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Soul Searching: Thirteen Stories about Faith and Belief

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"We must fight the tendency to reduce the world's cultures to sound bites and remember that all religions in all countries are composed of real people."
So writes Lisa Rowe Fraustino in her introduction to "Soul Searching," an inspired collection of short stories and the answer to the prayers of anyone looking for a book that ponders faith.

Thirteen stirring narratives by
Hardcover, 267 pages
Published November 1st 2002 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
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Jul 27, 2008 elissa rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who likes short stories and/or wants to read about different faiths and beliefs
I don't read that many short stories, but I like to read a good anthology every now and then, and this one is extremely well edited. They're all different, and all really good--about different aspects of spirituality and religion. I originally picked it up because Elsa Marston, who has a story in it, spoke at my library last month. I ended up reading other stories before hers, though, and when I got around to it, I did think Elsa's story was excellent and haunting. At least as good as the storie ...more
Jul 21, 2008 kinsey rated it really liked it
So this book is about the major world religions.
It's a collection of 13 stories, and each one is a perspective of a different religion, written by someone who practices the religion.
I've read about half the book, and I think it's pretty good.
It's a little disturbing, though, because it talks about cults some.
But if you like that type of thing, then you should try this book.
Aug 26, 2014 Toby rated it liked it
I sought out this book to read the original short story The Olive Grove by Elsa Marston, now rewritten as a picture book: The Olive Tree...I ended up reading the entire diverse but uneven collection.
It was ok. Not exactly what I expected
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