Book Review

A project of breathtaking beauty and insight.

What an amazing project this American journalist who is a practicing Jew has hatched and nurtured! ¬†He moved from Brooklyn to Israel in 1982, became an Israeli citizen, and sought dialog with open-minded, devout believers from the three Abrahamic faiths (Jewish, Muslim, Christian) for fellowship, and learning ‚ÄĒ even risking visits to a Sufi sheik’s mosque in Gaza. ¬†

The book was originally released in New York on September 11, 2001, and immediately vanished in the chaos of that day. ¬†Harper Perennial has re-introduced it this year. ¬†Krista Tippet, host of public radio’s weekly,¬†On Being,¬†calls it “One of the most important spiritual memoirs of our time.” ¬†Not to be missed!

The author’s journalistic skill, observational power, and clarity of language make this telling into an ineffable blessing for his readers. ¬†The beauty of his honest engagement with his chosen candidates brought tears to my eyes several times. ¬†Anyone interested in faith, peace, humanity, will find hope in this moving work. ¬†(Thanks to the Divine Librarian for placing this volume into my hands!)