The Wisdom of Solomon and Us: The Quest for Meaning, Morality and a Deeper Relationship with God (Paperback)
The Quest for Meaning, Morality and a Deeper Relationship with God
Jewish Lights Publishing, 9781580238557, 224pp.
Publication Date: May 16, 2016
Can an ancient king supply a salve for our modern spiritual restlessness?
"King Solomon wisely taught that we must live each stage of our lives in a constructive way. As long as we have goals and aspirations, we are alive; we are growing; we are using the gift of time in a meaningful way."
--from Chapter 1, "When There Is Life--Live "
Rabbi Marc D. Angel, PhD, mines the biblical literature attributed to King Solomon, the Hebrew Bible's model of wisdom, for the answers to life's important questions.
Ecclesiastes--What is life's meaning and mission? What is my significance in the vastness of space and the eternity of time?
Proverbs--How can I help maintain a healthy society, with a focus on truth, compassion and moral courage?
The Song of Songs--How can I achieve a genuine, soul-satisfying relationship with God?
More than biblical commentary, Rabbi Angel shows us how Solomon's wisdom can soothe the contemporary disquiet of all of us seeking a thoughtful, challenging and spiritually vibrant approach to life.