To those who doubt .... and then doubt themselves
I wrote Reasonable Doubts: A Religious Skeptic Learns a Thing or Two About God because among all the confusing emotions I experienced during my crisis of faith, loneliness was one of the most profound. I never knew a person can be so alone while living in a crowded dorm with her four best friends. Existential loneliness is a uniquely human experience. It is my hope that Reasonable Doubts will tap on the sealed doors of your isolation, and that you will let it in.
Cheryl Berman's memoir is warm, poignant, and witty, as well as philosophically astute and informed. Her imaginative examples make complex philosophical ideas accessible and relevant. The book is proof that philosophy can speak to the problems of life -- and religious life in particular -- in a meaningful and inspiring way. -- David Shatz, Professor of Philosophy, Yeshiva University.
In the tradition of C.S. Lewis, Cheryl Berman has a talent for translating the most abstract and profound concepts in both philosophy and religious experience into language that speaks not only to the mind, but also to the heart and soul of her readers. -- Mali Brofsky, senior faculty and instructor in Jewish Philosophy, Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim