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Acts of Faith by Eboo Patel
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Jan 04, 09

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I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Its a fascinating and super engaging look at one man's life and journey to understand his religious identity - and how that journey is universally experienced. Patel started a nonprofit organization to bring young people of diverse religious backgrounds together to spend a year doing service work together, and through that, come to understand and respect each others' cultures. He delves into the absolute need for religious pluralism, especially when faced with the terrorist threats of extreme fundamentalist religios organizations - whose 'soldiers' are overwhelmingly young people who never had any opportunity to learn anything other than hate and fear. This book is outstanding, and really makes me want to learn more about Patel and his organization.
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Leroy Seat Maureen, you would have recommended the book more highly if you had given it five stars instead of four.


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