When One Religion Isn't Enough: The Lives of Spiritually Fluid People

When One Religion Isn't Enough: The Lives of Spiritually Fluid People

An exploration of the gifts and challenges of being part of two or more religious traditions at the same time. The world sees religious and spiritual identity as pure, static, and singular, but some people regularly cross religious boundaries. These "spiritually fluid" people celebrate complex religious bonds, and in the process they blur social categories, evoke prejudice, An exploration of the gifts and challenges of being part of two or more religious traditions at the same time. The...

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Title:When One Religion Isn't Enough: The Lives of Spiritually Fluid People
Author:Duane R. Bidwell
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Genres:Religion
ISBN:When One Religion Isn't Enough: Hinjews, Buddhist-Christians, and Other Spiritually Fluid People
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:200 pages pages

When One Religion Isn't Enough: The Lives of Spiritually Fluid People Reviews

  • ChaosInGa
    Aug 09, 2019

    A mix of theorising and personal experience makes this reflective book both a good read and a useful resource. I wouldn't have minded something more academic (in the sense of digging deeper in the theory and giving more detail about the case studies and research mentioned), but this st...

    At last, a favorable book about my kind of people. Under Religion on my hospital patient profile is listed ?Unknown,? since I would not be forced into a one-box category. Bidwell interviews people who are multifaith in practice because of migration, mixed marriages, colonialism/mis...

    I'm a disciple of Christ (LDS) and Buddhism clarifies a lot for me, much like studying Spanish helps me better understand English grammar. Anyway, this thoughtful book appeared at just the right time. If you are a multi-religious person, either by birth or by choice (as in my case), yo...

    As an intentionally multireligious person, I was eager to read this book. I enjoyed the author's non-scholarly approach to a topic that is often handled by academics. Personal interviews by an insider rather than grounded theory generated by curious outsiders. As is my wont with books ...

    I requested a pre-publication review copy of this book some time ago but was denied, and as I had some time available while recuperating from surgery, read it now. As I am still trying to understand why people have one religion, I thought perhaps Mr. Bidwell might have some insight on ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway. I might classify myself as a religious skeptic, curious about religions other than the one I have been a part of throughout my life. I have often thought that religion is an accident of birth. I, sometimes, do what is expected, but, un...

    I picked this up at my library because I'm interested in this topic. When I did my Masters dissertation I looked at the religious identities of people who grew up in interfaith homes. I found that a lot of the individuals follow two (or more) religions not because they find comfort in ...

    This is not a bad book. I think a lot of the ideas explored here are well worth the read, but I did not consistently enjoy it. Some chapters were overly wordy and repetitious, while others were engaging and inspired. My greatest criticism of the book is this: it jumps back and forth...

    I actually never finished the book. I appreciated what the author was trying to do but since I am not the author?s intended audience, I found the book to be too repetitive and not terribly nuanced. The book was written for people who want to understand how someone can believe in a...

    Interesting sociological examination of people Bidwell refers to as "spiritually fluid" individuals. They are people for whom, as he puts it, one religion isn't enough. He is talking about people who identify with and practice more than one religious approach to life. Buddhist-Christia...

    While the author has a personal interest in a person having multiple religions/spiritualities, he is unable to generate any real information or enthusiasm in this reader...there is no major research within the pages...a lot of anecdotal/biographical points, but there is no arrow pointi...

    What I found of value in this book could have filled a pamphlet. If I hadn't been reading it for a book club I would have abandoned it halfway through the introduction. The title is misleading. I was hoping for stories about the lives of spiritually fluid people. Instead the author onl...

    I won a copy of this book. The title sounded interesting, so I put in for it and won. The book is about spiritually fluid people, or people who follow multiple religions (think Christianity and Buddhism). ...

    An interesting book about contemporary religious life. It's full of interesting insight and it's an engagin and fascinating read. Highly recommended! Many thanks to Beacon Press and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    Interesting, more anecdotal than I was expecting/hoping for. ...

    2.5 stars. Interesting, but very repetitive and dry. Would?ve preferred more stories about spiritually fluid people and less academic theory. ...

    Loved it! ...

    Reading this for my presentation on two religions in the home. Brought out some interesting points but tended to be repetitive. ...

    I found this book very interesting due to my story and my conflicted and complicated relationship with religion, As I am Italian it is not easy for me to avoid religion in any case, but I have always considered me more a spiritual than a religious person. So this book gave me some very...

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  • Nancy
    Dec 22, 2018

    A mix of theorising and personal experience makes this reflective book both a good read and a useful resource. I wouldn't have minded something more academic (in the sense of digging deeper in the theory and giving more detail about the case studies and research mentioned), but this st...

