Related Reading

Books (by Author/Editor)

Rachel Adler
Engendering Judaism: An Inclusive Theology and Ethics

Karen Armstrong
The Battle for God
The Case for God
A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Shalom Auslander
Beware of God: Stories

Yehuda Bauer
Jews for Sale?: Nazi-Jewish Negotiations, 1933-1945
Out of the Ashes: The Impact of American Jews on Post-Holocaust European Jewry
Rethinking the Holocaust

Benjamin Blech
If God Is Good, Why Is The World So Bad?

David R. Blumenthal
The Banality of Good and Evil: Moral Lessons from the Shoah and Jewish Tradition
Facing the Abusing God: A Theology of Protest
God at the Center: Meditations on Jewish Spirituality
Understanding Jewish Mysticism: A Source Reader

David A. Cooper
God Is a Verb: Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism

Richard Dawkins
The God Delusion

Elliot N. Dorff
Contemporary Jewish Theology: A Reader
For the Love of God and People: A Philosophy of Jewish Law
Knowing God: Jewish Journeys to the Unknowable
Matters of Life and Death: A Jewish Approach to Modern Medical Ethics

Shalom Freedman
In the Service of God: Conversations With Teachers of Torah in Jerusalem
Living in the Image of God: Jewish Teachings to Perfect the World: Conversations with
Rabbi Irving Greenberg

Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer
Judaism for Two: Partnering as a Spiritual Journey
Parenting as a Spiritual Journey

Neil Gillman
The Death of Death: Resurrection and Immortality in Jewish Thought
Doing Jewish Theology: God, Torah & Israel in Modern Judaism
The Jewish Approach to God: A Brief Introduction for Christians
Sacred Fragments: Recovering Theology for the Modern Jew
Traces of God: Seeing God in Torah, History and Everyday Life
The Way into Encountering God in Judaism

Daniel Gordis
Becoming a Jewish Parent: How to Explore Spirituality and Tradition with Your Children
God Was Not in the Fire: The Search for a Spiritual Judaism

Arthur Green
Radical Judaism: Rethinking God and Tradition (The Franz Rosenzweig Lecture Series)
Seek My Face: A Jewish Mystical Theology

Irving (“Yitz”) Greenberg
For the Sake of Heaven and Earth: The New Encounter between Judaism and Christianity
The Jewish Way: Living the Holidays

Joshua O. Haberman
The God I Believe In

David Weiss Halivni
The Book and the Sword: A Life of Learning in the Shadow of Destruction
Breaking the Tablets: Jewish Theology After the Shoah
Revelation Restored: Divine Writ and Critical Responses

Jill Hammer
The Jewish Book of Days: A Companion for All Seasons
Sisters at Sinai: New Tales of Biblical Women

David Hartman
Love and Terror in the God Encounter: The Theological Legacy of
Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik

Abraham Joshua Heschel
Between God and Man: An Interpretation of Judaism
God in Search of Man: A Philosophy of Judaism
Man Is Not Alone: A Philosophy of Religion

Christopher Hitchens
God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

Mordecai M. Kaplan
The Meaning of God in Modern Jewish Religion

Leib (Lawrence) Kelemen
Permission to Believe: Four Rational Approaches to God’s Existence 
Permission to Receive: Four Rational Approaches to the Torah’s Divine Origin
To Kindle a Soul: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Parents and Teachers

Alfred J. Kolatch
What Jews Say About God

Harold S. Kushner
Living a Life that Matters
When Bad Things Happen to Good People
When Children Ask About God
Who Needs God

Justin Jaron Lewis
Imagining Holiness: Classic Hasidic Tales in Modern Times

Martin E. Marty
Pilgrims in Their Own Land: 500 Years of Religion in America

Daniel C. Matt
God & the Big Bang: Discovering Harmony Between Science and Spirituality

Paul Mendes-Flohr
Philosophy of Franz Rosenzweig
20th Century Jewish Religious Thought (co-edited with Arthur A. Cohen)

Jack Miles
God: A Biography

Michael L. Morgan
Beyond Auschwitz: Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought in America
The Cambridge Companion to Modern Jewish Philosophy
(co-edited with Peter Eli Gordon)
The Cambridge Introduction to Emmanuel Levinas
Discovering Levinas

Haviva Ner-David
Life on the Fringes: A Feminist Journey Towards Traditional Rabbinic Ordination

Andrew B. Newberg
Born to Believe: God, Science, and the Origin of Ordinary and Extraordinary Beliefs
(with Mark Robert Waldman)
How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist
(with Mark Robert Waldman)
The Mystical Mind: Probing the Biology of Religious Experience (with Eugene D’Aquili)
Why God Won’t Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief
(with Eugene D’Aquili and Vince Rause)
Why We Believe What We Believe: Uncovering Our Biological Need for Meaning,
Spirituality, and Truth
(with Mark Robert Waldman)

David Novak
Covenantal Rights: A Study in Jewish Political Theory
The Election of Israel: The Idea of the Chosen People
Law and Theology in Judaism
The Sanctity of Human Life

Michael D. Oppenheim
Speaking/Writing of God: Jewish Philosophical Reflections on the Life With Others

Kenneth I. Pargament
The Psychology of Religion and Coping: Theory, Research, Practice
Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy: Understanding and Addressing the Sacred

Haviva Pedaya
Vision and Speech: Models of Revelatory Experience in Jewish Mysticism

Judith Plaskow
The Coming of Lilith: Essays on Feminism, Judaism, and Sexual Ethics 1972-2003
Sex, Sin, and Grace: Women’s Experience and the Theologies of
Reinhold Niebuhr and Paul Tillich

Standing Again at Sinai: Judaism from a Feminist Perspective
Weaving the Visions: New Patterns in Feminist Spirituality (co-edited with Carol P. Christ)
Womanspirit Rising: A Feminist Reader in Religion (co-edited with Carol P. Christ)

Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
First Steps to a New Jewish Spirit: Reb Zalman’s Guide to Recapturing the Intimacy
and Ecstasy in Your Relationship with God

Jewish With Feeling: A Guide to Meaningful Jewish Practice (with Joel Segel)

Jacob Immanuel Schochet
Mystical Concepts in Chassidism: An Introduction to Kabbalistic Concepts and Doctrines
Mashiach: The Principle of Mashiach and the Messianic Era in Jewish Law and Tradition

Gerald L. Schroeder
Genesis and the Big Bang: The Discovery Of Harmony Between Modern Science
And The Bible

Harold M. Schulweis
Conscience: The Duty to Obey and the Duty to Disobey
Evil and the Morality of God
For Those Who Can’t Believe: Overcoming the Obstacles to Faith
In God’s Mirror: Reflections and Essays

Joseph B. Soloveitchik
The Lonely Man of Faith

Rifat Sonsino and Daniel B. Syme
Finding God: Selected Responses

Sherwin T. Wine
Judaism Beyond God

David J. Wolpe
The Healer of Shattered Hearts
In Speech and in Silence: The Jewish Quest for God
Teaching Your Children About God: A Modern Jewish Approach
Why Faith Matters

Paul M. Yedwab
The God Book: A Necessarily Incomplete Guide to the Essence of God

Articles and Essays

For essays and articles by Daniel Gordis, visit

For blog entries by Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer, visit and

And Sara Laughed…” by Esther Shkop (originally published in Tradition: A Journal of Orthodox Jewish Thought) (requires subscription)

Divine Gender” by Esther Shkop (originally published in Jewish Women Speak About Jewish Matters)

For blog entries by Marc Howard Wilson, visit

The God Gene” – Time Magazine, 2004