|My grandson Razel catching the Sea of Galilee in his hand|
DRAWS ON THE BIBLE FOR DEVELOPING CREATIVITY IN A DIGITAL AGE
Through a Bible Lens teaches imaginative ways for developing creativity and spirituality in our age of smartphones and social media by drawing on Prof. Alexenberg’s research on creative thinking in digital culture at the MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies and on biblical thought in contemporary life at Israeli universities.
TEACHES HOW TO MAKE THE BIBLICAL NARRATIVE A MIRROR FOR SEEING YOURSELF
It shows how to create a lively dialogue between your emerging life story and the enduring biblical narrative by Bible blogging your life. The blog is an ideal narrative form for developing fresh insights for revealing spiritual dimensions of your personal narrative.
DEMONSTRATES HOW TO USE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR SPIRITUAL SEEING
Through a Bible Lens uses traditional methods of Bible study for seeing beyond the photographic image to reveal fresh insights. It explores Kabbalah as a down-to-earth tradition that provides a symbolic language — a spiritual bar code for understanding how Divine energies are drawn down into our everyday world.
SPEAKS TO MILLENNIALS IN TODAY'S LANGUAGE OF DIGITAL CULTURE
It presents to all generations the most up-to-date thoughts on how The Bible gives fresh insights on the impact of new technologies on contemporary life. Christians and Jews should buy THROUGH A BIBLE LENS for themselves as well as for their children and grandchildren.
OFFERS A BIBLE CURE FOR SMARTPHONE ADDICTION
Through a Bible Lens offers a spiritual cure for the serious problem of smartphone addiction by teaching how to shift focus from the screen to photographing your everyday life from biblical perspectives. It also shows how to delight in all that happens around you by turning off, tuning out and unplugging one day each week. Follow the "Bible Cure for Smartphone Addiction" blog.
A MUST-READ BEFORE VISITING THE HOLY LANDIt teaches how to transform your smartphone photographs into biblical messages emerging from what you see and share your experiences through social media. It's all in the book THROUGH A BIBLE LENS. Click on book cover in right column to see inside the book and buy it on Amazon.
Monday, April 9, 2018
|Working with my wife Miriam in our Garden of Eden kitchen in Israel|
|Israel Baseball League players and bat boy with tzitzit ritual fringes stand for singing of Hatikvah|
“In Through a Bible Lens, Mel Alexenberg continues his meandering journey seeking Beauty and the Divine within the commonplace. Gazing vertically and horizontally, across literary, cyber, aesthetic and earthly texts/spaces, the journey's end point is always the same - sublime joy in the revelation of God in the World, God as the world.” - Dr. Randall Rhodes, Provost, American University of Armenia, Yerevan
Inspiring Integrations of Sacred and Profane: A Program for Photographers to Weave Their Faith into Their Art
|The Lost Tribe of Menasseh are no longer lost; they've returned home to Israel after 27 centuries|
“Alexenberg proposes that text and image—something as simple as photos taken with a smart phone, and multiplied in their resonance by the internet—can be used as a consciousness raising tool, at once personal and collective. With such simple means, we can attune ourselves to the sacred dimensions of our lives from moment to moment. In fresh, clear language, he brings his detailed knowledge of Torah texts and what he calls "the down-to-earth mysticism of the kabbalah" to bear on daily life, showing how the annual round of sacred readings from that spiraling scroll provides prompts for deepening our personal and artistic practice.” - Peter Samis, co-author of Creating the Visitor-centered Museum; associate curator, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
"In Through a Bible Lens, Alexenberg offers us a magnificent and original approach that interconnects art, creative processes, religion and new media technologies. The book is an important contribution to the study of media and is a must read for anyone interested in our contemporary culture.” – Dr. Lucia Leao, author of The Labyrinth of Hypermedia and The Chip and the Kaleidoscope: Studies in New Media; professor of Communications and Semiotics, Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil
|Round hand-made matzah floating above the Mediterranean Sea|
“In his astonishingly innovative book, Mel Alexenberg quotes photographer Jan Phillips, who writes, “Everywhere I look, there God is looking back, looking straight back." Alexenberg is able to perceive that Godly gaze not only in nature around us or the heavens above, but in the smartphone we hold in our hand.” – Rabbi Joshua Hammerman, author of thelordismyshepard.com: Seeing God in Cyberspace; spiritual leader at Temple Beth El, Stamford, Connecticut
“If a picture is worth a thousand words, Through a Bible Lens offers a template, a guidebook on how to experience innumerable images of the Divine in every moment and use blogging technology to disseminate them worldwide. Professor Mel Alexenberg invites us to share the story of our own Divine journey through the wisdom found in this unique book.” - Bishop Robert Stearns, Executive Director, Eagles’ Wings, New York
|My Power Ranger grandson Eliad and his superhero friends plan to defeat Haman/Hamas/Hezbollah|
Sunday, April 8, 2018
S ee praise from Christian and Jewish leaders and experts on digital culture for “Through a Bible Lens: Biblical Insights for Smartphone Ph...
" Through a Bible Lens offers a unique and personal challenge to the reader to integrate Bible Study, the creation that surrounds us,...
A MUST-READ BEFORE VISITING THE HOLY LAND! ! Learn how to share your experiences on social media and transform your smartphone photograph...