So, my latest audiobook release is called "Looking for God in the Kingdom of Religious confusion." by A.W. Schade. It has elements of a Pilgrim's Progress type of tale, in that it is the narrative of a man in a real search for truth, but in a mythical setting. He travels through the Kingdom of Religious confusion, which features The Road of Christianity, The Road of Islam, and The Road of Judaism. Therein are many smaller paths: Lutheran Way, the Path of the Sufis, the Avenue of the Majority, etc.
Without providing too much of a spoiler, the book will be more satisfying to my Unitarian minded friends and followers than to those fully committed to one of these faiths. For that matter, the book will be equally unsatisfying to my atheist friends and followers if-- IIIFFF I say-- you define satisfaction as having the book agree with your own conclusions in matters of religion and faith.
Therein lies the rub, and the thrust of the book. Faith and the nature of God cannot be proven academically in the abstract. They can only be experienced. Furthermore, only experienced filtered through (and reconciled to) the individual path of each person containing their joys and tragedies, appetites, satisfactions, and disillusions.
In that way, Schade has written a very smart book, emphasizing the path of his traveler Jacob, rather than writing yet another comparative anthology of world religions. In fact, Jacob's greatest struggles occur when he tries to compartmentalize: A believes B because of C, whereas X believes Y because of Z, now which formula is correct?
I shan't give away Jacob's conclusion at the end. If you want to hear about the path of a traveler searching for truth crossing the paths of other travelers who have found it for themselves, then give it a listen. Follow the magic hyperlink to audible.com. If you just want to humor your old pal Sisco, listen to the teaser below.