    At last, a favorable book about my kind of people. Under Religion on my hospital patient profile is listed ?Unknown,? since I would not be forced into a one-box category. Bidwell interviews people who are multifaith in practice because of migration, mixed marriages, colonialism/mis...

    I'm a disciple of Christ (LDS) and Buddhism clarifies a lot for me, much like studying Spanish helps me better understand English grammar. Anyway, this thoughtful book appeared at just the right time. If you are a multi-religious person, either by birth or by choice (as in my case), yo...

    As an intentionally multireligious person, I was eager to read this book. I enjoyed the author's non-scholarly approach to a topic that is often handled by academics. Personal interviews by an insider rather than grounded theory generated by curious outsiders. As is my wont with books ...

    I requested a pre-publication review copy of this book some time ago but was denied, and as I had some time available while recuperating from surgery, read it now. As I am still trying to understand why people have one religion, I thought perhaps Mr. Bidwell might have some insight on ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway. I might classify myself as a religious skeptic, curious about religions other than the one I have been a part of throughout my life. I have often thought that religion is an accident of birth. I, sometimes, do what is expected, but, un...

  • Annarella
    Oct 24, 2018

    A mix of theorising and personal experience makes this reflective book both a good read and a useful resource. I wouldn't have minded something more academic (in the sense of digging deeper in the theory and giving more detail about the case studies and research mentioned), but this st...

    At last, a favorable book about my kind of people. Under Religion on my hospital patient profile is listed ?Unknown,? since I would not be forced into a one-box category. Bidwell interviews people who are multifaith in practice because of migration, mixed marriages, colonialism/mis...

    I'm a disciple of Christ (LDS) and Buddhism clarifies a lot for me, much like studying Spanish helps me better understand English grammar. Anyway, this thoughtful book appeared at just the right time. If you are a multi-religious person, either by birth or by choice (as in my case), yo...

    As an intentionally multireligious person, I was eager to read this book. I enjoyed the author's non-scholarly approach to a topic that is often handled by academics. Personal interviews by an insider rather than grounded theory generated by curious outsiders. As is my wont with books ...

    I requested a pre-publication review copy of this book some time ago but was denied, and as I had some time available while recuperating from surgery, read it now. As I am still trying to understand why people have one religion, I thought perhaps Mr. Bidwell might have some insight on ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway. I might classify myself as a religious skeptic, curious about religions other than the one I have been a part of throughout my life. I have often thought that religion is an accident of birth. I, sometimes, do what is expected, but, un...

    I picked this up at my library because I'm interested in this topic. When I did my Masters dissertation I looked at the religious identities of people who grew up in interfaith homes. I found that a lot of the individuals follow two (or more) religions not because they find comfort in ...

    This is not a bad book. I think a lot of the ideas explored here are well worth the read, but I did not consistently enjoy it. Some chapters were overly wordy and repetitious, while others were engaging and inspired. My greatest criticism of the book is this: it jumps back and forth...

    I actually never finished the book. I appreciated what the author was trying to do but since I am not the author?s intended audience, I found the book to be too repetitive and not terribly nuanced. The book was written for people who want to understand how someone can believe in a...

    Interesting sociological examination of people Bidwell refers to as "spiritually fluid" individuals. They are people for whom, as he puts it, one religion isn't enough. He is talking about people who identify with and practice more than one religious approach to life. Buddhist-Christia...

    While the author has a personal interest in a person having multiple religions/spiritualities, he is unable to generate any real information or enthusiasm in this reader...there is no major research within the pages...a lot of anecdotal/biographical points, but there is no arrow pointi...

    What I found of value in this book could have filled a pamphlet. If I hadn't been reading it for a book club I would have abandoned it halfway through the introduction. The title is misleading. I was hoping for stories about the lives of spiritually fluid people. Instead the author onl...

    I won a copy of this book. The title sounded interesting, so I put in for it and won. The book is about spiritually fluid people, or people who follow multiple religions (think Christianity and Buddhism). ...

    An interesting book about contemporary religious life. It's full of interesting insight and it's an engagin and fascinating read. Highly recommended! Many thanks to Beacon Press and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

  • Jason Comely
    Dec 06, 2018

    A mix of theorising and personal experience makes this reflective book both a good read and a useful resource. I wouldn't have minded something more academic (in the sense of digging deeper in the theory and giving more detail about the case studies and research mentioned), but this st...

    At last, a favorable book about my kind of people. Under Religion on my hospital patient profile is listed ?Unknown,? since I would not be forced into a one-box category. Bidwell interviews people who are multifaith in practice because of migration, mixed marriages, colonialism/mis...

