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Rami M. Shapiro

Accidental Grace: Poetry, Prayers, and Psalms


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Jews in the Reform and Reconstructionist movements read Rami’s verse in their prayer books. Now, those spiritual teachings have been gathered into one volume, incorporating all of Rami’s poetic work over the course of his long and varied career. The result is startling—as if we’ve discovered a new spiritual teacher of great importance, all in verse.

“Rami Shapiro just kills me. First he kills me with laughter, and then he kills me with tears. He kills my fearful, separate, small “s” self with his humor and honesty and humility. Then he invites me into a larger belonging in the big “S” Self of all- embracing Love.”
—Gordon Peerman, author Blessed Relief: What Christians Can Learn from Buddhists about Suffering

“Rami Shapiro is one of the best Jewish spiritual writers. Lush. Profound.”
—Lawrence Kushner, Emanu-El Scholar at Congregation Emanu-El of San Francisco and author of Kabbalah: A Love Story

“When I read these poems, my heart flutters, seeing the footprints that my Beloved hasleft for me to follow.”
—Krishna Das, Hindu Kirtan composer

“The soul of this Zen Rabbi poet soars. Rami’s creative fidelity to the Source is expressed in ways which infuse joy and enlightenment into the reader’s experiences of life. Find your essential self in this Accidental Grace.”
—Sr. Rosemarie Greco, dw, Wisdom House Conference Center,Litchfield, CT

“Zen Rabbi Rami is a true Holy Rascal. His poetry inspires and enlightens with ease and grace, providing food for the soul of all people, religious or not. I love this wise and beautiful book.”
—Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author

“’But am I a poet?’ asks Zen rabbi Rami Shapiro in the introduction to thiscollection of psalms, poems and prayers. Grounded in his native Jewish liturgy,wrestling with the eternal religion-transcending truths of what it means to be ahuman being, the answer to his question can only be a resounding ’yes.’ I look forward to using his words in the context of progressive Christian worship.”
—Rev. Dr. Polly Moore, Editor of The Liturgy Project,

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