From the Publisher
"This collection will appeal to the older adult who is looking for insight into the complex spiritual and religious lives of this exciting new generation. More crucially, it will serve as a rallying cry for new adults who, within the shock of self-recognition, will be encouraged to explore and articulate their own spiritual wisdom, thereby enriching us all."
—Paul Raushenbush, multi-faith spiritual advice columnist and music-page producer for Beliefnet.com
"These new adults are not only searching for spiritual meaning, but are actively creating their own spiritual identities.... A great read for both spiritual seekers and believers."
—Joanna Laufer and Kenneth Lewis, authors of Inspired Lives: Exploring the Role of Faith and Spirituality in the Lives of Extraordinary People
"What kept me interested in Christianity was something very basic: the idea
that God lowered himself and became a man so that we could relate to him
better.... Christians...spent their time talking to a God who knew what it
was like to get hungry, to go swimming, to be tempted."
contributor and frequent contributor to Christianity Today, Books &
Culture, and The Christian Century
Leah Taylor, Marketing Assistant
Jewish Lights Publishing/SkyLight Paths Publishing
"At my Bat Mitzvah I read from a photocopy of a haftorah. I was not allowed to hold the Torah with my own hands, and I was not shown that the Torah was my book of guidance as a Jew. The absence of these gestures spoke volumes about the double-edged sword a girl is entrusted with when she becomes a woman...when I was given the rites of passage, it did not feel as through I had received full and equal rights."
"My father was reluctant to express his own belief system because he wanted to let my feet find the path best for me intuitively. The downside of this liberal religious education was that rather than choosing one religion I made a pastiche of practices. I had, to some extent, a case of spiritual indigestion."
contributor and editor of Blue Jean Buddha
Read an Excerpt
Let me be frank: I am scared.... As I open myself to the light of Allah,
what flaws will it reveal, what corrections will it require? Heroes and
prophets have come and gone; the poor are still with us, and they are more
ragged than ever. Can I face the immensity of this injustice, call it my
responsibility, and taste the rust of my own powerlessness in the face of
it?"-Eboo Patel, contributor and executive director of the Interfaith