    I'm a disciple of Christ (LDS) and Buddhism clarifies a lot for me, much like studying Spanish helps me better understand English grammar. Anyway, this thoughtful book appeared at just the right time. If you are a multi-religious person, either by birth or by choice (as in my case), yo...

  • Malia
    Jun 29, 2019

    A mix of theorising and personal experience makes this reflective book both a good read and a useful resource. I wouldn't have minded something more academic (in the sense of digging deeper in the theory and giving more detail about the case studies and research mentioned), but this st...

    At last, a favorable book about my kind of people. Under Religion on my hospital patient profile is listed ?Unknown,? since I would not be forced into a one-box category. Bidwell interviews people who are multifaith in practice because of migration, mixed marriages, colonialism/mis...

    I'm a disciple of Christ (LDS) and Buddhism clarifies a lot for me, much like studying Spanish helps me better understand English grammar. Anyway, this thoughtful book appeared at just the right time. If you are a multi-religious person, either by birth or by choice (as in my case), yo...

    As an intentionally multireligious person, I was eager to read this book. I enjoyed the author's non-scholarly approach to a topic that is often handled by academics. Personal interviews by an insider rather than grounded theory generated by curious outsiders. As is my wont with books ...

    I requested a pre-publication review copy of this book some time ago but was denied, and as I had some time available while recuperating from surgery, read it now. As I am still trying to understand why people have one religion, I thought perhaps Mr. Bidwell might have some insight on ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway. I might classify myself as a religious skeptic, curious about religions other than the one I have been a part of throughout my life. I have often thought that religion is an accident of birth. I, sometimes, do what is expected, but, un...

    I picked this up at my library because I'm interested in this topic. When I did my Masters dissertation I looked at the religious identities of people who grew up in interfaith homes. I found that a lot of the individuals follow two (or more) religions not because they find comfort in ...

    This is not a bad book. I think a lot of the ideas explored here are well worth the read, but I did not consistently enjoy it. Some chapters were overly wordy and repetitious, while others were engaging and inspired. My greatest criticism of the book is this: it jumps back and forth...

    I actually never finished the book. I appreciated what the author was trying to do but since I am not the author?s intended audience, I found the book to be too repetitive and not terribly nuanced. The book was written for people who want to understand how someone can believe in a...

  • Eglizard
    Jan 12, 2019

    A mix of theorising and personal experience makes this reflective book both a good read and a useful resource. I wouldn't have minded something more academic (in the sense of digging deeper in the theory and giving more detail about the case studies and research mentioned), but this st...

    At last, a favorable book about my kind of people. Under Religion on my hospital patient profile is listed ?Unknown,? since I would not be forced into a one-box category. Bidwell interviews people who are multifaith in practice because of migration, mixed marriages, colonialism/mis...

  • GONZA
    Jun 18, 2018

    A mix of theorising and personal experience makes this reflective book both a good read and a useful resource. I wouldn't have minded something more academic (in the sense of digging deeper in the theory and giving more detail about the case studies and research mentioned), but this st...

    At last, a favorable book about my kind of people. Under Religion on my hospital patient profile is listed ?Unknown,? since I would not be forced into a one-box category. Bidwell interviews people who are multifaith in practice because of migration, mixed marriages, colonialism/mis...

    I'm a disciple of Christ (LDS) and Buddhism clarifies a lot for me, much like studying Spanish helps me better understand English grammar. Anyway, this thoughtful book appeared at just the right time. If you are a multi-religious person, either by birth or by choice (as in my case), yo...

    As an intentionally multireligious person, I was eager to read this book. I enjoyed the author's non-scholarly approach to a topic that is often handled by academics. Personal interviews by an insider rather than grounded theory generated by curious outsiders. As is my wont with books ...

    I requested a pre-publication review copy of this book some time ago but was denied, and as I had some time available while recuperating from surgery, read it now. As I am still trying to understand why people have one religion, I thought perhaps Mr. Bidwell might have some insight on ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway. I might classify myself as a religious skeptic, curious about religions other than the one I have been a part of throughout my life. I have often thought that religion is an accident of birth. I, sometimes, do what is expected, but, un...

    I picked this up at my library because I'm interested in this topic. When I did my Masters dissertation I looked at the religious identities of people who grew up in interfaith homes. I found that a lot of the individuals follow two (or more) religions not because they find comfort in ...

    This is not a bad book. I think a lot of the ideas explored here are well worth the read, but I did not consistently enjoy it. Some chapters were overly wordy and repetitious, while others were engaging and inspired. My greatest criticism of the book is this: it jumps back and forth...

    I actually never finished the book. I appreciated what the author was trying to do but since I am not the author?s intended audience, I found the book to be too repetitive and not terribly nuanced. The book was written for people who want to understand how someone can believe in a...

