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.
Samir Selmanovic, Ph.D., is a founder and Christian co-leader of Faith House Manhattan, an interfaith "community of communities" that brings together forward-looking Christians, Muslims, Jews, atheists, and others who seek to thrive interdependently. Samir is also the director of a Christian community in New York City called Citylights and serves on the Interfaith Relations commission of the National Council of Churches and speaks nationally and internationally (www.samirselmanovic.com).
Selmanovic's (founder & Christian coleader, Faith House Manhattan) book is in part the story of his remarkable spiritual and personal journey from Croatian Islam to Christianity to, finally, something richer beyond the conventions of Christian faith. To Selmanovic, modern religions and denominations have become self-serving God-management systems, containers and dispensers of God, and his aim is to embrace the diversities and even the mutually exclusive mysteries of the three Abrahamic faiths and atheism to gain a new perspective that is not about ourselves but about God. VERDICT A touching and personal point of entry into cross-denominational thinking. Recommended. ( Library Journal , October 8, 2009)