The Chosen by Chaim Potok


Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me.

Five Gold Stars

The ChosenThe Chosen by Chaim Potok

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

(Click the title to find the book description/blurb.)

“Reb Saunders is a great man, Reuven. Great men are always difficult to understand.”

A truly moving piece of work. I found myself using this Jewish experience to relate to my Christian one–“But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel.” Having ultimately found it to be a HUMAN experience, I agree with The Wall Street Journal’s remarks on the novel: “Its themes are profound and universal…”

Love, family, friendship, pain, brilliance, compassion–quite a read.


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