    Interesting sociological examination of people Bidwell refers to as "spiritually fluid" individuals. They are people for whom, as he puts it, one religion isn't enough. He is talking about people who identify with and practice more than one religious approach to life. Buddhist-Christia...

    While the author has a personal interest in a person having multiple religions/spiritualities, he is unable to generate any real information or enthusiasm in this reader...there is no major research within the pages...a lot of anecdotal/biographical points, but there is no arrow pointi...

    What I found of value in this book could have filled a pamphlet. If I hadn't been reading it for a book club I would have abandoned it halfway through the introduction. The title is misleading. I was hoping for stories about the lives of spiritually fluid people. Instead the author onl...

    I won a copy of this book. The title sounded interesting, so I put in for it and won. The book is about spiritually fluid people, or people who follow multiple religions (think Christianity and Buddhism). ...

    An interesting book about contemporary religious life. It's full of interesting insight and it's an engagin and fascinating read. Highly recommended! Many thanks to Beacon Press and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    Interesting, more anecdotal than I was expecting/hoping for. ...

    2.5 stars. Interesting, but very repetitive and dry. Would?ve preferred more stories about spiritually fluid people and less academic theory. ...

    Loved it! ...

    Reading this for my presentation on two religions in the home. Brought out some interesting points but tended to be repetitive. ...

    I found this book very interesting due to my story and my conflicted and complicated relationship with religion, As I am Italian it is not easy for me to avoid religion in any case, but I have always considered me more a spiritual than a religious person. So this book gave me some very...

  • Rhonda
    Dec 27, 2018

    A mix of theorising and personal experience makes this reflective book both a good read and a useful resource. I wouldn't have minded something more academic (in the sense of digging deeper in the theory and giving more detail about the case studies and research mentioned), but this st...

    At last, a favorable book about my kind of people. Under Religion on my hospital patient profile is listed ?Unknown,? since I would not be forced into a one-box category. Bidwell interviews people who are multifaith in practice because of migration, mixed marriages, colonialism/mis...

    I'm a disciple of Christ (LDS) and Buddhism clarifies a lot for me, much like studying Spanish helps me better understand English grammar. Anyway, this thoughtful book appeared at just the right time. If you are a multi-religious person, either by birth or by choice (as in my case), yo...

    As an intentionally multireligious person, I was eager to read this book. I enjoyed the author's non-scholarly approach to a topic that is often handled by academics. Personal interviews by an insider rather than grounded theory generated by curious outsiders. As is my wont with books ...

    I requested a pre-publication review copy of this book some time ago but was denied, and as I had some time available while recuperating from surgery, read it now. As I am still trying to understand why people have one religion, I thought perhaps Mr. Bidwell might have some insight on ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway. I might classify myself as a religious skeptic, curious about religions other than the one I have been a part of throughout my life. I have often thought that religion is an accident of birth. I, sometimes, do what is expected, but, un...

    I picked this up at my library because I'm interested in this topic. When I did my Masters dissertation I looked at the religious identities of people who grew up in interfaith homes. I found that a lot of the individuals follow two (or more) religions not because they find comfort in ...

    This is not a bad book. I think a lot of the ideas explored here are well worth the read, but I did not consistently enjoy it. Some chapters were overly wordy and repetitious, while others were engaging and inspired. My greatest criticism of the book is this: it jumps back and forth...

    I actually never finished the book. I appreciated what the author was trying to do but since I am not the author?s intended audience, I found the book to be too repetitive and not terribly nuanced. The book was written for people who want to understand how someone can believe in a...

    Interesting sociological examination of people Bidwell refers to as "spiritually fluid" individuals. They are people for whom, as he puts it, one religion isn't enough. He is talking about people who identify with and practice more than one religious approach to life. Buddhist-Christia...

    While the author has a personal interest in a person having multiple religions/spiritualities, he is unable to generate any real information or enthusiasm in this reader...there is no major research within the pages...a lot of anecdotal/biographical points, but there is no arrow pointi...

    What I found of value in this book could have filled a pamphlet. If I hadn't been reading it for a book club I would have abandoned it halfway through the introduction. The title is misleading. I was hoping for stories about the lives of spiritually fluid people. Instead the author onl...

    I won a copy of this book. The title sounded interesting, so I put in for it and won. The book is about spiritually fluid people, or people who follow multiple religions (think Christianity and Buddhism). ...

    An interesting book about contemporary religious life. It's full of interesting insight and it's an engagin and fascinating read. Highly recommended! Many thanks to Beacon Press and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    Interesting, more anecdotal than I was expecting/hoping for. ...

