World Religions Challenge (2010)

June 11, 2010

I am doing this on the “Unshepherded Path”, which means that I can read as many books as I want about whatever religions I want.

Click the link to read the review for each book. The completion date follows the book title in parentheses.

  1. The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew – Three Women Search for Understanding by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, and Priscilla Warner (June 2, 2010)
  2. Where the Streets Had A Name by Randa Abdel-Fattah (July 20, 2010)
  3. Ten Things I Hate About Me by Randa Abdel-Fattah (July 26, 2010)
  4. Islam: A Short History by Karen Armstrong (August 11, 2010)
  5. Mennonite in A Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home by Rhoda Janzen (August 11, 2010)
  6. Reflections on Islam: Ideas, Opinions, Arguments by George Jonas (August 12, 2010)
  7. Red, White, and Muslim: My Story of Belief by Asma Gull Hasan (August 13, 2010)
  8. Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea (August 15, 2010)
  9. Khomeini’s Ghost: The Iranian Revolution and the Rise of Militant Islam by Con Coughlin (August 18, 2010)
  10. Palestine by Joe Sacco (August 19, 2010)
  11. Belonging and Banishment: Being Muslim in Canada edited by Natasha Bakht (August 21, 2010)
  12. The Sheikh’s Batmobile: In Pursuit of American Pop Culture in the Muslim World by Richard Poplak (August 22, 2010)
  13. Talking to God: Portrait of a World at Prayer edited by John Gattuso, Huston Smith, and Phyllis Tickle (August 23, 2010)
  14. Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desai (August 23, 2010)
  15. Does My Head Look Big In This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah (August 24, 2010)
  16. Islam 101: Principles and Practice by Arshad Khan (August 25, 2010)
  17. Visibly Muslim: Fashion, Politics, Faith by Emma Tarlo (August 27, 2010)
  18. The Butterfly Mosque: A Young Woman’s Journey to Love and Islam by G. Willow Wilson (August 28, 2010)
  19. The Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany (August 29, 2010)
  20. Murder in the Name of Honor: When A Life is Worth Less Than Honor by Rana Husseini (August 31, 2010)
  21. The Ayatollah Begs to Differ: The Paradox of Modern Iran by Hooman Majd (September 3, 2010)
  22. Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World by Edward Said (September 4, 2010)
  23. Living Islam Out Loud: American Muslim Women Speak edited by Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur (September 6, 2010)
  24. “Believing Women” in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur’an by Asma Barlas (September 10, 2010)
  25. In the Land of Believers: An Outsider’s Extraordinary Journey into the Heart of the Evangelical Church by Gina Welch (October 23, 2010)
  26. The Book of Trees by Leanne Lieberman (November 5, 2010)
  27. After Tehran: A Life Reclaimed by Marina Nemat (November 19, 2010)
  28. The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall (November 26, 2010)

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