Crucial Changes that Provoke New Religious Questions Examined

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Rabbi Simon Glustrom challenges readers, church leaders to examine if they believe what they publicly preach

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In his newest publication, “Unfinished Journey” (published by Xlibris), author Simon Glustrom delves into the thorny issues of religious faith that trouble not only the laity but also members of the clergy of all faiths, who are reluctant to question whether they honestly believe what they publicly preach.

Partly autobiographical, this book reveals the author’s personal journey as he begins to question and even doubt what he was taught to accept as irrevocable truths. In recent years, he has begun to understand what he can comfortably believe while still maintaining his personal integrity as a teacher of religious values and traditions. The rabbi maintains that his “bout with doubt” has helped him develop a more mature understanding of what faith can and cannot achieve for the modern generation.

“Many believers, secularists, and even avowed non-believers, are not immune to discovering refreshing opinions that may enlighten their thinking and point to new vistas,” rabbi Glustrom says, “I firmly believe this book can provide a viable approach that they may not have yet considered.”

Exploring the problems of religious fundamentalism interfacing with growing disbelief in the efficacy of religion, rabbi Glustrom guides readers and church leaders to look deep within themselves and examine if they really believe what they teach.

“Unfinished Journey”
By Simon Glustrom
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 134 pages | ISBN 9781499042207
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 134 pages | ISBN 9781499042214
E-Book | 134 pages | ISBN 9781499042191    
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Simon Glustrom was born in Atlanta, Ga. He enrolled at Yeshiva College in New York City, graduating in 1944. He was ordained from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1948. Rabbi Glustrom’s first pulpit was in Durham, N.C., where he and his wife Helen, spent two years. In 1950, the rabbi accepted an appointment to serve as the first rabbi at the Fair Lawn Jewish Center, a new suburban congregation in Bergen County, N.J. He remained with the growing congregation until his retirement in 1991 when he was granted the title of rabbi emeritus. As an active participant in the Rabbinical Assembly, the author served as chairman of the publications committee. He was also a member of the editorial committee that revised the Sabbath and Festival Prayerbook, Siddur Sim Shalom, as well as the daily prayer book.

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