    2.5 stars. Interesting, but very repetitive and dry. Would?ve preferred more stories about spiritually fluid people and less academic theory. ...

    Loved it! ...

    Reading this for my presentation on two religions in the home. Brought out some interesting points but tended to be repetitive. ...

    I found this book very interesting due to my story and my conflicted and complicated relationship with religion, As I am Italian it is not easy for me to avoid religion in any case, but I have always considered me more a spiritual than a religious person. So this book gave me some very...

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  • Jaime Oakeson
    Dec 22, 2018

    A mix of theorising and personal experience makes this reflective book both a good read and a useful resource. I wouldn't have minded something more academic (in the sense of digging deeper in the theory and giving more detail about the case studies and research mentioned), but this st...

    At last, a favorable book about my kind of people. Under Religion on my hospital patient profile is listed ?Unknown,? since I would not be forced into a one-box category. Bidwell interviews people who are multifaith in practice because of migration, mixed marriages, colonialism/mis...

    I'm a disciple of Christ (LDS) and Buddhism clarifies a lot for me, much like studying Spanish helps me better understand English grammar. Anyway, this thoughtful book appeared at just the right time. If you are a multi-religious person, either by birth or by choice (as in my case), yo...

    As an intentionally multireligious person, I was eager to read this book. I enjoyed the author's non-scholarly approach to a topic that is often handled by academics. Personal interviews by an insider rather than grounded theory generated by curious outsiders. As is my wont with books ...

    I requested a pre-publication review copy of this book some time ago but was denied, and as I had some time available while recuperating from surgery, read it now. As I am still trying to understand why people have one religion, I thought perhaps Mr. Bidwell might have some insight on ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway. I might classify myself as a religious skeptic, curious about religions other than the one I have been a part of throughout my life. I have often thought that religion is an accident of birth. I, sometimes, do what is expected, but, un...

    I picked this up at my library because I'm interested in this topic. When I did my Masters dissertation I looked at the religious identities of people who grew up in interfaith homes. I found that a lot of the individuals follow two (or more) religions not because they find comfort in ...

    This is not a bad book. I think a lot of the ideas explored here are well worth the read, but I did not consistently enjoy it. Some chapters were overly wordy and repetitious, while others were engaging and inspired. My greatest criticism of the book is this: it jumps back and forth...

    I actually never finished the book. I appreciated what the author was trying to do but since I am not the author?s intended audience, I found the book to be too repetitive and not terribly nuanced. The book was written for people who want to understand how someone can believe in a...

    Interesting sociological examination of people Bidwell refers to as "spiritually fluid" individuals. They are people for whom, as he puts it, one religion isn't enough. He is talking about people who identify with and practice more than one religious approach to life. Buddhist-Christia...

    While the author has a personal interest in a person having multiple religions/spiritualities, he is unable to generate any real information or enthusiasm in this reader...there is no major research within the pages...a lot of anecdotal/biographical points, but there is no arrow pointi...

    What I found of value in this book could have filled a pamphlet. If I hadn't been reading it for a book club I would have abandoned it halfway through the introduction. The title is misleading. I was hoping for stories about the lives of spiritually fluid people. Instead the author onl...

    I won a copy of this book. The title sounded interesting, so I put in for it and won. The book is about spiritually fluid people, or people who follow multiple religions (think Christianity and Buddhism). ...

    An interesting book about contemporary religious life. It's full of interesting insight and it's an engagin and fascinating read. Highly recommended! Many thanks to Beacon Press and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    Interesting, more anecdotal than I was expecting/hoping for. ...

  • Jim Razinha
    Apr 03, 2019

    A mix of theorising and personal experience makes this reflective book both a good read and a useful resource. I wouldn't have minded something more academic (in the sense of digging deeper in the theory and giving more detail about the case studies and research mentioned), but this st...

    At last, a favorable book about my kind of people. Under Religion on my hospital patient profile is listed ?Unknown,? since I would not be forced into a one-box category. Bidwell interviews people who are multifaith in practice because of migration, mixed marriages, colonialism/mis...

    I'm a disciple of Christ (LDS) and Buddhism clarifies a lot for me, much like studying Spanish helps me better understand English grammar. Anyway, this thoughtful book appeared at just the right time. If you are a multi-religious person, either by birth or by choice (as in my case), yo...

    As an intentionally multireligious person, I was eager to read this book. I enjoyed the author's non-scholarly approach to a topic that is often handled by academics. Personal interviews by an insider rather than grounded theory generated by curious outsiders. As is my wont with books ...

    I requested a pre-publication review copy of this book some time ago but was denied, and as I had some time available while recuperating from surgery, read it now. As I am still trying to understand why people have one religion, I thought perhaps Mr. Bidwell might have some insight on ...

