different religious outlooks. Harold was a secular Jew, Gayle was Christian. They did not let that deter them in their relationship. Once they decided to marry, their pl
Apr 16, 2013 Judy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gayle Redlingshafer grew up on a farm and as an adult became a minister of music at a Texas mega-church. Harold Berman was a secular Jew from New York. When they married, they agreed on a few things: they would never have children, and religion would never get in their way.

In addition to singing in churches and orchestrating church music, Gayle was sometimes hired to sing and play in Reform synagogues for High Holiday services. Harold, also a musician, sometimes was paid to perform in church cho
Jul 23, 2013 Marjorie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A moving account, in the form of letters back and forth, of a devout Christian and a very non-devout Jew who fall in love and get married. But over the years the husband begins to learn more about his religion and the wife begins to question the tenets of hers. Twenty years after their marriage, their lives have changed totally.
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This is a unique story of a couples journey to Judaism and all the challenges they overcame to join the tribe.
Mar 13, 2016 Ann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
very moving, interesting, local.
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Interesting and I liked the writing style. Just didn't love it.
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Harold Berman co-wrote "Doublelife" with his wife, Gayle Redlingshafer Berman. It is the first book written by a couple about an "intermarriage gone Jewish." Harold is also the author of “Jewish Adoption – Unique Issues, Practical Solutions” (Jewish Lights Publishing), and his writing has appeared in the Boston Globe, New York Jewish Week, Jerusalem Post and online. Harold writes a blog for The ...more
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