May 2, 2015

REVIEW: JOY COMES IN THE MORNING by Jonathan Rosen



Interesting? Yes. Exciting? No.

This novel is a window into the personal life and self-reflection of reform rabbi Deborah Green. Her complex personality does create a compelling story for those interested in psychology, sociology, spirituality, and religion.  Deborah's inner-battles are at times neurotic as she tries to build the necessary bridge's between her personal and spiritual life. She is somewhat haunted by conflict and compassion. The author's intellect is obvious as this is an academic reflection of religion and  the inner-turmoil it creates especially for academics and/or intellectuals. 

I listened to the unabridged audio version, although the narrator was very good and quite competent with the languages and dialect, her voice seemed a little too old and raspy. 

JOY COMES IN THE MORNING on Amazon!