  • Janet
    Jan 29, 2019

    A mix of theorising and personal experience makes this reflective book both a good read and a useful resource. I wouldn't have minded something more academic (in the sense of digging deeper in the theory and giving more detail about the case studies and research mentioned), but this st...

    At last, a favorable book about my kind of people. Under Religion on my hospital patient profile is listed ?Unknown,? since I would not be forced into a one-box category. Bidwell interviews people who are multifaith in practice because of migration, mixed marriages, colonialism/mis...

    I'm a disciple of Christ (LDS) and Buddhism clarifies a lot for me, much like studying Spanish helps me better understand English grammar. Anyway, this thoughtful book appeared at just the right time. If you are a multi-religious person, either by birth or by choice (as in my case), yo...

    As an intentionally multireligious person, I was eager to read this book. I enjoyed the author's non-scholarly approach to a topic that is often handled by academics. Personal interviews by an insider rather than grounded theory generated by curious outsiders. As is my wont with books ...

    I requested a pre-publication review copy of this book some time ago but was denied, and as I had some time available while recuperating from surgery, read it now. As I am still trying to understand why people have one religion, I thought perhaps Mr. Bidwell might have some insight on ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway. I might classify myself as a religious skeptic, curious about religions other than the one I have been a part of throughout my life. I have often thought that religion is an accident of birth. I, sometimes, do what is expected, but, un...

    I picked this up at my library because I'm interested in this topic. When I did my Masters dissertation I looked at the religious identities of people who grew up in interfaith homes. I found that a lot of the individuals follow two (or more) religions not because they find comfort in ...

  • Noach
    Jun 03, 2019

    A mix of theorising and personal experience makes this reflective book both a good read and a useful resource. I wouldn't have minded something more academic (in the sense of digging deeper in the theory and giving more detail about the case studies and research mentioned), but this st...

    At last, a favorable book about my kind of people. Under Religion on my hospital patient profile is listed ?Unknown,? since I would not be forced into a one-box category. Bidwell interviews people who are multifaith in practice because of migration, mixed marriages, colonialism/mis...

    I'm a disciple of Christ (LDS) and Buddhism clarifies a lot for me, much like studying Spanish helps me better understand English grammar. Anyway, this thoughtful book appeared at just the right time. If you are a multi-religious person, either by birth or by choice (as in my case), yo...

    As an intentionally multireligious person, I was eager to read this book. I enjoyed the author's non-scholarly approach to a topic that is often handled by academics. Personal interviews by an insider rather than grounded theory generated by curious outsiders. As is my wont with books ...

  • Barry
    Feb 23, 2019

    A mix of theorising and personal experience makes this reflective book both a good read and a useful resource. I wouldn't have minded something more academic (in the sense of digging deeper in the theory and giving more detail about the case studies and research mentioned), but this st...

    At last, a favorable book about my kind of people. Under Religion on my hospital patient profile is listed ?Unknown,? since I would not be forced into a one-box category. Bidwell interviews people who are multifaith in practice because of migration, mixed marriages, colonialism/mis...

    I'm a disciple of Christ (LDS) and Buddhism clarifies a lot for me, much like studying Spanish helps me better understand English grammar. Anyway, this thoughtful book appeared at just the right time. If you are a multi-religious person, either by birth or by choice (as in my case), yo...

    As an intentionally multireligious person, I was eager to read this book. I enjoyed the author's non-scholarly approach to a topic that is often handled by academics. Personal interviews by an insider rather than grounded theory generated by curious outsiders. As is my wont with books ...

    I requested a pre-publication review copy of this book some time ago but was denied, and as I had some time available while recuperating from surgery, read it now. As I am still trying to understand why people have one religion, I thought perhaps Mr. Bidwell might have some insight on ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway. I might classify myself as a religious skeptic, curious about religions other than the one I have been a part of throughout my life. I have often thought that religion is an accident of birth. I, sometimes, do what is expected, but, un...

    I picked this up at my library because I'm interested in this topic. When I did my Masters dissertation I looked at the religious identities of people who grew up in interfaith homes. I found that a lot of the individuals follow two (or more) religions not because they find comfort in ...

    This is not a bad book. I think a lot of the ideas explored here are well worth the read, but I did not consistently enjoy it. Some chapters were overly wordy and repetitious, while others were engaging and inspired. My greatest criticism of the book is this: it jumps back and forth...

    I actually never finished the book. I appreciated what the author was trying to do but since I am not the author?s intended audience, I found the book to be too repetitive and not terribly nuanced. The book was written for people who want to understand how someone can believe in a...

