Eight Questions of Faith is a spiritual exploration of some of life's biggest questions-questions that have been asked by prophets and kings, mystics and sinners-that continue to be asked by every one of us today. Niles Elliot Goldstein uses eight questions found in the Bible to explore the human journey from cradle to grave, confronting such important existential experiences and themes as mortality, responsibility, forbidden kwledge, sin, and the afterlife. By interweaving texts from the Bible, commentaries, philosophy, psychology, and literature with his own experiences, Goldstein also meditates on midlife. This book will appeal to believers and nbelievers alike and is aimed at anyone who has ever faced a challenge or wondered what life is all about.
Niles Elliot Goldstein is the director of development at the Center for Interfaith Engagement and a lecturer at Loyola University Chicago. He is the award-winning author or editor of nine books, including Gonzo Judaism: A Bold Path for Renewing an Ancient Faith and God at the Edge: Searching for the Divine in Uncomfortable and Unexpected Places.