I guess the Great Knitting Ban of 2008 has been good for my reading, because I am now up to 18 books. I didn't set an overall goal for the year, but as I look back, I'm mostly delighted with the books on my list. The Faith Club:A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew– Three Women Search for Understanding is no exception. One of the authors sent me a review copy, thinking RevGalBlogPals might like to use it for a book discussion (as I believe we will later this year). Three laywomen whose faith practices varied from not much to only at home to pretty devout gathered to discuss their personal religious histories, the impact of culture and their understanding of the theology of their faiths. They met regularly for several years, beginning with the idea of writing a book for children, but in the end opening and changing all their lives.
I appreciated their honesty about uncomfortable conversations and even confrontations.
I highly recommend this book for groups, both interfaith and not. There is a huge discussion guide and suggestions for starting a Faith Club of your own. I wish I could meet all three of the authors: Ranya Idilby, Suzanne Oliver and Priscilla Warner. They already feel like friends.