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

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A groundbreaking book about Americans searching for faith and mutual respect, The Faith Club weaves 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 Club has 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.

Synopsis:

A groundbreaking book about Americans searching for faith and mutual respect, The Faith Club weaves the story of three women, their three religions, and their urgent quest to understand one another.

When an American Muslim woman befriends two other mothers, one Jewish and one Christian, they decide to educate their children about their respective religions. None of them guessed their regular meetings would provide life-changing answers and form bonds that would forever alter their struggles with prejudice, fear, and anger. Personal, powerful, and compelling, The Faith Club forces readers to face the tough questions about their own religions.

Pioneering, timely, deeply thoughtful, and full of hope, The Faith Club’s caring message will resonate with people of all faiths.

About the Author

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, where she began her interfaith education at a Hebrew day school and then a Quaker high school. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked as an art director at various advertising agencies in Boston and New York. She lives with her family in a suburb of New York City.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

CHAPTER ONE In the Beginning

CHAPTER TWO A Muslim, a Christian, and a Jew Walk into a Room . . .

CHAPTER THREE The Abrahamic Family Feud

CHAPTER FOUR The Crucifixion Crisis

CHAPTER FIVE Stop Stereotyping Me!

CHAPTER SIX Could You Convert?

CHAPTER SEVEN Oh, Where Are You, God?

CHAPTER EIGHT Ranya's Madrassah

CHAPTER NINE The Promised Land

CHAPTER TEN Prayer

CHAPTER ELEVEN Rituals

CHAPTER TWELVE Intimations of Mortality

CHAPTER THIRTEEN Conversations with a Priest, an Imam, and a Rabbi

CHAPTER FOURTEEN A Day of Atonement

CHAPTER FIFTEEN Happy Holidays

CHAPTER SIXTEEN Facing Our Communities

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN Awakenings

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN Faltering Faith

CHAPTER NINETEEN From Here to Eternity

How to Start a Faith Club

More Faith Club Questions

Bibliography

Acknowledgments

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Alaskan mom of 3, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by Alaskan mom of 3)
An excellent, thought-provoking book. Alternates voices so that you get each writer's perspective on similar topics. Asks questions that we all ask about faith, God, other faiths, etc.
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DoctorL, January 5, 2010 (view all comments by DoctorL)
How inspiring that three people were able to work thru their biases and misconceptions of the others' religion to come to a deeper understanding of the others' religion. This book helped me see the beauty in all three religions and in the hearts of these three women. Bravo!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743290487
Author:
Idliby, Ranya
Publisher:
Free Press
Author:
Oliver, Suzanne
Author:
Warner, Priscilla
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Faith
Subject:
Spirituality - Women's
Subject:
Islam -- Relations -- Christianity.
Subject:
Christianity and other religions -- Islam.
Subject:
Christianity - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 11.9 oz

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"Synopsis" by , A groundbreaking book about Americans searching for faith and mutual respect, The Faith Club weaves the story of three women, their three religions, and their urgent quest to understand one another.

When an American Muslim woman befriends two other mothers, one Jewish and one Christian, they decide to educate their children about their respective religions. None of them guessed their regular meetings would provide life-changing answers and form bonds that would forever alter their struggles with prejudice, fear, and anger. Personal, powerful, and compelling, The Faith Club forces readers to face the tough questions about their own religions.

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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