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Self, Struggle & Change : Family Conflict Stories in Genesis and Their Healing Insights for Our Lives: Family Conflict Stories in Genesis and Their Healing Insights for Our Lives [Paperback]

By Norman J. Cohen (Author)
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The stress of late 20th century living only brings new variations to timeless personal struggles. The people described by the biblical writers of Genesis were in situations and relationships very much like our own. Easy to identify with, these stories will speak to readers because they deal with the same problems people face today.

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How do I find greater wholeness in my life and in my family s life?

"To appreciate the importance of the Bible and gain insight about ourselves from it, both Jews and Christians can use the process of "midrash: " The attempt to find contemporary meaning in the biblical text. The term "midrash" comes from the Hebrew root "darash" which means to seek, search, or demand (meaning from the biblical text). The starting point of our search for personal meaning is the Bible itself. Each generation, each reader, can approach the text anew and draw meaning from it." from "Self, Struggle & Change"

The stress of late-20th-century living only brings new variations to timeless personal struggles. The people described by the biblical writers of Genesis were in situations and relationships very much like our own, and their stories still speak to us because they are about the same basic problems we deal with every day.

Learning from Adam and Eve, can we find the courage not only to face our other side, but to draw strength from it? Learning from Leah and Rachel, can we stop competing with our loved ones, and begin to accept them and find ourselves? Sarah, Hagar, Lot, Ishmael and Isaac, Rebekkah, Joseph and his brothers, Jacob and Esau this vibrant cast of characters offers us new ways of understanding ourselves and our families and healing our lives.

A modern master of biblical interpretation brings us greater understanding of the ancient biblical text, and of the insights its characters give us about ourselves and our families today.

By bringing the people in Genesis to life husbands and wives, fathers and sons, brothers and sisters "Self, Struggle & Change" shows us how to find wholeness in our lives.

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Self, Struggle & Change : Family Conflict Stories in Genesis and Their Healing Insights for Our Lives: Family Conflict Stories in Genesis and Their Healing Insights for Our Lives by Norman J. Cohen has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Publishers Weekly - 11/11/1996 page 69


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Item Specifications...


Studio: Jewish Lights Publishing
Pages   209
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.1" Width: 6.08" Height: 0.54"
Weight:   0.78 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 5, 2000
Publisher   Jewish Lights Publishing
Edition  Revised  
ISBN  1879045664  
ISBN13  9781879045668  


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Dr. Norman J. Cohen is widely recognized as one of the great teachers of his generation. A rabbi, professor emeritus of midrash and former provost of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, he frequently lectures to Jewish and Christian laypeople and scholars on Bible study and midrash-finding contemporary meaning from ancient biblical texts. Cohen was a participant in Bill Moyers's Genesis: A Living Conversation on PBS. He is author of Self, Struggle & Change: Family Conflict Stories in Genesis and Their Healing Insights for Our Lives; Voices from Genesis: Guiding Us through the Stages of Life; Moses and the Journey to Leadership: Timeless Lessons of Effective Management from the Bible and Today's Leaders; Hineni in Our Lives: Learning How to Respond to Others through 14 Biblical d104s & Personal Stories and The Way Into Torah (all Jewish Lights).



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Family Conflicts In Genesis  Sep 29, 2005
This is one special book. The midrashic analysis is brilliantly presented. The material presented will make rich food for my Bible classes. I highly recommend this book to any who enjoy rabbinic midrashic study.
Rabbi B. Eisenman
 

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