The Bread of Angels: A Memoir of Love and Faith

10 best books like The Bread of Angels: A Memoir of Love and Faith (Stephanie Saldana): The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam, American Islam: The Struggle for the Soul of a Religion, The Language of Baklava: A Memoir, A Disappearance in Damascus: A Story of Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War, The Singular Pilgrim: Travels on Sacred Ground, The Possibility of Everything, Hand Wash Cold: Care Instructions for an Ordinary Life, Hearing Birds Fly, Neither East Nor West: One Woman's Journey Through the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mezzaterra: Fragments from the Common Ground

The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam
AuthorG. Willow Wilson
The extraordinary story of an all-American girl’s conversion to Islam and her ensuing romance with a young Egyptian man, The Butterfly Mosque is a stunning articulation of a Westerner embracing the Muslim world.

When G. Willow Wilson—already an accomplished writer on modern religion...
AuthorPaul M. Barrett
Vivid, dramatic portraits of Muslims in America in the years after 9/11, as they define themselves in a religious subculture torn between moderation and extremism
There are as many as six million Muslims in the United States today. Islam (together with Christianity and Judaism) is now an American...
The Language of Baklava: A Memoir
AuthorDiana Abu-Jaber
From the acclaimed author of Crescent, called "radiant, wise, and passionate" by the Chicago Tribune, here is a vibrant, humorous memoir of growing up with a gregarious Jordanian father who loved to cook. Diana Abu-Jaber weaves the story of her life in upstate New York and in Jordan around vividly remembered...
AuthorDeborah Campbell
In the midst of an unfolding international crisis, the renowned journalist Deborah Campbell finds herself swept up in the mysterious disappearance of Ahlam, her guide and friend. Her frank, personal account of a journey through fear, and the triumph of friendship and courage, is as riveting as it...
AuthorRosemary Mahoney
The Singular Pilgrim is a riveting account of one woman's personal quest to find the root of belief among modern religious pilgrims. The intrepid Rosemary Mahoney undertakes six extraordinary journeys: visiting an Anglican shrine to Saint Mary in Walsingham, England; walking the five-hundred-mile...
AuthorHope Edelman
From the bestselling author of Motherless Daughters, here is the real-life story of one woman's search for a cure to her family's escalating troubles, and the leap of faith that took her on a journey to an exotic place and a new state of mind.

In the autumn of 2000, Hope Edelman was a woman adrift,...
AuthorKaren Maezen Miller
It’s easy to think that meaning, fulfillment, and bliss are “out there,” somewhere outside of our daily routine. But in this playful yet profound reflection on awareness, the compelling voice of a contemporary woman reveals the happiness at the bottom of the laundry basket, the love in the kitchen...
AuthorLouisa Waugh
HEARING BIRDS FLY is Louisa Waugh's passionately written account of her time in a remote Mongolian village. Frustrated by the increasingly bland character of the capital city of Ulan Bator, she yearned for the real Mongolia and got the chance when she was summoned by the village head to go to Tsengel...
AuthorChristiane Bird
Fusing travelogue, historical inquiry, and interviews with Iranians from all walks of life, Neither East Nor West is a landmark contribution to travel writing and to cultural studies, as well as a timely illumination of a nation deeply misunderstood by most Westerners. In describing life in Iran...
AuthorAhdaf Soueif
From the bestselling author of the Booker Prize finalist The Map of Love–an incisive collection of essays on Arab identity, art, and politics that seeks to locate the mezzaterra, or common ground, in an increasingly globalized world.
The twenty-five years’ worth of criticism and commentary...
Authorزكريا تامر
Breathtaking short stories. The stories generally start off realistic and then pivot into the mythic. The effect is startling.

He portrays experiences that are clearly universal along with many that are distinctive to Arab culture and many that are part of his mythic/surrealist aesthetic....
AuthorSadia Shepard
A search for shipwrecked ancestors, forgotten histories, and a sense of home

Fascinating and intimate, The Girl from Foreign is one woman's search for ancient family secrets that leads to an adventure in far-off lands. Sadia Shepard, the daughter of a white Protestant from Colorado and a...
Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East
AuthorRobin Wright
Can a book about the Middle East with a major topic of democracy really be taken seriously and called "authorative" as some reviewers have when it excludes both Saudi Arabia and Israel?

Saudi Arabia is the bankroller of a great deal of terrorism in the world, most of which emanates from the Middle...
The Woman Who Fell from the Sky
AuthorJennifer Steil
"I had no idea how to find my way around this medieval city. It was getting dark. I was tired. I didn’t speak Arabic. I was a little frightened. But hadn’t I battled scorpions in the wilds of Costa Rica and prevailed? Hadn’t I survived fainting in a San José brothel?  Hadn’t I once...
Saved by Beauty: Adventures of an American Romantic in Iran
AuthorRoger Housden
Roger Housden traveled to Iran to meet with artists, writers, film makers and religious scholars who embody the long Iranian tradition of humanism, the belief in scholarship and artistry that began with the reign of Cyrus the Great. He traveled to the mountains of Kurdistan to learn from Sufis, whose...
My Life in Doha: Between Dream and Reality
AuthorRachel Hajar
My Life in Doha: Between Dream and Reality is Dr. Rachel Hajar's memoir of her remarkable life in the heart of Arab-Islamic culture and society. Rachel never dreamed she would marry an Arab cardiologist or live in Qatar, a place she had never heard of before. When she left her homeland in the Philippines...
Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War
AuthorAnnia Ciezadlo
A luminous portrait of life in the Middle East, Day of Honey weaves history, cuisine, and firsthand reporting into a fearless, intimate exploration of everyday survival. In the fall of 2003, Annia Ciezadlo spent her honeymoon in Baghdad. Over the next six years, while living in Baghdad and Beirut,...
A Border Passage: From Cairo to America – A Woman's Journey
AuthorLeila Ahmed
This entire memoir is like an impressionist painting. Every page was breathtaking, whether it was the memory of the author as a child, lying under a starlit Alexandria sky with her grandmother on the 27th night of Ramadan, waiting for angels, or her many passages about her strained yet loving relationship...
تقاطع نيران: من يوميات الانتفاضة السورية
AuthorSamar Yazbek
لا تكتب سمر يزبك يومياتها هذه لتواجه «الخوف والذعر» فقط وإنما لتراود الأمل أيضاً، كما تعبّر.
لكنها على يقين تام أنّ ما تكتبه حقيقي وواقعي وليس من صنع المخيّلة....
Raised Right: How I Untangled My Faith from Politics
AuthorAlisa Harris
Meet the new breed of Christians shaping our culture.

Alisa Harris grew up in a family that actively fought injustice and moral decay in America. She spent much of her childhood picketing abortion clinics and being home-schooled in the ways of conservative-Republican Christianity. As a...
Runaway Radical: A Young Man's Reckless Journey to Save the World
AuthorAmy Hollingsworth
Travel the world, change lives, save souls. (Note: Results not typical.)

A young idealist heeds the call to radical obedience, gives away all of his belongings and shaking off the fetters of a complacent life, travels halfway around the world. There he discovers, among the poor and the fatherless...
My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq
AuthorAriel Sabar
In a remote corner of the world, forgotten for nearly three thousand years, lived an enclave of Kurdish Jews so isolated that they still spoke Aramaic, the language of Jesus. Mostly illiterate, they were self-made mystics and gifted storytellers and humble peddlers who dwelt in harmony with their...
The Virgin of Bennington
AuthorKathleen Norris
Shy and sheltered as a young woman, Kathleen Norris wasn't prepared for the sex, drugs, and bohemianism of Bennington College in the late 1960s—and when she moved to New York City after graduation, it was a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire. In this chronicle, Norris remembers the education...
Night Driving: A Story of Faith in the Dark
AuthorAddie Zierman
How do you know God is real?

In the emotionally-charged, fire-filled faith in which Addie Zierman grew up, the answer to this question was simple: Because you’ve FELT him.

Now, at age 30, she feels nothing. Just the darkness pressing in. Just the winter cold. Just a buzzing silence...
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