True Confessions by Uri Geller

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Jews from very different worlds and generations, Uri Geller and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach met by chance, yet quickly recognized their common bond, their kindred natures. Geller, a 52-year-old paranormalist-world-famous for his ability to bend metal with his mind and find oil in the desert-becomes an unlikely mentor to Boteach, twenty years his junior. Boteach, in turn, emerges as a spiritual sounding board, a wise and compassionate friend to Geller as each of them struggle with the issues of childhood, religion, death, fame, cynicism, and commitment.

In this honest collection of letters that span the first year of their friendship, readers will share the secrets, hopes, beliefs, and dreams of these two remarkable men. Also, readers will be transfixed by their insightful discussions on the following topics:

* Their respective childhood and parents' divorces * The highest purpose of religion * The moral dilemma and horrors of war * Our paradoxical need for a messiah * Divine justice, and God's silence in the face of cruelty * The pain of fear and criticism * The attraction of wealth and celebrity * The source of happiness and the nature of goodness

 

About Uri Geller

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Shmuley Boteach was born in Los Angeles, California on November 19, 1966. He received his rabbinic ordination in 1988 from the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic movement in New York City. He has written over 20 books including Kosher Adultery; Kosher Sex; Parenting with Fire; and The Kosher Sutra: Eight Sacred Secrets for Reigniting Desire and Restoring Passion for Life. He is the host of the television show Shalom in the Home on TLC and of the Rabbi Shmuley Show on the Oprah and Friends national radio network. He also writes a weekly syndicated column for The Jerusalem Post.
 
Published September 1, 2000 by Element Books Ltd. 224 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction, Law & Philosophy. Fiction

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Best known for reputedly bending spoons using only the power of his mind, ""paranormalist"" Geller (Mind Medicine) teams up with Rabbi Boteach (Kosher Sex) for this collection of letters (or perhaps e-mails?) between the two unlikely friends, who live in Europe and share a weekly Sabbath dinner.

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed "The denial of our uniqueness," notes Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Director of L'Chaim Society, "is ultimately the source of all human misery and unhappiness."

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