Don’t Tell The Rabbi
Book I
THREE FRIENDS AND AN OLD LADY

“SO, WHAT YOU’VE GOT IS ME, BABY. JUST ME TO TELL YOU what happened inImage Beulah, SC, the year the rabbi found out. But before I get into all that, I should tell you who you’re lookin’ at. I’m not very big for a pastor’s wife and I have red hair. The church won’t let me do anything—it’s Baptist—so I mainly get into trouble and try not to. When I say “red,” that’s a euphemism. My hair looks more like some random October maple—and I don’t allow ‘ginger’ …” And so it begins. A wild and inspirational romp in the small town South. An inside look at the relationship (with commentary) between a rabbi, a minister, and an English professor … and what the rabbi discovers long after the whole town is buzzing. If this was a stage play (and it should be) it would be a Tony Award contender! Join the rabbi and friends on this hilarious, inspirational, revealing ride of spiritual enlightenment. Don’t Tell the Rabbi is a book you’ll want to share with friends. (click here to sample this book)

About the Author

Sigrid Fowler is a journalist and graduate of Agnes Scott College, Emory University, and Erskine Theological Seminary. Most recently, she studied spoken Hebrew at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Her articles on literary and other topics have appeared in professional journals, and she currently writes a weekly column for The Edgefield Advertiser, Edgefield, SC, where she lives. Fowler has enjoyed teaching English literature to college freshmen, but her passion is to point readers to the all-time best-seller, the Bible. Her pleasures include creating party cakes, reading the Bible in languages other than English, playing the piano, drawing, and making road trips in her Miata. Soli Deo Gloria!

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That Bush

how to start I've been asked how I start a piece of writing. The question followed one of my Edgefield Advertiser posts, so the context was biblical musings. But since getting started is a topic that fits any piece of writing, I'll offer my thoughts on the challenge...

“Lead Us Not into Temptation”

guidance When we pray the Lord’s Prayer, we conclude with two petitions that deal with safety. After making a plea for forgiveness (based on our decision to forgive those who sin against us), we are to request that our Father lead us not into temptation. Seems simple...

Back to the Lord’s Prayer

forgiveness The prayer Jesus Christ gave his disciples when they said, “Teach us to pray” begins with an acknowledgment of the God being petitioned, the God Jesus taught all disciples, then and now, to address as “our Father.” The first request seems to be something...

Freedom

worth celebrating Freedom is worth celebrating--even beyond the 4th of July. It is central to Passover feasts. It’s what kids think about on the last day of school. Freedom is vacations, the day we burn the mortgage or pay off that student loan, the day the cast comes...

The Lord’s Prayer Pt.3, More on Daily Bread

a second look While praying the Lord’s Prayer, do you just skim over, “Give us this day our daily bread”? Food is such an ordinary need, why waste a thought on it? That’s been my position, have to admit. However, the petition warrants more than a second look. First, I...

The Lord’s Prayer, Pt. 2

everyday needs Praying the familiar Lord’s Prayer, we first remind ourselves of the holiness of God’s name. Then we petition the Father to bring in his kingdom. From there, Jesus takes us right to everyday needs: “Give us this day our daily bread.” As a person who has...

The Lord’s Prayer, Part I

so familiar Jesus Christ was devoted to prayer and gave his disciples (us too) a model when they said, “Lord, teach us to pray.” The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6, Luke 11) is a prayer we’ve known from childhood and say regularly, maybe in worship. But the familiar can...

Help Arrives

a catalog of troubles Many psalms of David can be read as a catalog of troubles, a list of hardships and many kinds of intense suffering. But the focus is on God’s help in multiplied troubling situations: “In my distress, I will call upon the LORD, / And cry to my God...

Mothers and Prophets Who Prayed

The Bible describes some notable mothers who asked God or one of God’s servants for help. Sometimes the answers came after a long wait, sometimes they were immediate. It’s not always possible to study the prayers because many details are omitted. One woman who prayed...

Prayer Answers

Having stuck out my neck on the subject of answers to prayer, I probably should be a bit more specific. Generalizations don’t count for much without backup from real life experience. The following are some of my discoveries—first, the controversy between formal and...