CoffeeHow Coffee Saved My Life

“Readers will be rightly amazed and pleased at how much wisdom emanates from such a young soul.” -Publisher’s Weekly

Based on true life experiences, How Coffee Saved My Life is a funny, tragic, provocative and touching story of a rich, white, North American overachiever who spends a year in Uruguay in hopes of becoming a more responsible and sensitive member of the global community. Throughout the book, vignettes tied to the Spanish language flow from observation to theological analysis.

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“Failure and accidents have many positive bonuses if you take them right. How Coffee Saved My Life is proof that poignancy and sage advice can come from any age.” -Midwest Book Review

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Books Ellie Has Edited

Keeping Faith in RabbisKeeping Faith in Rabbis

Keeping Faith in Rabbis is a collection of essays from rabbis, academics, rabbinical students, and lay people across the denominational spectrum addressing the question, “How well do rabbinical programs prepare people for their Rabbinate?” This book celebrates the work of rabbis who strive to create vibrant Jewish communities where individuals and families can express and explore Jewish meaning. Unmediated voices provide insights to all stakeholders in rabbinical education. Unique in its diversity of viewpoints, it is an invaluable resource to better equip rabbis for 21st Century leadership in the ever-changing Jewish religious landscape.
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keeping the faith in educationKeeping the Faith in Education tackles problems in education from the angles of faith, hope, belief, and redemption. In a time when teachers are under attack, they tell the world why all of us should continue to believe in their soulful, worthy work. It is a collection of essays and poems written by teachers and students that will inspire and restore anyone who works in education. Each page serves as a reminder of how and why teachers bare their souls to help their students shine.

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Keeping the Faith in SeminaryReligious life in America is changing rapidly. What does this changing landscape mean for seminary? Keeping the Faith in Seminary is a compilation of essays that address issues of theological formation and vocation for people who love God, the world and the church. Seminary graduates, professors and family members reflect on their experiences with humor, fondness, criticism, and, ultimately, hope for what seminaries can and should be in our ever-changing world.

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