by Andrew Bowen
On January 1st, 2011, Andrew Bowen embarked on the most challenging journey of his life. Once consumed with hatred toward religion and the faithful, he fully immersed himself in 12 faiths and philosophies for one year in order to discover the humanity within them all. His objective: dissolve his animosity by experiencing a first person perspective into each faith and its followers. With the help of 12 mentors as his guides through each faith, Andrew's goal is nothing short of total immersion and assimilation, to discover the common ground and humanity between us all. But his road was wrought with trials. Now, join Andrew as he recounts his year-long struggle toward a peace he thought impossible, and an awakening he never imagined.
"Andrew Bowen was a monthly guest on Interfaith Voices in 2011, sharing his experiences with 12 different faith traditions. One could hear in his voice the struggles and triumphs he experienced as he honestly sought to enter deeply into each religious tradition, understand it and live it.
Now, he has put these experiences into a well-written book where he shares his year-long experience with the same openness and honesty he displayed on radio."
--Maureen Fiedler, Host of NPR's Interfaith Voices
--Imran Ahmad, author of The Perfect Gentleman: A Muslim Boy Meets the West
"There are many paths to God--we all know that, right? But how many of us really, truly believe it? In this extraordinary journey, Andrew Bowen makes the case in a profound, moving, and compelling way, with deep humility and insight. Read this book and you will never think of another human being as an incomprehensible 'other' ever again."