Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation
At a time when the West is obsessed with Muslim integration & violent extremism, Patel provides sharp insight into the best solutions.
SKU: 03702-6340 IslamiCity.com - Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation (Books - 216 Pages - Eboo Patel - English, AMZBK)



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From Publishers Weekly
Patel, a former Rhodes scholar with a doctorate in the sociology of religion from Oxford, is the founder of the Interfaith Youth Core, an organization that unites young people of different religions to perform community service and explore their common values. Patel argues that such work is essential, manifesting the faith line that will define the 21st century. Patel's own story is more powerful than the exhaustive examples he provides of how mainstream faith failed to reach young people like Osama bin Laden and Yighal Amir, the assassin of Yitzhak Rabin. With honesty, Patel relates how he suffered the racist taunts of fellow youth, and, in response, alternately rebelled against and absorbed the religion of his parents—Islam—but in his own way. Meanwhile, he continued to pursue interfaith work with vigor, not quite knowing his end goal but always feeling in his gut that interfaith understanding was the key. This autobiography of a young activist captures how an angry youth can be transformed—by faith, by the community and, most of all, by himself—into a profound leader for the cause of peace. (July)
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"A beautifully written story of discovery and hope."
-President Bill Clinton

"Visionary . . . Patel's book is . . . the tale of a man's increasing understanding that traditions of mercy, compassion, and social justice are embedded in every faith, and accessing them is the key to creating a pluralism that enhances faith rather than threatens it."
-Adam Mansbach, Boston Globe

"An entertaining page-turner that juxtaposes youthful mistakes with remarkable moments of insight."
-Kirkus Reviews

"Highly recommended."
-Library Journal, starred review

"This autobiography of a young activist captures how an angry youth can be transformed-by faith, by the community and, most of all, by himself-into a profound leader for the cause of peace."
-Publishers Weekly

 

 
 
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