Sunday, September 1, 2013

And the School Year Begins! Podcast

Dear Students and Friends,

Welcome to another year of the School of the 70!

I was delighted to find a podcast to start off our new school year. Titled, "Surprised by Christ," with Fr James Bernstein, author of a book describing his journey from Judaism to Orthodoxy. We've featured this book for credit before, but I think it's nice to hear directly from this author.

Listen to the podcast now.

About the book, Amazon says:

Raised in Queens, New York by formerly Orthodox Jewish parents whose faith had been undermined by the Holocaust, Arnold Bernstein went on his own personal quest for spiritual meaning. He was ready to accept God in whatever form He chose to reveal Himself and that form turned out to be Christ. But Bernstein soon perceived discrepancies in the various forms of Protestant belief that surrounded him, and so his quest continued -- this time for the true Church. Surprised by Christ combines an engrossing memoir of one man's life in historic times and situations from the Six-Day War to the Civil Rights Movement to the Jesus Movement in Berkeley with an examination of the distinctives of Orthodox theology that make the Orthodox Church the true home not only for Christian Jews, but for all who seek to know God as fully as He may be known.

You can earn credits for listening to the podcast (1 credit) and/or for reading the book (2 credits). To earn podcast credit, simply listen to the podcast, fill out the podcast worksheet, and e-mail it to else10(at)gmail(d0t)com. To earn book credit, simply read the book, fill out the General Worksheet for Books, and e-mail it to the same address.

Learning about how others find Orthodoxy encourages us and gives us fodder for witnessing to others. Don't miss this book!

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