A Wild Faith - About the Book

Explore the connections between God, wilderness and Judaism. This comprehensive how-to guide to the theory and practice of Jewish wilderness spirituality unravels the mystery of Judaism's connection to the natural world and offers ways for you to enliven and deepen your spiritual life through wilderness experience.  Over forty practical exercises provide detailed instruction on spiritual practice in the natural world, including:

  • Mindfulness exercises for the trail
  • Meditative walking
  • Four-Winds wisdom from Jewish tradition
  • Wilderness blessings
  • Soul-O Site solitude practice in wilderness
  • Wilderness retreat

For wilderness lovers and nature novices alike, this inspiring and insightful book will lead you through experiences of awe and wonder in the natural world. It will show you the depth and relevance of Judaism to your spiritual awareness in wilderness and teach you new ways to energize your relationship with God and prayer.

"Provocative, playful, profound, and thoughtful... Invites us into a world-embracing, wilderness-savoring faith. Reading this book will ground your soul - and it might just save our world."
- Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, Dean, Ziegler School of Rabinic Studies and Vice President, University of Judaism
"Part holy book, part handbook, any Jew who has ever wondered how their Judaism, the world and their own soul can connect must read this book."
- Dr. Jeremy Benstein, Associate Director, the Heschel Center for Environmental Learning and Leadership; author, The Way Into Judaism and the Environment

"An exhilarating view of where we have come from and where we may choose to journey.  Beautifully written and insightful.  How refreshing!
- Rabbi Jamie Korngold, author, God in the Wilderness