RABBI IRWIN KULA with LINDA LOWENTHAL
Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life
"Books for a Better Life" Award - Best "Spiritual" Book for 2006
"Irwin Kula shows us how to live our humanness — the pleasures and the challenges, the messiness and the triumphs — with a profound acceptance of our desires and foibles and a joy that can only come from understanding.
Life is messy and imperfect. Living in this world is anything but simple. Facing disasters, betrayals, and family problems, we yearn for answers — clear paths, comfortable...easy solutions. And we shouldn't. That's the message at the heart of Irwin Kula’s remarkable first book YEARNINGS: EMBRACING THE SACRED MESSINESS OF LIFE (Hyperion, September 2006). In fact, Kula says, the messiness is the sacred stuff that keeps us growing. And our ever present yearnings for meaning and purpose, for love and happiness — to make sense of it all — define our spiritual path and lead to wonderful opportunities and discoveries. After all if you've never had dirty dishes in the sink, you've probably never had a home cooked meal.
Discover what Dr. Wayne Dyer, Mitch Albom, Harold Kushner, Deepak Chopra, and more all agree on: Irwin Kula's YEARNINGS offers a new way to use ancient Jewish wisdom and embrace the complexity of our modern life.
Hyperion, Sept. 2006
Simon & Schuster, Sept. 2006