digital culture

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 LAND

It 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.





Friday, July 27, 2018

Praise from author of 'Sinai Speaks' and USA National Director of Bridges for Peace


"Through a Bible Lens offers a unique and personal challenge to the reader to integrate Bible Study, the creation that surrounds us, and our personal experience into a “living journal.”  Dr. Alexenberg’s approach offers a fun, yes fun, path to integrate pondering the deepest questions of Scripture with modern living and a literally visual journey through life.  Written from a Jewish Torah loving perspective, this book will be a joy to any lover of the Bible, Christian or Jewish.  I not only endorse it, I look forward to integrating these ideas into my personal encounter with Scripture." - Dr. Jim Solberg


Sunday, July 8, 2018

The Making of The Israel Bible

Read Tuly Weisz's Jerusalem Post article ‘The Making of a Bible’ https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Unto-the-Nations-The-making-of-a-Bible-561876 and his praise for my newest book Through a Bible Lens

“Like anything in God's world, smartphones and social media have the capacity for both blasphemy and blessing. Mel Alexenberg's important book Through a Bible Lens provides our generation the perfect model for the best usage of smartphones and social media to encourage greater appreciation for the Bible and the Land of Israel. Anyone who appreciates either will gain an important perspective from Alexenberg's lens.” – Rabbi Tuly Weisz, editor of The Israel Bible; director of Israel365, and publisher of Breaking Israel News: Latest News from a Biblical Perspective


My daughter Iyrit and her husband, Dr. Yehiel Lasry, the mayor of Ashdod, stood on the tarmac at Ben-Gurion Airport welcoming the arrival of the first of 16 El Al Dreamliners from the Boeing factory in Washington State.  Painted on the plane was Ashdod in honor of the city’s founding 60 years ago.  Watching the plane touch down brought tears to Iyrit’s eyes as she witnessed the miracle of the Jewish people returning home on wings of eagles (Exodus 19:4).  

My son-in-law told me that the citizens of his city Ashdod were born in 99 countries.  Iyrit was born in United States and Yehiel was born in Morocco and came on aliyah to Ashdod, a small town on the sea, with his family when he was six years old.  He became a physician, surgeon general of Israel’s navy, a member of Knesset, and as Ashdod's mayor transformed it into Israel's major port and fifth largest city.

"Who are these who fly like a cloud, and like doves to their roosts … to bring your sons from afar?" (Isaiah 60:8-9).

Praise from Christian and Jewish Leaders and Experts on Digital Culture

S ee praise from Christian and Jewish leaders and experts on digital culture for “Through a Bible Lens: Biblical Insights for Smartphone Ph...