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Author Brous, Sharon, author.

Title The Amen effect : ancient wisdom to mend our broken hearts and world / Sharon Brous.

Publication Info. New York : Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2024]


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 Avon Free Public Library - New Materials    On Order +1 HOLD
Description xxi, 218 pages ; 19 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-210) and index.
Summary "From one of our country's most prominent rabbis, an inspiring book about the power of community based on one of her most impactful sermons. In 2013, Rabbi Sharon Brous gave a sermon in which she preached the need-in an era riven by loneliness, social alienation, polarization, and ideological extremism-to reclaim the simple act of showing up for one another. That day marked the beginning of an essential change in the community. Based on that original sermon, The Amen Effect dives into our fundamental human longing for connection-in our most intimate relationships, in our community, with strangers, perhaps with God. Faith and ritual are powerful vehicles for this kind of connection, but so is simply reaching out, showing up, being present when others needus most. These are the ways that we reawaken to one another's humanity, and to our own. Brous argues that connection and kinship in times of sorrow and celebration not only give our lives meaning, but can help us establish the foundation for a more just and loving society. Drawn from ancient Jewish wisdom, contemporary social science, and Rabbi Brous's twenty years of pastoring to a leading-edge faith community, The Amen Effect argues that human connection is the very heart of life itself, and has the power to transform the way we think, feel, and live"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Compassion -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Caring -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Interpersonal relations -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Helping behavior -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Loneliness -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Loneliness -- Psychological aspects.
Other Form: Online version:
Brous, Sharon. Amen effect New York : Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2024] 9780593543320 (DLC) 2023023299
ISBN 9780593543313 29.00
0593543319 29.00
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