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Our Lives As Torah Finding God In Our Own Stories

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
In this powerful book, Carol Ochs shows us how to develop a personal theology by examining our life stories, learning to recognize God at work in them, and bringing them into conversation with Torah. Using timeless biblical texts as lenses to see the present, she helps us understand who we are and who God is for us by exploring the tightly interwoven basic elements of our ...more
ebook, 240 pages
Published February 28th 2002 by Jossey-Bass (first published November 30th 2000)
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Feb 11, 2011 Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Michael by: Dr. Curtis
This is a pretty dense book. Written by a female Jewish professor for a primarily Jewish audience, Ochs seeks to define and explore how our theology both creates and is shaped by our own experiences. The chapters on Work, Body, and Prayer were especially helpful to me. In general, a thought-provoking and nourishing read.
Sep 25, 2011 Liz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A wonderful exploration of creating your own theology. It added so much to my understanding of God, even though I identify as Christian not Jewish. It literally changed my life.
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