Dallas resident Marshall Lestz is the author of a wonderful new book about building unity and shalom and ending sinas chinam (baseless hatred among Jews). It’s entitled: Great Today. Greater Tomorrow. (And World Peace By Next Tuesday!)
Taking an upbeat, positive approach, Marshall asks readers to see the mundane and/or challenging moments in life as opportunities to improve oneself, one’s relationships, and one’s connection to Hashem. The book asserts that the more one refines one’s character traits––such as patience, acceptance, humility, and joy––the more positive, peaceful, and meaningful one’s life becomes. (And all those tricky people in one’s life become a lot less tricky to deal with, too.)
Marshall draws on his background as an advertising writer to present his ideas in creative, memorable ways that readers will find arresting, thought-provoking, and amusing. The book is composed of 70 one-page chapters, so it’s easy to read a little at a time or in one sitting. And its simple format makes it a wonderful way to stimulate conversation around the Shabbos table.
As Dr. David J. Lieberman, a psychotherapist and world-renowned expert in human behavior, commented, “It’s a book that not only inspires, but also equips you with the mindset needed to make positive changes. If you’re looking for a book that can genuinely transform your life, this is a must-read.”
The book is available on Amazon:
Marshall is happy to take questions and comments at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Approbations include Rav Elya Brudny, Rav Dovid Cohen, Rosh Hakollel, Rabbi Yerachmiel Fried, Rav Moshe Hauer, Rosh Yeshiva Rav Yehoshua Hoberman (Long Beach), and Rav Yitzchak Breitowitz of Ohr Sameach.