Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Faith Club

This was a very thoughtful and interesting book. Apparently, I'd been living under a rock, because when a patron came in to ask for it, I had no idea what she was talking about, in fact, I was worried that she was telling me a joke ( A Muslim, a Jew and a Christian...). In case you aren't familiar with it, it is about moms from three faiths who get together to write a children's book with stories from each of their religious traditions. Before long, conflicts arise, and the women realize that they need to talk about their religions to gain some understanding. So, instead of turning tail and fleeing, they develop very real supportive relationships and wade through the difficult parts together. They learn about each other's traditions and reexamine their own.

I really enjoyed their candidness. I also learned a lot. I'm still learning about my new (adult) Christian faith, and it was very cool to learn about Jewish and Muslim beliefs from women that I could relate to. At some point, I would like to join a faith club with similar goals of understanding. For now, I'm studying my own bible, reading liberal scholars and trying to be the most compassionate, open-minded Christian I can be. I've copied the Faith Club questions in the book, and I plan to examine my own beliefs in depth.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have seen the book come through but didn't know what it was about... maybe I will look at it too! M


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