-- Draws on a wide array of sources, from Jami, a Muslim of fifteenth-century Persia, to the poetry of Emily Dickinson and Denise Levertov.
-- An excellent, non-sectarian resource for book groups of all ages from youth to adult.
-- "Beach shows how important and critical faith can be in a confused and disoriented time." Harvey Cox, author of Fire from Heaven.
Based on the belief that "an authentic religion is a questioning religion, " Beach offers a series of questions as tools for religious introspection: What does it mean to be religious? Why do the idea and the experience of God persist in "an age of science"? What validates moral values and rescues us from being either moralistic or relativistic? Are religious communities a help or a hindrance to a spiritual life? Useful as a starting point and as a resource to revisit as our perspectives shift, this empowering book encourages individuals to "seek answers that will mark the pathway as your own."