There were some great selections but some felt like they were stretched too tight to a particular theme and did not seem as relevant It was cool to read so many stories from different faith traditions, though. Most of the readings are great reflection of how much the traditions from across the world have in common Good read for those who want to reflect and learn about various traditions and scholars from these traditions. The call of faith and the call of service are often heard together Faith is often related to the endeavor to improve the world, materially or otherwise This unique collection of prose, verse, and sacred texts from different religious perspectives explores faith, service and social justice through the lens of literature Drawing from diverse literary genres, religious and philosophical perspectives, and historical periods, these short and provocative readings are organized thematically to provoke reflection on these three questions Why do I serve Whom do I serve How do I serve Contributions come from across the world s faith traditionsChristianity, Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Taoism, and Contributorsyoung and old, contemporary and ancient, male and femaleinclude such spiritual and literary luminaries as Dr Martin Luther King, Jr Rabindranath Tagore, Flannery O Connor, Rabbi Harold M Schulweis, Dorothy Day, Chuang Tzu, Rumi, Thich Nhat Hanh, Mary Oliver, George Orwell, and Includes discussion questions, guides to readings by genre and tradition, and resources on how to form interfaith groups and engage them in service