Dr. David Carlson will be in the shop at 7:00 pm to read from and sign copies of his newest book, Countering Religious Extremism: The Healing Power of Spiritual Friendships (New City Press).
Below are excerpted descriptions from the book and the publisher's page:
"The book profiles how diverse peoples of faith are coming together building relationships and a new way of life..."
"The model for creating spiritual friendships that will change the world comes from a group of Christian and Muslim men known as the "Shapiro group." The 8-12 men meet at a deli for lunch a couple of times per month. What holds the group together is the esteem and love they have for one another. The question is this: if these ordinary men meeting at Shapiro's for over eighteen years can encourage each one another in their adventure with God, why can similar groups not form across the country and the world?..."
"Countering Religious Extremism invites readers on a journey. Those interviewed for this book have already built bridges of understanding and have crossed them into a far better future, one superior to the vision of extremism or Western materialism."