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In Khaled Hosseini's best-selling novel The Kite Runner (Riverhead Books, 2003), Hosseini shows us an Afghanistan rich in tradition and culture and an Afghanistan torn apart by war and political strife. We see Muslims who are not so different from Christians or Jews. In Search of the Kite Runner looks at the basic themes that make The Kite Runner such a fascinating and thought-provoking story and that make it personal for anyone who has ever wished for a chance to do something over. Written from a Christian perspective, In Search of the Kite Runner begins with the rudiments of Islamic faith and the Islam of Afghanistan. The author likens the struggles of The Kite Runner's characters and those of other literary figures to the struggles and stories of biblical patriarchs. She brings to light the complexities of interpersonal and intrafamily relationships and examines the impact that power, guilt, and the quest for forgiveness and redemption can have on our lives. Exploring both the individual and the collective basis for doing good, Hayes probes our perceptions about what it means to be religious and what it means to be human. From the Popular Insights series.

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Until the events of September 11, 2001, few Americans knew little, if anything, about the cultural, political, and socio- economic state of Afghanistan or the lives of its people. Islam was a strange religion far removed from western civilizations. The Taliban was some fundamentalist group occasionally mentioned on the evening news. After September 11 the world became a little smaller. Americans became acutely aware of how events in the Persian Gulf could directly affect their personal lives. Suddenly Islam became associated with jihad--an Islamic holy war against Westerners and Christians--and Muslims who had been neighbors were being watched with a suspicious eye.

We see a different side of Afghanistan and its people in Khaled Hosseini's best-selling novel The Kite Runner (Riverhead Books, 2003). Hosseini shows us an Afghanistan rich in tradition and culture and an Afghanistan torn apart by war and political strife. We also see Muslims who are not so different from Christians or Jews.

In Search of the Kite Runner looks at the basic themes that make The Kite Runner such a fascinating and thought-provoking story and that make it personal for anyone who has ever wished for a chance to do something over. It begins with a look at the rudiments of Islamic faith and the Islam of Afghanistan and how it has given identity throughout history to the Afghan people. The author likens the struggles of The Kite Runner's characters and those of other literary figures to the struggles and stories of biblical patriarchs. She brings to light the complexities of interpersonal and intrafamily relationships and examines the impact that power, guilt, and the quest for forgiveness and redemption can have on our lives. Exploring both the individual and the collective basis for doing good, Hayes probes our perceptions about what it means to be religious and what it means to be human.

Written for Christians, In Search of the Kite Runner provides a basic introduction to Islam, Pashtuns and Hazaras, Sunni and Shia Muslims, as well as the human factors that motivate our actions and define who we are.

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Judi Hayes is a veteran editor and writer with years of experience at LifeWay Christian Resources. As a freelance editor, she has worked with many Christian and secular organizations to produce curriculum, popular magazines, and books. Hayes is a member of Mensa and served for ten years on the executive counsel of The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee.

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