    Interesting sociological examination of people Bidwell refers to as "spiritually fluid" individuals. They are people for whom, as he puts it, one religion isn't enough. He is talking about people who identify with and practice more than one religious approach to life. Buddhist-Christia...

  • Carissa
    Mar 01, 2019

    A mix of theorising and personal experience makes this reflective book both a good read and a useful resource. I wouldn't have minded something more academic (in the sense of digging deeper in the theory and giving more detail about the case studies and research mentioned), but this st...

    At last, a favorable book about my kind of people. Under Religion on my hospital patient profile is listed ?Unknown,? since I would not be forced into a one-box category. Bidwell interviews people who are multifaith in practice because of migration, mixed marriages, colonialism/mis...

    I'm a disciple of Christ (LDS) and Buddhism clarifies a lot for me, much like studying Spanish helps me better understand English grammar. Anyway, this thoughtful book appeared at just the right time. If you are a multi-religious person, either by birth or by choice (as in my case), yo...

    As an intentionally multireligious person, I was eager to read this book. I enjoyed the author's non-scholarly approach to a topic that is often handled by academics. Personal interviews by an insider rather than grounded theory generated by curious outsiders. As is my wont with books ...

    I requested a pre-publication review copy of this book some time ago but was denied, and as I had some time available while recuperating from surgery, read it now. As I am still trying to understand why people have one religion, I thought perhaps Mr. Bidwell might have some insight on ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway. I might classify myself as a religious skeptic, curious about religions other than the one I have been a part of throughout my life. I have often thought that religion is an accident of birth. I, sometimes, do what is expected, but, un...

    I picked this up at my library because I'm interested in this topic. When I did my Masters dissertation I looked at the religious identities of people who grew up in interfaith homes. I found that a lot of the individuals follow two (or more) religions not because they find comfort in ...

    This is not a bad book. I think a lot of the ideas explored here are well worth the read, but I did not consistently enjoy it. Some chapters were overly wordy and repetitious, while others were engaging and inspired. My greatest criticism of the book is this: it jumps back and forth...

    I actually never finished the book. I appreciated what the author was trying to do but since I am not the author?s intended audience, I found the book to be too repetitive and not terribly nuanced. The book was written for people who want to understand how someone can believe in a...

    Interesting sociological examination of people Bidwell refers to as "spiritually fluid" individuals. They are people for whom, as he puts it, one religion isn't enough. He is talking about people who identify with and practice more than one religious approach to life. Buddhist-Christia...

    While the author has a personal interest in a person having multiple religions/spiritualities, he is unable to generate any real information or enthusiasm in this reader...there is no major research within the pages...a lot of anecdotal/biographical points, but there is no arrow pointi...

    What I found of value in this book could have filled a pamphlet. If I hadn't been reading it for a book club I would have abandoned it halfway through the introduction. The title is misleading. I was hoping for stories about the lives of spiritually fluid people. Instead the author onl...

    I won a copy of this book. The title sounded interesting, so I put in for it and won. The book is about spiritually fluid people, or people who follow multiple religions (think Christianity and Buddhism). ...

    An interesting book about contemporary religious life. It's full of interesting insight and it's an engagin and fascinating read. Highly recommended! Many thanks to Beacon Press and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    Interesting, more anecdotal than I was expecting/hoping for. ...

    2.5 stars. Interesting, but very repetitive and dry. Would?ve preferred more stories about spiritually fluid people and less academic theory. ...

    Loved it! ...

    Reading this for my presentation on two religions in the home. Brought out some interesting points but tended to be repetitive. ...

    I found this book very interesting due to my story and my conflicted and complicated relationship with religion, As I am Italian it is not easy for me to avoid religion in any case, but I have always considered me more a spiritual than a religious person. So this book gave me some very...

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  • Jane De vries
    Apr 05, 2019

    A mix of theorising and personal experience makes this reflective book both a good read and a useful resource. I wouldn't have minded something more academic (in the sense of digging deeper in the theory and giving more detail about the case studies and research mentioned), but this st...

    At last, a favorable book about my kind of people. Under Religion on my hospital patient profile is listed ?Unknown,? since I would not be forced into a one-box category. Bidwell interviews people who are multifaith in practice because of migration, mixed marriages, colonialism/mis...

    I'm a disciple of Christ (LDS) and Buddhism clarifies a lot for me, much like studying Spanish helps me better understand English grammar. Anyway, this thoughtful book appeared at just the right time. If you are a multi-religious person, either by birth or by choice (as in my case), yo...

    As an intentionally multireligious person, I was eager to read this book. I enjoyed the author's non-scholarly approach to a topic that is often handled by academics. Personal interviews by an insider rather than grounded theory generated by curious outsiders. As is my wont with books ...

