Take a Trip ‘Round the World … to True Friendship

http://www.readthespirit.com/home/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2013/03/wpid-dc_thumb_Indian_railway_from_Mumbai.jpgFriendshipAndFaith: Our weekly series of stories about cross-cultural friendship takes us to India! You’ll love this story by Shahina Begg, describing how—as a young woman—she dared to circle the world to make new friends within her own family.

Why do so many more people believe in Heaven?

Through “Jesus Wars” to Rediscovering Christianity

http://www.readthespirit.com/home/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2013/03/wpid-dc_thumb_Jesus_Wars_Philip_Jenkins.jpgGREAT FOR SMALL GROUPS: We’ve got news about two books guaranteed to spark spirited discussion. Part 1: Excerpt of Philip Gulley’s “If the Church Were Christian.” Part 2: Excerpt of Philip Jenkins’ “Jesus Wars.” Part 3: Gulley interview. Part 4: Jenkins interview.

Hauerwas 3: For the faithful there is no “Florida”

http://www.readthespirit.com/home/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2013/03/wpid-dc_thumb_Florida_postcard.jpgFAITH AND AGING: What is “America’s Best Theologian” trying to say!?! Does he hate the Sunshine State? In Part 3 of our interviews with Stanley Hauerwas, he talks about the importance of keeping our wises friends within our communities.

Join in this Prayer for Our Despoiled Ocean …

And now, some “good news” out of troubled Michigan

http://www.readthespirit.com/home/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2013/03/wpid-Friendship_And_Faith.jpgA HOPEFUL CHORUS of “good news” echoes across religious and ethnic communities in southeast Michigan with the launch of a new online magazine and book, “Friendship and Faith.” Read the news about the book launch.

Interview with Dr. John Esposito on “Future of Islam”

http://www.readthespirit.com/home/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2013/03/wpid-John_Esposito_Georgetown_The_Future_of_Islam.jpgNEW in Sharing Islam Magazine: Understanding movements among the world’s 1 billion Musllims is key to resolving violent conflict in several continents. ReadTheSpirit’s in-depth interview with Dr. John Esposito explores provocative conclusions in his new book, “The Future of Islam.”