How to Be a Perfect Stranger (6th Edition): The Essential Religious Etiquette Handbook (Edition, New, Updated and Expanded)
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About the Author
Arthur J. Magida is the author of Prophet of Rage: A Life of Louis Farrakhan and His Nation. A former contributing correspondent to PBS's Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, he has also been senior editor of the Baltimore Jewish Times. He is currently writer-in-residence at the University of Baltimore.
"The things Miss Manners forgot to tell us about religion."
--Los Angeles Times
"Finally, for those inclined to undertake their own spiritual journeys ... tells visitors what to expect."
--New York Times
"Deftly edited ... outstanding.... [A] well-researched guide to a significant understanding of many of today's religions.... Very strongly recommended."
--Midwest Book Review
"Enables the stranger to hold fast to the integrity of their own tradition while stepping onto someone else's holy ground.... Concise, informative and eminently practical."
--Rev. Christopher Leighton, executive director, Institute for Christian-Jewish Studies
"The central idea here is excellent.... A perfect gift."
"Invaluable.... Concise, readable and user-friendly.... Responds to a vital need.... Builds bridges between faith communities."
"Should be on the bookshelves of anyone who has family members, friends or colleagues belonging to different religions.... Remarkably comprehensive."
"[An] incredible resource."
--Messenger: A Guide for Life's Adventure
"[This] book couldn't have come at a better time.... A welcome Stranger."
"Highly recommended....We encourage all people of faith to read it, refer to it often and use it as their guide when visiting other communities of faith."
--Rev. Ken Brookner Langston, director of education, The Interfaith Alliance
"Enables strangers to be better neighbors in a global community."
--Prof. John L. Esposito, director, Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University
"You'll never again feel uncomfortable attending services of a religion not your own, after reading this wonderful book."
--Rabbi Jack Bemporad, director, Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut