This is My God Author:Herman Wouk Herman Wouk has turned his pen to the service of a great world religion, and has written an account of the Jewish people and their faith as compelling and absorbing as one of his novels. For Jewish and Christian readers alike, this book will be a revelation of facts and insights about Judaism, the source of all Western religion. Many will find i... more »ts chief value in the highly candid personal statement of faith by a major American author.
There have been numerous works on Judaism, but never one written with the clarity, drive, and ironic humor of This Is My God. Mr. Wouk paints the broad sweep of Jewish history with his well-known novelist's skill. Under his pen, the Torah and the Talmud, thousands of years old, come to link up with the main problems and dilemmas of the twentieth century. The rites and holy days of the Jews quicken to life as an exciting, colorful drama of personal living. While the book is in hand, the reader lives in imagination as a cultivated and keenly observant member of the House of Abraham. He learns about the modern movements within the old faith, and the vivid paradoxes of the new land of Israel.
The Jewish people and their faith have always been a magnetic mystery in the culture of the West. The illumination of this mystery is the great achievement of This Is My God.« less