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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,654 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, Priscilla Warner Narrator: Pam Ward Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN: 9781452677590
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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. Pioneering, timely, deeply thoughtful, and full of hope, The Faith Club's caring message will resonate with people of all faiths. Download and start listening now!

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  • “Brimming with passion and conviction, and concluding with suggestions for starting a similar faith club, this is essential reading for anyone interested in interfaith dialogue.”

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily Klossner | 2/16/2014

    " Maybe one of the best books I have ever read. An enlightening read, no matter your religious tendencies. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shawna | 2/16/2014

    " Reading this book caused me to examine my own faith in more detail. None of these women were certain of their beliefs and that was disappointing to me. I learned a great deal about the Jewish and Muslim faiths. We can learn much from each other. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sipho Gumbo | 2/13/2014

    " Interesting but I felt the authors seemed not to be well versed in their respective religions they were discussing. A good try at bringing different religions to start a dialogue "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynne | 2/11/2014

    " I really enjoy the frankness of their discussions and that there isn't much sugar coating when they disagree. But like all good friendships, they respect each other enough to go the distance when they do have conflicts or differences in opinions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelley | 2/11/2014

    " A feel-good read that will make you think about your religious beliefs and your conceptions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. But mostly you come away wanting to start your own Faith Club while eating large quantities of chocolate. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ali | 2/10/2014

    " This surprised me. Recent bible study sparked some convos, and my friend suggested this book. Wonderful perspectives and very hot topic subject matter regarding the three relgions. Especially after 9/11. It's not a worn out subject. There are serious emotions and incredible historical events related to the events prior to and as a result of 9/11. I felt like I was in the room...uncomfortable at times, enlightened, angry, sad...but my overall conclusion still stands. We are of the same beliefs underneath it all. And why are we fighting again. Don't egg me. I'm military brat blood through and through..but still...The book...not fiction...really makes you wonder. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nazia Salam | 2/6/2014

    " Great read. The book is truly an insight into the minds and personal conversations of these three women. I thought it was really brave of them to come to terms with elements of their respective faiths they didn't believe in & didn't follow. Also, I could really appreciate the openness they shared, confronting each other's stereotypes without fear of being labeled racist. I think it's a great book for anyone wanting to learn and gain insight on how religion isn't and shouldn't be as complicated as we make it to be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebekah Wrye | 2/3/2014

    " I loved this book. Possibly because I'm on a spiritual journey of my own, or because this is just the type of book that really intrigues me. The story was told so perfectly by these 3 women. There wasn't a moment that left you wondering what reason they had behind what they believed, or what they were struggling with believing. You felt like you were invited into the club. I was left with new understandings, and an open mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaia | 1/22/2014

    " It's a wonderful book that discusses the differences and similarities of 3 women of different faiths (Christian, Judaism, Muslim). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeri | 1/12/2014

    " reading slowly, never finished, a bit too maudlin "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly Gerlander | 1/7/2014

    " This was a wonderful, wonderful book! I learned so much about about the 3 different faiths, it was truly a wonderful journey! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Norma | 12/22/2013

    " did not finish this one :( "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 12/19/2013

    " This book is a reminder that we have much in common with one another and establishing solid meaningful relationships allows that to be revealed. This is more about working to connect, which these women did beautifully. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca Young | 12/15/2013

    " This was such a fabulous book club read! So much to discuss...the book goes through so many topics and it is wonderful to read many of the similarities and to have a better understanding of the main differences. These women did a wonderful job putting this book together! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 9/28/2013

    " Very interesting account of the conversations and experiences of trying to understand one another's religions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 7/23/2013

    " I like that this book incorporates multiple perspectives on religion and highlights the interconnectedness of all people. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michal | 4/4/2013

    " Lightweight. It may be that the three women who wrote this book, consciously or not, conducted their discussions primarily for the purpose of writing a salable book; in any case the book seemed made with marketing in mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Seebeck | 4/2/2013

    " This is a hopeful book -- part of the answer to our current crisis is to have interfaith conversation and this book is great place to start. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 3/30/2013

    " Thought-provoking and enlightening, but the presentation is frustrating and overly long. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Summer | 1/21/2013

    " Informational. Didn't like how it's written but I also can't think of a better way to write it. I stalled out in the middle but once I picked it back up, it went fast. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eleanor | 1/18/2013

    " It takes honest communication between faiths to truly understand each other and appreciate the different beliefs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jana | 12/29/2012

    " An eyeopening book. A muslim, christian and jew collaborate on this book to explain what each religion really believes. It's a no-holds-barred account of these 3 women examing their faiths. Great book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kalleeandsam | 11/26/2012

    " Educational, but half way through it felt repeatitive, so I quit reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcie | 7/28/2012

    " A little boring since I am not interested in religion. The religions were idealized, as the religions are described as they are in theory rather than in practice, and from a liberal point of view. But worth reading anyhow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 7/6/2012

    " An appealing personal faith history of three women who came together to explore both the differences and central truths behind Judaism, Christianity and Islam. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 sdrd | 6/22/2012

    " another book club selection. (i should quit my book club.) i'll get back to you, but so far it is quite cheesy. UNBELIEVABLY cheesy. interesting concept, but the writing style is driving me MAD. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 5/22/2012

    " I read this book a couple of years ago and enjoyed it, found it very interesting. I will be interested to hear how you like it, Laura. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cara | 4/28/2012

    " I really liked learning about Islam and Judaism from the perspective of practicing mothers. I also liked being able to follow their feelings and thought processes. This book is a good conversation starter. "

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