36. “My Jesus Year,” Benyamin Cohen

Benyamin Cohen, the son of an Orthodox rabbi, begins to doubt the faith he was born into and wonders how Christianity manages to be so appealing. He under-takes a year-long pilgrimage to various Christian churches trying to understand why Christianity feels vibrant, main-stream, and personal while Judiasm feels staid, unusual, and isolating.

As one might expect, it ends happily, with Cohen gaining useful insights into his own religion through the Christians he speaks to and approaches Judaism with new enthusiasm.

This book, incidentally, ushers in a new tag, don’t judge a book by its cover, for books that utterly fail to live up to the expectations created by their marketing. The book was a fast an fairly enjoyable read, but “hilarious” it was not.

Page count: 252
Page total: 9,004
Call number: F294.A89J525 2008

  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: