Concordia College in Moorhead, MN has picked Eboo Patel’s Acts of Faith as a common reading title again for a second year. Whereas the book had been selected as a “summer read” a previous year at Concordia, the college is excited to launch its first ever campus-wide “Big Read” program, beginning with Acts of Faith! This text will be read among all incoming freshmen for the 2012-13 school year.
Acts of Faith is Eboo Patel’s remarkable account of a coming of age and learning to understand what led him toward religious pluralism rather than hatred. His story is a hopeful and moving testament to the power and passion of young people, and to the notion that we find the fulfillment of our identities in the work we do in the world.