Why Faith Matters - David J. Wolpe
I'll be honest. It was the strange juxtaposition of names on the cover of Rabbi David J. Wolpe's book, Why Faith Matters, which initially drove me to pick it up. Mitch Albom, known for his short and sentimental stories, and Rick Warren, mega-church pastor and author of the bestseller, The Purpose Driven Life, both highly recommended Rabbi Wolpe's book.
I skimmed through the short book, thinking it may provide some interesting light reading, but expected little more. However, I was pleasantly surprised by this book's depth, passion, and clear, compelling and (dare I say it) beautiful case for faith.
I recommend this book to all believers who desire to strengthen their faith and for skeptics and agnostics who want to gain a fuller perspective on the possibilities and promise of gracious and life-affirming religion.