A book from Jewish Lights, SkyLight Paths’ sister imprint
This practical guidebook to repairing the world, often in simple everyday ways, details what God does—creates, blesses, rests, calls, comforts, wrestles, forgives—and suggests ways you can partner with God to make differences in the lives of others.
Dr. Ron Wolfson
6 x 9, 144 pp | 978-1-58023-301-9
You Are God’s Partner Put on This Earth to Do God’s Work
“What on earth are you here for? To do the tasks that God has for you…. You can call someone who is lonely. You can visit a friend who is sick. You can read a book to a child. You can comfort a mourner. You can volunteer your time. You can make a difference. You can give of your self—a self that is infused with godliness.”
—from the Introduction
All human beings are made in the image of God. But for what purpose were you made? The biblical answer is clear: you are to imitate God in order to bring God’s presence into your life and the lives of others.
This practical guidebook to repairing the world—often in simple everyday ways—details the biblical accounts of what God does, not what God says: God creates, blesses, rests, calls, comforts, cares, repairs, wrestles, gives and forgives. For each of God’s actions, this provocative resource suggests what might be on God’s to-do list for you, the many ways you can make small and great differences in the lives of others and find the ultimate source of meaning for your own.
An inspiring gift to uplift your spirit and share with others, whatever your faith, you can do God’s To-Do List.
“Details ways to help make the world a better place.... Written simply and powerfully ...clearly organized and easy to use.”
—Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter
“Deceptively simple ... reveals a remarkable depth of Jewish thought.... Suggest[s] a host of ways to bring God’s presence into our lives.”
—Jewish News of Greater Phoenix Online
“Challenges us to step into our God-given roles of caretakers for the world and co-creators of a more loving and kind universe.”
—Spirituality & Practice
“Wolfson’s pragmatic wisdom and feeling intelligence combine to add why, how, where, and when for people in search of meaning.”
—Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis, Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, California; founding chairman, Jewish Foundation for the Righteous
“A clear and practical roadmap, which can transform your life and change a corner of the world.”
—Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar, author, The Bridge to Forgiveness: Stories andPrayers for Finding God and Restoring Wholeness
“This book is built on a great premise: Figure out what God does and then do that with other people! Simple but profound. I loved this book!”
—Rick Warren, author, The Purpose-Driven Life
“Straight from the heart, full of wisdom, funny, moving and uplifting ... an inspiring guide to the true meaning of life. Offers hope, light and an irresistible invitation to change our lives for the better.”
—Rabbi Janet Marder, senior rabbi, Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills, California
“Some books provide inspiration, but are not practical. Some are practical, but do not inspire. It is Ron Wolfson’s special gift, and this work’s special merit, to give us both.”
—Rabbi David Wolpe, Sinai Temple, Los Angeles, California
“This wonderfully readable, highly actionable book of gentle wisdom can turn your life’s journey toward deeper meaning, greater compassion, and joy. You CAN be a blessing!”
—Rabbi Rachel Cowan, executive director, Institute for Jewish Spirituality