When Rabbi Jason Sobel decided to spend a year hiking the entire Appalachian Trail, he had no idea that it would also be a spiritual journey. Along the way, he met fellow travelers from all walks of life and religions who taught him about faith and its connection to the outdoors. In The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi, Sobel describes his experiences on the trail—from mountaintop epiphanies to terrifying encounters with bears—and reflects on how they led him closer to understanding religious texts in their original contexts. This fascinating memoir is an inspiring tale of self-discovery that will appeal to anyone interested in spirituality or outdoor adventure.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who is interested in spirituality or outdoor adventure. It tells the story of Rabbi Jason Sobel’s journey on the Appalachian Trail and how it led him to a deeper understanding of religious texts.
- Rabbi Sobel’s journey is an inspiring tale of self-discovery that will appeal to anyone interested in spirituality or outdoor adventure.
- The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi provides a unique perspective on religious texts and their original contexts.
- This book is filled with valuable insights about faith and its connection to the outdoors.
- Rabbi Sobel’s spiritual journey is not for everyone
- The book can be slow at times
- It lacks action and adventure
Learn more about the author
Rabbi Jason Sobel is the author of The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi: My Journey into the Heart of Scriptural Faith and the Land Where It All Began. He has been a rabbi for more than fifteen years and currently serves as associate rabbi at Temple Emanuel in Durham, North Carolina.
“This is an amazing book! Rabbi Sobel takes us on a journey of discovery – uncovering the spiritual meaning hidden in nature and in the scriptures. I loved it!”
“I was enthralled by Rabbi Jason Sobel’s journey along the Appalachian Trail. His engaging, honest writing style makes this book a real page-turner. I couldn’t put it down!”
“A wonderfully original exploration of the spiritual aspects of hiking and camping . . . Rabbi Jason Sobel brings a fresh perspective to the age-old question of how we can find God in nature.”
“An absolutely lovely book . . . Rabbi Sobel is a marvelous storyteller.”