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Undivided

Undivided

A Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path To Peace

by Patricia Raybon and Alana Raybon

"The elephant is in the room, and it's big. So it's not moving. Not one turn. Not one inch. Still, my daughter and I talk around it, pretending our ten-ton problem isn't there." ~from the book

About the Book and Authors

About the Book and Authors

Undivided is a tremendously important book for our time. Will Patricia be able to fully trust in the Christ who "holds all things together?" Will Alana find new hope or new understanding as the conversation gets deeper between them?

Read an Excerpt From Undivided:

Read an Excerpt From Undivided: "Can We Talk?"

"A Christian and a Muslim? In the same family? How, O blessed God, did such a thing happen?"

Patricia Raybon | Leading God's People to Love

Patricia Raybon | Leading God's People to Love

Learn more about this award-winning author of bridge-building books and essays on mountain-moving faith -- healing hearts across faith, family and racial divides by Christ.

Choosing a Path of Peace: A Q&A with Patricia and Alana

Choosing a Path of Peace: A Q&A with Patricia and Alana

"A family divide can be healed. But you have to choose to heal. To walk the road of peace. In family, peace work is divine, but family members have to seek it. To be intentional."

Torn by Faith, Healed by Love

Torn by Faith, Healed by Love

Follow the Raybons on their interfaith healing journey.

Book Roundtable: Continue the Conversation with our Bloggers

Finding Reconciliation

Finding Reconciliation

Adam Ericksen

Undivided is an important book because it reveals how this mother and daughter moved from an interfaith battle of right and wrong to walking hand in hand down the interfaith road to peace. 

A Rare Gem of a Book

A Rare Gem of a Book

Dilshad Ali

To read the back and forth, ebb and flow between mother and daughter is a glimpse into the intimate relationships parents have with their children, who grow up and make their own choices, which can go against everything that parent wanted for their child. It’s well worth the read.

A Story About Love, Not Agreement

A Story About Love, Not Agreement

Holly Baer

Patricia and Alana's story isn’t a story of joy and reconciliation; they tell the story of two worlds joining together for uneasy peace with hope for continued dialogue and growth.

Mothers and Daughters, and Faith

Mothers and Daughters, and Faith

Sarahbeth Caplin

For me, reading this book was like reliving the struggle for understanding between my own mother and I as a fly on the wall. Like Alana, I was the dissident daughter who chose a different spiritual path from the rest of my family, but in reverse: I became a Christian in college after growing up Jewish.

Two Faiths, One Family