Rabbi Blue has written this book to satisfy a need, especially among young people. Post Dawkins, how can intelligent people believe, with their hearts, their minds and their souls? Learning from problems posed by his audiences and his listeners, he attempts to map out how we can fit common honesty and higher truths together. The issues he considers are much simpler than issues in Churches or Synagogues. There are many reasons for starting out on this journey - a broken love affair, being stood up, seeing the good and recognising that it is beautiful, curing your own loneliness, trying to believe you matter, coming to terms with growing old, coping with addiction. As the Rabbi says of himself, 'I went in to religion because I was in trouble. I stayed in it because it works'. This is a consumer's guide to religion. It is eclectic in its range but the conclusion is that, in spite of the pain and the effort, religion works!
Rabbi Lionel Blue now lives in North London. He continues to appear frequently on radio and television. He is an honorary fellow of Grey College, University of Durham. He was once Chairman of the Beth Din of the RSGB.