tells a modern story about Rachel, an American teenage girl called to join a secret community of Jewish prophets. The story weaves Jewish tradition, mysticism, modern Jewish American life, and discovery of Israel into a coming-of-age story of a girl discovering her power and purpose in life. The book is targeted at young adults but is also very appropriate for all ages.
Pick up your copy here...
Evonne Marzouk grew up in Philadelphia. In 1998, she received a B.A. from the Writing Seminars program at the Johns Hopkins University, with a minor in Religious Studies. She founded and is the former director of Canfei Nesharim, an organization that teaches Jewish wisdom about protecting the environment. In 2008, Evonne was invited to join the ROI Community, an international network of Jewish activists, entrepreneurs and innovators. In 2009, she was selected as one of The New York Jewish Week's "36 under 36." She currently works as a communications specialist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Evonne has published numerous articles and stories in Jewish and secular publications, and is the co-editor of Uplifting People and Planet: Eighteen Essential Lessons on Judaism and the Evironment (2014). She lives in Maryland with her family.
I don't know much about the Jewish culture so this was a leaning read for me as well as a book to enjoy.
I am not really sure about prophets either. so this book was a learning read all the way around.
It was different for me. But I like change sometimes.
I hope that you will grab a copy and see what you think about it.
I gave this one 3.5.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.