Shalom for the Heart

On Monday, May 15, we welcome Rabbi Evan Moffic, author of Shalom for the Heart: 50 Torah-Inspired Devotions for a Sacred Life. in the Culbertson Room for a book reading and signing.

Popular author, Rabbi Moffic is returning to share weekly devotions from his newly published book. Rabbi invites Christians to engage in a study pattern of the Jewish founders of the faith, to grow deeper in relationship with Jesus, and find meaning, comfort, and direction for our lives.

Rabbi Evan Moffic serves Congregation Solel in Highland Park and is one of the country’s youngest senior rabbis in the Reform Movement.  Rabbi Moffic’s previous books include What Every Christian Needs to Know about Passover: What It Means and Why It Matters and Wisdom for People of all Faiths: Ten Ways to Connect with God.  In addition, he maintains a widely read blog and lectures throughout the US churches, interfaith audiences, Jewish centers, and synagogues.

What can Christians learn from engaging Torah Scripture the way Jesus did?

Jewish dedication and commitment to studying Scripture is nothing short of inspiring. Jews have long been known as careful examiners of the Bible, dedicated to understanding and growing from God’s word. In traditional synagogues, the Torah is read three times per week, and each week, one of the Torah portions is examined. These encounters not only allow Jews to study God’s instruction for faith but also provide valuable inspiration for living that faith in the everyday.

In Shalom for the Heart, popular author and speaker Rabbi Evan Moffic reveals the wisdom of the Torah for today’s Christians. Beautifully written weekly Torah-inspired devotions are offered to encourage readers throughout the year. Through his readings, Moffic invites Christians to engage in a study pattern of the Jewish founders of the faith, to grow deeper in relationship with Jesus, and find meaning, comfort, and direction for our lives.

Endorsement:

Most Christians—myself certainly included—have so much to learn from the Jewish tradition and the study of the Torah, and from Judaism’s respect for the law and value on ritual and connection within their community. … This book is a gift for every Christian, anchoring us to a beautiful shared history that can deepen and enrich our understanding and our faith. ~ Shauna Niequist, best-selling author and speaker