Faith Club A Muslim, a Christian, a Jew - Three Women Search for Understanding

ISBN-10: 0743290488

ISBN-13: 9780743290487

Edition: 2007

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A groundbreaking book about Americans searching for faith and mutual respect, The Faith Clubweaves the story of three women, their three religions, and their urgent quest to understand one another. After September 11, Ranya Idliby, an American Muslim of Palestinian descent, faced constant questions about Islam, God, and death from her children, the only Muslims in their classrooms. Inspired by a story about Muhammad, Ranya reached out to two other mothers to write an interfaith children's book that would highlight the connections between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. After just a few meetings, however, the women realized that they themselves needed an honest and open environment where they could admit -- and discuss -- their concerns, stereotypes, and misunderstandings. After hours of soul-searching about the issues that divided them, Ranya, Suzanne, and Priscilla grew close enough to discover and explore what united them. A memoir of spiritual reflections in three voices,The Faith Clubhas spawned interfaith discussion groups in churches, temples, mosques, and other community settings. It will make you feel as if you are eavesdropping on the authors' private thoughts, provocative discussions, and often-controversial opinions and conclusions. As the authors reveal their deepest beliefs, you watch the blossoming of a profound interfaith friendship and the birth of a new way of relating to others. And this new edition provides all the materials you need for forming your own Faith Club, including sections in Hebrew and Arabic. Pioneering, timely, deeply thoughtful, and full of hope,The Faith Club's caring message will resonate with people of all faiths.
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 6/5/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.078

Ranya Idliby was raised in Dubai and McLean, Virginia. She holds a bachelor of science from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, and earned her MS in international relations from the London School of Economics. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

Suzanne Oliver was raised in Kansas City, Missouri, and has worked as a writer and editor at "Forbes" and "Financial World" magazines. She graduated from Texas Christian University and lives in New York City and Jaffrey Center, New Hampshire, with her husband and three children.

Priscilla Warner grew up in Providence, Rhode Island, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, and spent many years in Boston and New York as an advertising art director, shooting ads for everything from English muffins to diamond earrings. Priscilla co-authored The New York Times bestselling memoir The Faith Club, then toured the country for three years, hyperventilating her way through an extended book tour. Finally, in the skies over Oklahoma, she vowed to find her inner monk, and began meditating her way from panic to peace.

Preface
In the Beginning
A Muslim, a Christian, and a Jew Walk into a Room...
The Abrahamic Family Feud
The Crucifixion Crisis
Stop Stereotyping Me!
Could You Convert?
Oh, Where Are You, God?
Ranya's Madrassah
The Promised Land
Prayer
Rituals
Intimations of Mortality
Conversations with a Priest, an Imam, and a Rabbi
A Day of Atonement
Happy Holidays
Facing Our Communities
Awakenings
Faltering Faith
From Here to Eternity
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Reading Group Guide
How to Start a Faith Club
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