"Candid, intense, and compulsively readable, this is spiritual biography at its very best."--Letty Cottin Pogrebin
At age seventeen, Tirzah Firestone left the oppressive home of her Orthodox Jewish parents and set off on a spiritual odyssey. With Roots in Heaven is the story of that journey, a fascinating and moving account of her evolution from rebellious young seeker to renegade rabbi. This is an inspiring, true account of a courageous woman with strong convictions and a passion to know and feel God. It is also a book that goes beyond one person's story of wandering and redemption to explore the dangers of modern religion and the joys and conflicts of intermarriage and raising interfaith children. An unforgettable story of love, sacrifice, and transformation--of grace sought and found--With Roots in Heaven offers hope, wisdom, and encouragement to anyone seeking deeper spiritual meaning in today's world.
"A daring exploration of different spiritual paths . . . filled with joy, story, community, and a celebration of ancient wisdom."--Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind and A Woman's Book of Life