Our Faiths: A Peace Offering

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In an informal and nonjudgmental style, the author answers questions about different religions practiced in America, ranging from the esoteric Urantia Brotherhood and Native American Peyote Religion to the better-known Christian denominations, Judaism and Islam. Readers of different faiths have said: "It is refreshing to see someone stand in solidarity with people of all faiths." Imam Imad Enchassi, Muslim. "This book is a treasure and an excellent resource for all who are interested in contemporary religion." Rabbi David Packman, Jewish. "Tevington does a fantastic job of presenting important aspects of all faiths in a fair and informative manner." Father Rick Stansberry, Roman Catholic. "I whole-heartedly support Andrew's conviction that all faiths can live together." Yashodhara Mohanty Means, Hindu. "He invites people to open their minds and encourages them to extend hospitality to all God's children." Rev. Margaret Ball, United Methodist.

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Andrew Tevington came to ministry late, following careers in journalism, politics and law. As a lawyer, he was an assistant district attorney, state assistant attorney general and general counsel to a governor. His focus was civil rights law, including freedom of religion. Before law school, he was chief legislative aide in Washington, D.C., for a U.S. representative, press secretary for a U.S. senator and state media consultant for a presidential campaign. As a journalist be covered sports, police and city hall before becoming state capitol bureau chief for a metroplitan newspaper. Throughout this time, Tevington searched for a religious understanding of life. His quest took him through many of the world's religions and gave him the unique insight necessary to write "Our Faiths: A Peace Offering." Today he serves as local pastor for a United Methodist congregation and as director of energy utility regulation in Oklahoma. He is a graduate of Phillips Theological Seminary, the University of Oklahoma College of Law and Oklahoma State University's School of Journalism and Broadcasting. He and his artist wife, Mary Everest Tevington, live in Oklahoma City with two cats.

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