Jenny Lynn Jones J. Lynn Jones
- Title: All Roads Lead to Jerusalem: A Muslim American Woman Looking for Hope and Answers in the West Bank
- Author: Jenny Lynn Jones J. Lynn Jones
- ISBN: 9780991069958
- Page: 239
- Format: Paperback
When Jenny Jones and her three children move from their Washington home to that of Jenny s in laws in the West Bank, the village of Safa seems like a haven Sheltered from much of the area s troubles, Jenny considers the village to be the ideal place for her children to explore a part of their identity they deserved to know about In spite of its pastoral charm, SafaWhen Jenny Jones and her three children move from their Washington home to that of Jenny s in laws in the West Bank, the village of Safa seems like a haven Sheltered from much of the area s troubles, Jenny considers the village to be the ideal place for her children to explore a part of their identity they deserved to know about In spite of its pastoral charm, Safa is far complex than Jenny had imagined On top of dealing with inter tribal battles, military round ups, and nighttime raids, Jenny has to deal with her in laws and day to day difficulties caused by her less than eloquent Arabic and frequent cultural misunderstandings But the Holy Land is famous for its miracles after all and after coming across a National Geographic article one day bemoaning the jealously guarded off limits archaeological chambers on Jerusalem s famous Temple Mount, Jenny decides to make a sudden, life changing decision to find a way in herself despite virtually impossible odds along the way discovering a kind of self acceptance and belonging that she never imagined possible All Roads Lead to Jerusalem depicts a woman s struggle to find a sense of inner peace after realizing that neither the restrictive Islamic culture she has chosen, nor the increasingly hostile North American society she was born into, seem to offer the acceptance she yearns for.
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The author describes her journey as a young American woman from Oregon to a convert to Islam, as well as from a housewife and mother of three to an American expat who forges a life for herself and her children in her Palestinian husband's village of Safa in the Occupied West Bank. With humor and insight, the author explores cultural differences, personal identity, as well as religious sites--all under the swirling political conflict of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The memoir is full of anec [...]
I loved this book. Very Easy to read and get into. Very courageous story. I felt she keep the story focused on her struggles and didn't get to involved in the regions problems. We all have struggles in our lives and if we all faced them head on like this author the world would be a better place.
A good story from a unique perspective. Enjoyed it but sometimes felt the writer's voice a bit too self-conscious, but the experience being told was interesting enough to outweigh that aspect. Maybe just defining her reasons for taking on this journey as being a large part self-discovery and personal growth mutes the story a bit from my perspective as a reader. I also felt some of the lead-ins for her anecdotes were very large and then anecdote or story didn't measure up or even entirely match. [...]
I couldn't put this book down so don't let my 3 stars deter you from reading it. Jenny Jones is a young woman, who at the age of 15, decides to embrace Islam because she falls in love w the religion without understanding the culture. At the age 18, she meets a man who is Palestinian and they get married and she has children. She is between two worlds, a white woman in a hijab who doesn't gain acceptance from the white community nor the Palestinian community, thus she goes seeking for some sort o [...]
I really enjoyed this book. I was hesitant at first. I'm not particularly religious so I thought I would not be able to relate to the author's journey but I totally connected with her sense of humor and audaciousness. I also really appreciate the author's recognition of the privilege she had as an American in the Occupied Territories. - A great read! I would highly recommend this book!
Since I'm the first to rate, and this is so timely today, I highly recommend this to understand the confluence of religion in the Middle East. Lots of incidents, the conflict of cultures, as told with clarity from an outsider's view point. Very provocative.
Interesting, but not compelling. It does give some good insight into the culture and the living conditions of Israel & Palestine, but I didn't really like her personal story. I enjoyed the details of life, but I didn't really care much about her or her individual struggles.
Unfortunately, never got my free copy :(
Fascinating personal look at the situation in the West Bank, conflicting cultures, and the intersection of culture and religion.
As a Palestinian, I enjoyed this book about an American woman who lives in the West Bank, trying to get along with her in-laws and trying to make a life of her own there. I especially liked the scenes of Jerusalem. A good book for anyone interested in this part of the world.
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