I loved this book!! I am an Episcopalian like Suzanne and we have a tradition of being very open to asking questions and having doubts at time about our faith. This book really complimented my journey of discovery to find out what I truly believe. I never have really thought about how much of a minority and "out of the club" other faith traditions must feel like in this country and those revelations from a Jewish and Muslim perspective were enlightening. Our book club at my church has now picked it for our church to read and I highly recommend it to help start discussions on matters of personal faith journeys.
Erin S. reviewed The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew-- Three Women Search for Understanding on
Helpful Score: 2
I thought the book was well written and original. I liked how all three authors were able to communicate their differences and ask questions about eachothers faith without controversary. Definately a conversation book worth discussing.
For the most part, I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was wonderful that 3 different women decided to come together to exchange ideas openly for the great purpose of educating their children. I recommend this book to anyone because you will learn something about another religion. My only complaint about the book was Suzanne's portrayal of the Catholic Church. I felt that there was no one in the book to say âhey now, wait a minuteâ¦that's not really how it is!â when she put down the Catholic faith that she fell away from. Aside from that, I thought the book was excellent!
Kristine C. (babsjansen) reviewed The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew-- Three Women Search for Understanding on
I read this book for my book club - well started to read it and I must say I couldn't stand it. The women are unlikeable and horrible representatives of their religions. Nothing gained. Oh, and the rest of my book club hated it too...for different reasons.
Sandra E. reviewed The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew-- Three Women Search for Understanding on
Great book. These authors are so honest with one another. There is no sugar coating here. They handle the tough topics. The confront one another yet more importantly grow clearer in their own faith journey through their encounter. They learn respect for the faith of others by asking the tough questions. Well done.
a f.a. i was working with was reading this and said that it was excellent. i really really really wanted it to be excellent, but honestly, i was a bit disapointed with it.
the three women (jewish, muslim and episcopalian) really didn't have a firm grasp on their religions and though they knew the social aspects of their chosen religion, i think they knew very very little about their actual religion- where it came from, what the rituals means, etc. they also didn't have a firm belief in their religion and were very wishy washy.
i think its great for everyone to question their beliefs, but before you write a novel about your religion- know what you're talking about. it was interesting, and as they learned, i learned. i think it was a good easy read, but not a factual book.