Thursday, April 11, 2013


 Go to Amazon, type Devorah Liebowitz

Book Description

Publication Date: April 19, 2013

The Story the Bible Couldn't Tell 175 years after Moses led Israel from Egypt, Prophetess Devorah struggles to unite her divided people. As judge, she avows the punishing God of the Scrolls. As teacher her belief in the loving God of the Covenant. As general, she leads her reluctant Israelites into war. "...evokes the spirit of the biblical age, bringing new life to old tales." Rabbi Edwin Goldberg, D.H.L., Temple Judea "...edgy...ground this fascinating and provocative book." Richard Allbritton, BS, MS, MPA "...wonderful! Steve uses historical context to impart deep spiritual ideas in a very palatable way. His characters are highly believable and leap off the page." Ilene L. Dillon, M.S.W., Coach, Parent Educator, Radio Host, Full Power Living


The Story the Bible Couldn’t Tell

175 years after Moses led the Children of Israel out of Egypt, Devorah, a prophet, became the first and only female Judge to rule ancient Israel.


Surrounded by pagan Canaanites practicing ritual sex and human sacrifice, Devorah must find ways to maintain the Hebrews’ belief in the One God and overcome the Canaanites’ overwhelming military supremacy.


Devorah walks a tightrope between her personal view of the One God as a present, loving force and the prevailing view of God as a distant, punishing power. She calls the fearsome God of the temple and formal worship, the God of the Scrolls; and the benign, loving and accessible God, the God of the Covenant.


Devorah’s story is the first in Steve Liebowitz’ The Covenant and The Scrolls series of novels based on these conflicting views of God and its influence on the lives of Kings Saul, David, Solomon and other Old Testament characters.


Steve Liebowitz’ interest in alternative ways of knowing and understanding the Bible, began when he read Kazantzakis’ Last Temptation of Christ under fire during the first TET Offensive in Viet Nam in 1968.  He shares in these books that God is both more than and less than we’ve always thought Her to be. These concepts sustained him in the defense of his doctoral dissertation on alternative ways of knowing in l990, and continue to support his Business Coaching practice today.  He’s lived these ideas, as well as researched them.



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