Stirring New Thought on Exodus & Wilderness
As Passover & Holy Week Approach
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Our book Freedom Journeys: The Tale of Exodus and Wilderness across Millennia is especially appropriate for reading with spiritual delight and emotional/ intellectual enlightenment. Special chapters by Christian and Muslim leaders look at how the Gospels, the Quran, & Black American culture have drawn on the Exodus story.
Even the cover is an extraordinary work of art — the “Burning Bush” illustrated by Michael Bogdanow.
Blessings for a liberating Passover & Holy Week —
Rabbis Arthur Ocean Waskow and Phyllis Ocean Berman
“Freedom Journeys helps us to bring to birth a new world as God and our forebears did in the Exodus so long ago.” —Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z’tz’l
“A powerful retracing of the Exodus story that reminds us all of our obligation to move against oppression and toward freedom in our own lives and in our own time.—Ruth W. Messinger, president, American Jewish World Service
“With fresh, bold, insightful interpretations on the well-known Exodus texts, Freedom Journeys, written by two of this generation’s most compelling prophetic voices, eloquently invites us to remember and to rethink how our ancient mission addresses the most urgent crises humanity faces today.” —Rabbi David Saperstein, former director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism; now US Ambassador-at-Large for Religious Freedom
“It was the Exodus story that undergirded the civil rights movement; but as Arthur Waskow and Phyllis Berman demonstrate in this fascinating book, even Martin Luther King didn’t plumb the entire story, which we need now more than ever.” —Bill McKibben, author, Eaarth; founder, 350.org
“This is a lush tapestry of visionary, incisive, and inspiring reflections on the Exodus and Wilderness stories.” —Rabbi Amy Eilberg, Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning; the first woman ordained as a rabbi by the Jewish Theological Seminary
“Freedom Journeys is a deep meditation on the timeless—and timely—relevance of the Exodus narrative. A joyous, wondrous, and profound classic.” — Omid Safi, Prof of Islamic studies, Univ. of North Carolina; author, Memories of Muhammad
“Waskow and Berman, gifted storytellers in their own right, show how others see the Exodus story as an archetype for similar stories in Christianity, Islam, and the southern freedom movement. Freedom Journeys is informative and inspiring.” —Rev. Jim Wallis, president, Sojourners and author, God’s Politics
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