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"I have been involved in interfaith work for more than 30 years. And I have seen and heard lots of interfaith stories from around the world. But I have never encountered an interfaith testimonial with the depth and breadth of this one. Ruth Broyde-Sharone's Minefields and Miracles should be required reading for anyone who is serious about interfaith dialogue."
interfaith activist at Scarboro Missions in Toronto, Canada,
created the internationally known multifaith Golden Rule Poster
Ruth Broyde-Sharone’s new book, “Minefields and Miracles: Why God and Allah Need to Talk" is a global interfaith adventure from start to finish. It is also an entertaining, gritty and insightful memoir.
Its release points to the need for a new “interfaith” category on bookstore shelves, for this book represents a movement that will only gain momentum in this century. It appeals to people who want to explore beyond the boundaries of their native belief systems and develop a sincere appreciation for other points of view without necessarily abandoning their own. It is Ruth’s premise that without this openness and generosity of spirit, humanity’s future looks bleak, indeed.
Sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant, always bold and courageous, Ruth’s adventure, undertaken with energy and enthusiasm over most of her lifetime reminds me of Amelia Earhart’s definition of courage as “the price that life exacts for granting peace.”
Her book gives many examples of how, by grace and a touch of chutzpah, Ruth, following her unique calling as an interfaith ambassador, was able to turn water into wine, dirt into diamonds and minefields into miracles. One is left with no doubt that she has mastered the art as well as the science of Alchemy as applied to peacemaking. It makes a significant contribution to the healing of the world which, in her spiritual tradition is called tikun olam.
Rev. Doris W. Davis,