Conversations with the Faithful

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Kerry Perry is a lot like me, first of all we have the same first name, just spelled differently, and second she had a hard time with the idea of faith-and what it means to have a relationship with God. She and I both have felt confused and uninformed when it came to religion, and in order to decide for herself what was best suited for her needs, Kerry had a great idea to talk to people of different faiths, to gain some insight into their beliefs and customs. I’ve never done this, but it seems like a wonderful idea. Conversations with the Faithful is an enlightening way to discover the differences in  religions.

Each chapter in this book showcases a different conversation hat Kerry had with a member of a certain religion, from Jehovah’s Witnesses to Muslims, and everything in between. She took to these conversations with an open mind, and an open heart, and was never disrespectful to the person that she was interviewing. You can tell in her writing that she deeply cared to learn about the specifics of each faith, and figuring out where she stood in the world of religion was important to her.

I have to say, that even though this book was beautifully written, I still had a hard time reading it, to no fault of the author, she did an incredible job. For some reason, I just get an overwhelming panic attack when I start to read about religion and faith in general, and I think that’s why I’ve found it so hard to cement my beliefs. I guess it’s just the idea of the unknown that bothers me, but all in all, this was an incredible book, it was informative, I learned a lot about different religions, especially Jehovah’s Witnesses, that was one religion I had never really looked into before, and the result was a lovely story about a woman finding her faith starting from the bottom. Thank you to the author for sending me this book, I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

 

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