Transformational journey

Angel Himsel’s memoir of her conversion to Judaism is a beautiful read.

December 6, 2018 18:45
4 minute read.
Transformational journey

ANGELA HIMSEL found herself ‘turning spiritually south, toward Jerusalem.’. (photo credit: PXHERE)


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Early in A River Could Be a Tree, Angela Himsel writes: “Martin Luther… married a nun, a woman he had helped smuggle out of a convent in a herring barrel. While irrelevant to Luther’s religious beliefs, a nun in a herring barrel is always worth mentioning.”

When I read that passage, I was sure I was going to love this book. I was not to be disappointed. Himsel is particularly honest about providing insight into her thoughts and feelings. She shares so much with the reader that only the cliched hyperbole “baring of the soul” seems fitting.


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