Book Club Small Group
This group will read, discuss and explore books together in order to broaden the groups’ perspectives on a variety of topics through books. This is a new small group and is currently selecting books which are non-fiction and related to understanding faith and living as a Christian in a difficult world. The group will select the books together, so the selections may vary over time. The mission of this group is to explore a variety of books suggested by individuals or from other sources such as the UMW [United Methodist Women] reading list.
Target Age: Teen/Young Adult to Seniors are welcome – you just need an interest in reading and discussing books! Members and non-members welcome.
Meeting Time/Place: Times vary based on the availability of the group reading the book.
For More Information: Please call the church office (408) 253-0751 for more information on the meeting time and location.
Threading My Prayer Rug: One Woman’s Journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim
by Sabeeha Rehman
Threading My Prayer Rug is a richly textured reflection on what it is to be a Muslim in America. It is also the luminous story of many journeys: from Pakistan to the United States in an arranged marriage that becomes a love match lasting forty-five years; from secular Muslim in an Islamic society to devout Muslim in a society ignorant of Islam, and from liberal to conservative to American Muslim; from bride to mother; and from an immigrant intending to stay two years to an American citizen, business executive, grandmother, and tireless advocate for interfaith understanding.
Beginning with a sweetly funny, moving account of her arranged marriage, the author undercuts stereotypes and offers the refreshing view of an American life through Muslim eyes. Sabeeha was doing interfaith work for Imam Feisal A. Rauf, the driving force behind the Muslim community center near Ground Zero, when the backlash began. She recounts what that experience revealed about American society and in a new preface discusses Islam in America in the time of Trump.