When the book Acts of Faith was first mentioned as the recommended reading for the semester, I was admittedly a bit skeptical. I am not a religious person, though I have nothing against those who are, but I did not want to have a book about religion pushed on my fellow students and me. It seemed like it could be crossing a line, and did not appear interesting in the first place.
However, I was pleasantly surprised as I began reading Eboo Patel's book. He has a really great mission going, and I am interested in his inter-religion youth groups. It is a great concept, to have young people from diverse backgrounds, in the most conflicting of cultural aspects, coming together to share common morals and do wonderful things in the world--and it is so impressive and fantastic to see that it is not just a concept, but is actually, and effectively, being played out.
I am looking forward to Mr. Patel visiting NIU, and time permitting will definitely come out to see what he has to share.