Families and Faith Vern L. Bengtson, Norella M. Putney, Susan Harris, Religion Oxford University Press 2013-12 267
“Parents often throw up their hands and let popular culture take over, but they have more religious influence than they think.”
In Families and Faith, Vern Bengtson examines how religion is—or is not—passed down from one generation to the next. Armed with unprecedented data collected over more than four decades from more than 2400 individuals, Bengtson offers remarkable insight into American religion over the course of several decades.
Tales of Our Lives – Fork in the Road Matilda Butler
The brave and honest stories in Tales of our Lives describe a rich range of experiences, joy and sorrow, love, death, birth, and personal transformation. An anthology of 81 inspiring true stories, informs woman’s desire to record, examine, understand, and report life journeys
Leap of Faith Queen Noor Hyperion Books 2003-10 544
A #1 New York Times Bestseller This is the story of a young American woman who became wife and partner to an Arab monarch. It provides a compelling portrait of the late King Hussein and his lifelong effort to bring peace to his war torn region, and an insider's view of the growing gulf between the United States and the Arab nations. It is also the refreshingly candid story of a mother coming to terms with the demands the king's role as a world statesman placed on her family's private life. But most of all it is a love story -- the intimate account of a woman who lost her heart to a king, and to his people.
Infidel Ayaan Hirsi Ali Muslims January 1, 2008 384
Infidel shows the coming of age of this distinguished political superstar and champion of free speech as well as the development of her beliefs, iron will, and extraordinary determination to fight injustice.
Raised Muslim but outraged by her religion's hostility toward women, Hirsi Ali has become one of today's most talked-about, admired, and controversial political figures because of her goal to free women from an oppressive Muslim religion and culture.