|Baptist Among the Jews|
|"At the heart of A Baptist Among the Jews is a willingness to enter into fellowship. Thanks both to Mary Blye Howe's chutzpah and to the warmth and generosity of her Jewish hosts, we too are invited . . . . I hope some bright young independent film director will be alert to the potential of Howe's story, which could become another My Big Fat Greek Wedding." |
From the Foreword by John Wilson, editor, Christianity Today and Books and Culture
"The great Jewish theologian Martin Buber once wisely observed that religions are like houses of worship and that you can only look through the windows from the outside of those other than your own. Mary Blye Howe comes disturbingly close to proving him wrong. She is clearly a Baptist but she has peered through the windows of so many different Jewish prayer halls that she has acquired a remarkably clear vision of American Judaism. Or, to put it another way, Ms. Howe seems simply to have done it all and got it right . . . . this book is kosher."
"This book does not so much explain Judaism as much as it provides a 'feel' as to what it means to enter into Judaism as an outsider. You will get a taste of the mystical and joyful excitement of our Jewish friends that will carry you way beyond any understanding of Judaism as some kind of legalistic religion. As a man with a Jewish son-in-law, I found this book most helpful."
"A fascinating journey of religious and spiritual identity Howe shows us that all people have a powerful connection with one another when they search for meaning and purpose."