Robert Schoen reading from and signing ON GOD'S RADAR: MY WALK ACROSS AMERICA, 8/29 at 7 PM

August 29, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Please join us on Thursday, August 29 at 7 PM as we welcome Robert Schoen discussing his new book, ON GOD'S RADAR: MY WALK ACROSS AMERICA.

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After the death of his 96-year-old father, a World War II veteran, Robert Schoen set off on a coast-to-coast journey. On a beautiful Southern California day in April 2017, 70-year-old Schoen waded knee-deep into the Pacific. He then walked back to shore, put on his shoes and socks, and began walking toward the Atlantic. Although he'd never walked more than seven miles in a row and was anything but an outdoors fanatic, he did possess certain qualities necessary to complete such a journey--an undaunted spirit, determination, and a willingness to accept whatever might come his way.

During his journey he walked east through homeless tent communities, the Mojave Desert, ghost towns, and cities large and small. He experienced extremes of weather, a near-death encounter, and many obstacles and challenges. But 2,644 miles and 14 states later, Robert Schoen finally waded into the Atlantic Ocean, with renewed faith in the goodness and generosity of his fellow Americans.

About the Author

Robert Schoen is the author of the award- winning book What I Wish My Christian Friends Knew About Judaism and the co- author (with Catherine deCuir) of the novel The Rabbi Finds Her Way. He is a musician and has served as Composer-in-Residence at Temple Sinai in Oakland, California. Dr. Schoen, a retired optometrist, lives in Oakland with his wife, Sharon.


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