Monthly Archives: June 2023


Jennifer Rosner has written a winsome, probing, even dare I say, provocative book.

Rosner is a Jew by birth. Later, she became a Christian by believing in Jesus as her messiah. As she tells so well in this book, her love of all things Jewish did not stop when she trusted in Jesus. Just the opposite.

This book does a terrific job of challenging Christians to consider whether we properly appreciate the debt we have to the Jewish religion. Most of us have not digested the reality that the Christian faith is anchored in the Jewish world. Rosner makes a strong case that Jesus would want us to ponder more deeply how much we owe to our Jewish ancestors.


Burton’s book combines terrific writing, first-rate reporting, telling illustrations, and the competence of a brilliant scholar. Burton’s Oxford doctorate does not get in the way of writing in an accessible and compelling style.

As many others have said, and I certainly concur, this is a terrific resource to better appreciate the many bizarre ways people embrace the “spiritual.”