Beth G.'s Reviews > Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation

Acts of Faith by Eboo Patel
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Apr 06, 10

really liked it
bookshelves: 2010, memoir, religion, community-work, non-fiction, books-for-grown-ups, library-books
Read from April 01 to 06, 2010

I knew Eboo slightly back in college - I was a year behind him, living in the same Residence Hall he talks about in the third chapter. His account of growing up Muslim-Indian-American and how that led him to a career in organizing interfaith youth service projects is both fascinating and well-told. His struggle to integrate the pieces of his identity will feel familiar to many young people of very different backgrounds, and his commitment to encouraging pluralism around the world is inspiring.
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