Bobbi Taniguchi's Reviews > The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam

The Butterfly Mosque by G. Willow Wilson
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Mar 26, 2011

it was amazing
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I was so impressed with this book. It reads like a novel, but is a personal account of a young woman who grows up in an atheist home, tries to be an atheist, but fails, is drawn after religion, and turns to Islam. She also, along her spiritual journey, goes to Egypt to teach, falls love with an Egyptian and marries into his family, becoming part of the culture through family ties. It's a very intimate look at finding purpose in life, and the journey of seeking to align one's self with what one really believes.

I liked reading about her spiritual journey. This is the kind of stuff we hunger to understand about each other; the sacred experiences which people don't usually share, to avoid ridicule or blank lack of comprehension.
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