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A Heart Broken Open

Ray Gaston

Radical faith in an age of fear

SKU/ISBN: 9781905010615

A Heart Broken Open is the moving and insightful reflection by a Christian minister on his grassroots engagement with Islam –– from inner-city parish ministry in Leeds to the streets of Karbala at a time of rising Islamophobia and the ‘'War on Terror'’.

The book also includes responses from some of the author’’s partners in dialogue.

Ray Gaston was in parish ministry in inner-city Leeds for 12 years. He is now Interfaith Studies Tutor and Enabler with the Queen’’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education and the Birmingham District of the Methodist Church. He lives with his family in Sparkhill, Birmingham.

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Subline Radical faith in an age of fear
Authors Gaston, Ray
Author(s) Ray Gaston
ISBN 9781905010615
Date Added 11 Feb 2010


Director, Soul of EuropeReview by Donald Reeves
"A tour de force of radical spirituality." (Posted on 04/12/2012)
Author of Distinctly Welcoming – Christian Presence in a Multi Faith SocietyReview by Richard Sudworth
"Ray's journey alongside Muslims is an exhilarating read. It is a journey of vulnerability that risks the discovery of God beyond the confines of the church, is shaped by Christian worship and scriptural reflection, and is politically engaged. In short, it is a testimony of discipleship for our times." (Posted on 04/12/2012)
Emeritus Professor in Religious Studies, Edinburgh UniversityReview by Frank Whaling
"This book is deeply personal and moving … I recommend it as of real value at grassroots level where the real action lies. It counters Islamophobia on behalf of radical Christianity." (Posted on 04/12/2012)
Executive Director Christian-Muslim ForumReview by Julian Bond
"As Christians we need to be in the marginal, unexpected and controversial places so that our witness can be heard clearly and the heart put into our interfaith efforts. This is a book of love for God and our Muslim sisters and brothers; witness is the light shining from Ray's heart which has been opened so powerfully." (Posted on 04/12/2012)
Community Activist:Review by Firdaws Khan
"This book is a beautifully written spiritual adventure that will resonate with all those who are seekers of a spiritual path, and at the same time it is scholarly, courageous, honest and deeply earnest in asking the questions most will not ask and in sharing the journey of a heart seeking peace." (Posted on 04/12/2012)

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