The Road to Redemption by Burton L. Visotzky
Lessons from Exodus on Leadership and Community

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The story of Moses and the Exodus from Egypt has been a central story of Western culture for three millennia. Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky, one of America's premiere proponents of Bible narrative, tells these stories so that they are accessible and urgent to yet another generation. Just as he brought Genesis to millions of viewers through public television and his best-selling book The Genesis of Ethics, Visotzky now brings the Exodus narrative to life with humor and style, combining the ancient commentaries of the rabbis with his own unorthodox yet trenchant observations. As the Exodus story proceeds from slavery to freedom, from despair to hope, the reader is taken on a journey of moral development and modern community building--a powerful passage toward redemption.
        
The Road to Redemption shows how communities are formed, what constitutes leadership, how a leader faces the resistance of those he or she leads, and how a people can come to find covenant with God. This book will delight readers of all religions and walks of life. It can be read by individuals curled up in an easy chair, by families around the table, by reading groups, Bible classes, or in university settings. The Road to Redemption is a deeply enjoyable, educational journey and a spiritual guide for all who travel the road with its wise and gentle guidance.
 

About Burton L. Visotzky

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Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky is the author of Reading the Book: Making the Bible a Timeless Text and The Genesis of Ethics. He developed and was a featured participant in Bill Moyers' "Genesis: A Living Conversion,"  a ten-hour series that aired on Public Television. Rabbi Visotzky served as consultant for the upcoming Dreamworks animated feature about Moses, The Prince of Egypt. Visotzky teaches at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City, where he holds the Appleman Chair in Midrash and Interreligious Studies. His frequent radio, television, and lecture appearances have delighted and challenged audiences around the world. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.
 
Published October 13, 1998 by Crown. 224 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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Fresh from a stint on Bill Moyers's Genesis series on PBS, Rabbi Visotzky turns his critical attention to the book of Exodus, the story of a people who went from slavery to freedom, from tyranny to co

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Fresh from a stint on Bill Moyers's Genesis series on PBS, Rabbi Visotzky turns his critical attention to the book of Exodus, the story of a people who went from slavery to freedom, from tyranny to covenant and from chaos to law.

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