The Bread of Angels

The Bread of Angels

A Journey to Love and Faith

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A romantic memoir of a young woman's year in Damascus. In 2004, 27-year-old Stephanie Saldaña traveled to Syria on a Fulbright fellowship to study the role of the prophet Jesus in Islam. She was also fleeing a broken heart. It was not an ideal time to be an American in the Middle East--the United States had recently invaded Iraq, refugees were flooding into Damascus, and dark rumors swirled that Syria might be next to come under American attack. Miserable and lonely, Stephanie left Damascus to visit an ancient Christian monastery carved into the desert cliffs. In that beautiful, austere setting, she confronted her wavering faith and met Frédéric, a young French novice monk. As they set out to explore the mysteries entwining Christianity and Islam, Stephanie slowly realized that she had found God again--and that she was in love with Frédéric. But would Frédéric choose God or Stephanie?--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2010], ©2010
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385522007
0385522002
Branch Call Number: 956.91 Sa
Characteristics: 309 pages ; 25 cm

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A romantic memoir of a young woman's year in Damascus. In 2004, 27-year-old Stephanie Saldaña traveled to Syria on a Fulbright fellowship to study the role of the prophet Jesus in Islam. She was also fleeing a broken heart. It was not an ideal time to be an American in the Middle East--the United... Read More »


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Barbara5060 May 06, 2013

I found this book a fascinating autobiography of a young woman struggling to find herself in the modern world. Her experiences in the conflict-ridden country of Syria in 2004-2005 gave me a very vivid picture of a world I don't know. I found her mostly inspiring in her acceptance of herself as someone who doesn't know the right answer, or even the right question, and her search for both.

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