The acclaimed author of The New Religions, What is God?, The American Soul, Why Can't We Be Good? and Money and the Meaning of Life, Jacob Needleman is Professor of Philosophy at San Francisco State University, and former Director of the Center for the Study of New Religions at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. He lives in Oakland, CA.
"Needleman has put out a powerful and deeply personal book about
his lifelong effort to connect with God using both his head and his
heart...a rare book that manages to be both skeptical and
--San Francisco Chronicle
"A thought provoking amalgam of philosophy, interpersonal
psychology, and religious thought."
--Library Journal "Although the subject matter may at times seem challenging to the casual reader, the author's informal, chatty style makes it appealing to anyone interested in exploring spiritual matters and following one distinguished writer's quest to develop some understanding of at least a trace of the essential nature of the Divine."
--Retailing Insight "An erudite, challenging text full of difficult questions"