Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sunday Salon


The Sunday Salon.com

I missed last week's Sunday Salon...so much paperwork at work...not much time for reading.

I have almost just finished (about ten pages left to go) The Faith Club by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, and Priscilla Warner...I have really enjoyed this book.
...The cover states the book is a memoir of spiritual reflections in three voices that will make you feel you are eavesdropping on the authors' private conversations, provocative discussions, and often controversial opinions and conclusions. The authors wrestle with the issues of anti-Semitism , prejudice against Muslims, and preconceptions of Christians at a time when fundamentalists dominate the public face of Christianity...
I thought this was well written and I loved the idea of the narrative told by three different authors...I was afraid at first it might be confusing but it wasn't and in fact made it less confusing because the incident or conversation was made three dimensional by the different voices...it wasn't this flat telling of the facts.
I do recommend this book if you are struggling with what is happening in the Middle East...of course this is not a history book but rather a story of three women wanting to understand and be understood!
The final chapter instructs on how you might start a Faith Club and I have to say I would very much like to be involved in such a group. They have a website...The Faith Club that gives detailed information if you are interested in starting one!

4 comments:

justareadingfool said...

This is one of those books that I always thought would make a good discussion group book. In fact, I tried to start such a group on Ning, but it fell apart. Regardless, it is a book I would like to pick up and read sometime, if I can just "get through" the books I have now.

wisteria said...

I'm so glad you wrote about The Faith Club, because I probably wouldn't have picked it up based on the cover.

However, after your recommendation and well written description, I plan on reading it. Thanks Rhonda

Love your background....nice place to be... under the palms. :-)

KeepinUnity said...

Sounds like a interesting read....i love finishing a book,but when i get to the last few pages if its a good read i also feel i dont want it to end lol Have u got anew book lined up to read next?

Kristy said...

I've seen this book around, but haven't thought of reading it. Now I've changed my mind. Good luck with your Pilates.