Eight Questions of Faith Biblical Challenges That Guide and Ground Our Lives

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  • Niles Elliot Goldstein (author)
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About the Book

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, and 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 knowledge, 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 nonbelievers alike and is aimed at anyone who has ever faced a challenge or wondered what life is all about.


Here is a personal journey whose signposts are biblical tales and spiritual insights of the masters. Niles Goldstein asks ever-deepening questions, leaving the reader both uplifted and enlightened.
—Rabbi David Wolpe, Sinai Temple, Los Angeles, and author of Why Faith Matters
Weaving insights from personal experience with philosophical perspective and religious wisdom, Goldstein has provided a thoughtful, provocative, and accessible context in which readers can find their own way toward inner growth.
—Reverend Dirk Ficca, former executive director of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions

Niles Elliot Goldstein

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Niles Elliot Goldstein is the director of external relations at the Center for Interfaith Engagement and a lecturer at Loyola University Chicago. He is the award-winning author or editor of ten 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.

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