My Adventures With God

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A delightful collection from legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky—who currently appears on The Goldbergs, HBO’s Silicon Valley, and the serial podcast The Tobolowsky Files “a series of true stories that wrestle with a big idea: how belief shapes our lives. Funny, smart, and moving, this is a wonderful account of our relationship with the unknowable” (Susan Orlean, New York Times bestselling author of The Orchid Thief and Rin Tin Tin).

In My Adventures with God, Stephen Tobolowsky explores the idea that most people’s lives seem to fit into the template of the Old Testament. We all have powerful creation myths: tales of our childhood and family, our first battles won and lost. It is our Genesis. Then, like in the Book of Exodus, we go into slavery. Rather than building pyramids, we lose ourselves in fear and ambition—in first loves, first jobs, too many dreams mixed with too much beer. We eventually become free, only to wander in the wilderness. At some point we stop and proclaim to the universe who we are. This is our Leviticus moment. We reconcile what we thought we would be with what we have become. We often attempt a mid-course correction. Then, as in the Book of Numbers, we are shaped by mortality as we bear the loss of family and friends. Finally, we retell our stories to our children hoping to make sense of the journey, like Moses did in Deuteronomy.

Tobolowsky’s stories tell of a boy growing up in the wilds of Texas, finding and losing love, losing and finding himself—all told through the prism of the Torah and Talmud, mixed with insights from science, and refined through a child’s sense of wonder. My Adventures with God is a “fast-paced, precise, wide-ranging, and impressive book draws on the I Ching, Talmud, Einstein, Grimms’ Fairy Tales, and reruns of SportsCenter to create counterpoints when discussing his life of faith. This is a well-told, must-read…for anyone interested in a comedic adventure with the divine” (Publishers Weekly).


  • My Adventures with God 001 Title

    Duration: 14s
  • My Adventures with God 002 A Prayer for Hannah Molder

    Duration: 10min
  • My Adventures with God 003 Pt1 Ch1 The Conversation

    Duration: 16min
  • My Adventures with God 004 Pt1 Ch2 The New World

    Duration: 15min
  • My Adventures with God 005 Pt1 Ch3 Rethinking Newton

    Duration: 07min
  • My Adventures with God 006 Pt1 Ch4 The Garden on Orchid Lane

    Duration: 08min
  • My Adventures with God 007 Pt1 Ch5 A Priori

    Duration: 17min
  • My Adventures with God 008 Pt1 Ch6 The Little Voices

    Duration: 15min
  • My Adventures with God 009 Pt1 Ch7 The Boy in the Back Row

    Duration: 08min
  • My Adventures with God 010 Pt1 Ch8 November

    Duration: 12min
  • My Adventures with God 011 Pt2 Ch1 A Voice from Another Room

    Duration: 39min
  • My Adventures with God 012 Pt2 Ch2 Biting Through

    Duration: 45min
  • My Adventures with God 013 Pt2 Ch3 Book of Dreams

    Duration: 30min
  • My Adventures with God 014 Pt2 Ch4 The Bargain

    Duration: 35min
  • My Adventures with God 015 Pt2 Ch5 The Golden Age

    Duration: 33min
  • My Adventures with God 016 Pt3 Ch1 Dark Matter

    Duration: 21min
  • My Adventures with God 017 Pt3 Ch2 The Call

    Duration: 13min
  • My Adventures with God 018 Pt3 Ch3 Redemption

    Duration: 14min
  • My Adventures with God 019 Pt3 Ch4 The Shema

    Duration: 19min
  • My Adventures with God 020 Pt3 Ch5 The Unintended Consequences of Eden

    Duration: 14min
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