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Acts of Faith The Story of an American Muslim the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation reader ☆ Hardcover À helpyouantib ò ➯ Acts of Faith The Story of an American Muslim the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation Read ➸ Author Eboo Power and passion of young people and of the world changing potential of an interfaith youth movementFrom the Trade Paperback editi This book is basically the author's sales pitch for his interfaith group in the narrative form of his extremely multicultural politically radical life The structure vaguely resembles a redemption story except that there doesn't seem to be a clear moment of redemption Perhaps the audience he's addressing is his redemption just as he promises to redeem their vision of America through his interfaith education program There is a strong smell of the 1990s the book faintly resembles A Child Called It and Dreams From My Father by his fellow Gen Xers as well as Lifetime moviesIt's interesting to me how Patel's life resembles my own in some aspects drifting in and out of various faith communities researching religion academically and feeling both sympathy and skepticism towards the critiues of the left and yet his experiences are much real because he did everything before the age of the Internet Patel accumulated a kind of wisdom through all his undergraduate debates and inner city experiences Yet the book that came out of that wisdom is still a sort of capitalist genre fiction He does not want to transform or destroy America but to set it right He does not exactly claim he has any proof that he can accomplish this; he simply relates to us his attempts to do so and where they came from with the earnesty of a confessional

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Lism from one of the most prominent faith leaders in the United States Eboo Patel's story is a hopeful and moving testament to the Patel is getting a lot of attention for his work but frankly it is not because of his writing This book comes highly recommended not only from people I respect but with big name uotes and a major award The message is stronger than the messenger which is probably why Patel is doing good work and he'll let you know that although he tries to be humble and fails miserablyThe book itself is disjointed Part of it is about his own life which can be summarized as upper middle class kid has the normal tough middle school life gets into academics and finally becomes a Rhoades scholar He tries to sell himself as a bad boy at one point but only looks upper class as a result Plus he cries actually sobs once too often to have ever been too badHe puts in story lines but does not finish them includes random scenarios which do not really tie in eg Cat Stevens and covers most things as superficial level I actually became angry reading his passive offend no one lines beginning with I believe the first thing I tell my students to drop in their writingBut better people than me have found a great deal in this book so don't take my word for it

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Acts of Faith The Story of an American Muslim the Struggle for the Soul of a GenerationWith a new afterword Acts of Faith is a remarkable account of growing up Muslim in America and coming to believe in religious plura A wonderful book written by an incredible mind and spirit Part autobiographical part visionary Acts of Faith recounts Patel's coming of age as an Indian American Muslim alongside the development of a vision for a viable pluralist America In his words “This is a story of returning to faith of finding coherence of committing to pluralism and of the influences I owe my life to” xix This is a truly hope inspiring read I couldn't put this book down as I was filled with a range of emotions There are cringing moments of suburban teenage embarassment sobering moments of family relationships and transcendental moments of spiritual clarity The author has a way of capturing America's complex psyche with incredible ease and precision The book makes you want to believe in the possibilities for our society and true multicultural democracy Inspired to start the Interfaith Youth Core Patel makes the convincing argument that youth are the key to preventing a future of further fundamentalism and instead promoting pluralism Youth those who are the most vulnerable to influences are the ones that religious extremists recruit Patel shows us that it is our duty to offer youth alternative programs that offer religion as a positive bridge building force And Patel's life is a testament to the magnificent possibilities that youth can be for positive change when their religious experience is cultivated by the values of love and dialogue and allowed to blossom in an all inclusive society