Finally -- finally done. I literally have nothing to say about the last two chapters. One talks about faltering faith -- but I think that they need to remember that because you are faithful does not always mean you are full of faith. It ebbs and flows.
Did I like this book? No.
Would I recommend this book? Yes...if you have nothing else in the world to read. Nothing. Absolutely nothing. All of the cereal boxes are in the recycle and the nail polish instructions are blurred?? Okay, then pick it up.
Am I thankful that I read this book? Surprisingly, yes. I was at a bit of a crisis in my faith when i started this...not really where I wanted to be. I was worried that it may bring me further down...however my anger with nearly every word that Ranya printed helped to bring out what I really believed and has given me strength. For that, I am extremely thankful.
All in all -- it's a crap shot. Some good bits, yes, but most was pointless. I think that this could have been very much condensed....VERY much.
They started out looking to make a book for children about interfaith, which they never did. I, however, have one. I recommend it highly. It makes me cry every time - and it was worth every penny. It is a true interfaith book, talking about all sorts of faiths, all sorts of people and everyone getting along. It's written by the Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and I was a little worried that it would be too Christian (for lack of a better word) for my kids, but it's great. Great, Great, Great.
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