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    DescriptionA fresh exploration of a redeeming, dynamic, and radically different way to hold one's religion Samir Selmanovic-who grew up a in a culturally Muslim family in Croatia, converted to Christianity as a soldier in the then-Yugoslavian army, and went on to become a Christian pastor in Manhattan and in Southern California-looks at how our ongoing and sometimes violent power struggles over who owns God and what God wants for the world and its peoples are not serving God, humanity, or our planet. * Shows how our religions have become self-serving, God-management systems, however Selmanovic contends-change is possible * Offers a path for people of all faiths and traditions for living together on our fragile earth * Karen Armstrong said that the book is "asking the right questions at the right time" This is a personal story and a moving exploration of a new way of treasuring one's own religion while discovering God, goodness, and grace in others and in their traditions.


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    Title
    It's Really All About God
    Subtitle
    How Islam, Atheism, and Judaism Made Me a Better Christian
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Samir Selmanovic
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 221 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 703 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780470923412
    ISBN 10: 0470923415
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
    BIC E4L: REL
    Abridged Dewey: 291
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HRAF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25420
    LC classification: BL
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    BISAC V2.8: REL017000
    B&T Approval Code: A13220000
    BIC subject category V2: HRCX6
    BISAC V2.8: REL102000
    B&T Approval Code: A13603000
    DC22: 261.2
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRVS2, QRAF
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    John Wiley & Sons Ltd
    Publication date
    05 April 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Chichester
    Author Information
    Samir Selmanovic is a founder and Christian co-leader of Faith House Manhattan and serves on the Interfaith Relations Committee of the National Council of Churches. (samirselmanovic.com)
    Back cover copy
    A personal and moving exploration of how people of any faith can treasure what is theirs, while discovering God, goodness, and grace in others and their traditions."Why are thousands not saying what this man is saying? Such obvious truth must be made even more obvious . . . for all of us and for the future of humanity." --Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Center for Action and Contemplation"We need a million more Samirs--people of conviction and humility who know that the vast mystery called God calls us not to the arrogance of 'ownership' but to the beloved community." --Parker J. Palmer, author, "Let Your Life Speak" and "The Courage to Teach""Samir Selmanovic offers a deeply personal reflection on faith, doubt, and ultimately, spiritual peace." --Daisy Khan, executive director, American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA)"[T]his love song to the God of all Existence is . . . a work of hope and optimism." --Rabbi Marcia Prager, author, "The Path of Blessing: Experiencing the Energy and Abundance of the Divine""If atheists, agnostics, and non-religious people like myself want to gain understanding and improve the world . . . we need to read . . . the freshest and wisest voices of modern progressive religion. Samir Selmanovic's is just such a fresh voice." --Greg Epstein, Harvard University, and author, "Good Without God: What a Billion Non-Religious People Do Believe""Samir Selmanovic is asking the right questions at the right time, and refusing the consolations of certainty at a time when strident orthodoxies--atheist as well as religious--are perilously dividing us." --Karen Armstrong, author of "The Battle for God" and "A History of God"
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgments. Introduction. Prologue. LifeWins. Chapter 1 Living with a Splinter. Chapter 2 The Secret of the Ordinary. Chapter 3 God Management Systems. Chapter 4 Why Is God Not More Obvious? Chapter 5 Where Does Your Heart Go? Chapter 6 Your God Is Too Big. Chapter 7 The Blessing of Atheism. Chapter 8 One World at a Time. Chapter 9 When My God Becomes Our God. Epilogue My Story and Maybe Yours. Reader'sGuide. Notes. TheAuthor. Index.