    I requested a pre-publication review copy of this book some time ago but was denied, and as I had some time available while recuperating from surgery, read it now. As I am still trying to understand why people have one religion, I thought perhaps Mr. Bidwell might have some insight on ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway. I might classify myself as a religious skeptic, curious about religions other than the one I have been a part of throughout my life. I have often thought that religion is an accident of birth. I, sometimes, do what is expected, but, un...

    I picked this up at my library because I'm interested in this topic. When I did my Masters dissertation I looked at the religious identities of people who grew up in interfaith homes. I found that a lot of the individuals follow two (or more) religions not because they find comfort in ...

    This is not a bad book. I think a lot of the ideas explored here are well worth the read, but I did not consistently enjoy it. Some chapters were overly wordy and repetitious, while others were engaging and inspired. My greatest criticism of the book is this: it jumps back and forth...

    I actually never finished the book. I appreciated what the author was trying to do but since I am not the author?s intended audience, I found the book to be too repetitive and not terribly nuanced. The book was written for people who want to understand how someone can believe in a...

    Interesting sociological examination of people Bidwell refers to as "spiritually fluid" individuals. They are people for whom, as he puts it, one religion isn't enough. He is talking about people who identify with and practice more than one religious approach to life. Buddhist-Christia...

    While the author has a personal interest in a person having multiple religions/spiritualities, he is unable to generate any real information or enthusiasm in this reader...there is no major research within the pages...a lot of anecdotal/biographical points, but there is no arrow pointi...

    What I found of value in this book could have filled a pamphlet. If I hadn't been reading it for a book club I would have abandoned it halfway through the introduction. The title is misleading. I was hoping for stories about the lives of spiritually fluid people. Instead the author onl...

    I won a copy of this book. The title sounded interesting, so I put in for it and won. The book is about spiritually fluid people, or people who follow multiple religions (think Christianity and Buddhism). ...

    An interesting book about contemporary religious life. It's full of interesting insight and it's an engagin and fascinating read. Highly recommended! Many thanks to Beacon Press and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    Interesting, more anecdotal than I was expecting/hoping for. ...

    2.5 stars. Interesting, but very repetitive and dry. Would?ve preferred more stories about spiritually fluid people and less academic theory. ...

    Loved it! ...

    Reading this for my presentation on two religions in the home. Brought out some interesting points but tended to be repetitive. ...

  • Ray Winter
    Feb 28, 2019

    A mix of theorising and personal experience makes this reflective book both a good read and a useful resource. I wouldn't have minded something more academic (in the sense of digging deeper in the theory and giving more detail about the case studies and research mentioned), but this st...

    At last, a favorable book about my kind of people. Under Religion on my hospital patient profile is listed ?Unknown,? since I would not be forced into a one-box category. Bidwell interviews people who are multifaith in practice because of migration, mixed marriages, colonialism/mis...

    I'm a disciple of Christ (LDS) and Buddhism clarifies a lot for me, much like studying Spanish helps me better understand English grammar. Anyway, this thoughtful book appeared at just the right time. If you are a multi-religious person, either by birth or by choice (as in my case), yo...

    As an intentionally multireligious person, I was eager to read this book. I enjoyed the author's non-scholarly approach to a topic that is often handled by academics. Personal interviews by an insider rather than grounded theory generated by curious outsiders. As is my wont with books ...

    I requested a pre-publication review copy of this book some time ago but was denied, and as I had some time available while recuperating from surgery, read it now. As I am still trying to understand why people have one religion, I thought perhaps Mr. Bidwell might have some insight on ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway. I might classify myself as a religious skeptic, curious about religions other than the one I have been a part of throughout my life. I have often thought that religion is an accident of birth. I, sometimes, do what is expected, but, un...

    I picked this up at my library because I'm interested in this topic. When I did my Masters dissertation I looked at the religious identities of people who grew up in interfaith homes. I found that a lot of the individuals follow two (or more) religions not because they find comfort in ...

    This is not a bad book. I think a lot of the ideas explored here are well worth the read, but I did not consistently enjoy it. Some chapters were overly wordy and repetitious, while others were engaging and inspired. My greatest criticism of the book is this: it jumps back and forth...

    I actually never finished the book. I appreciated what the author was trying to do but since I am not the author?s intended audience, I found the book to be too repetitive and not terribly nuanced. The book was written for people who want to understand how someone can believe in a...

    Interesting sociological examination of people Bidwell refers to as "spiritually fluid" individuals. They are people for whom, as he puts it, one religion isn't enough. He is talking about people who identify with and practice more than one religious approach to life. Buddhist-Christia...

    While the author has a personal interest in a person having multiple religions/spiritualities, he is unable to generate any real information or enthusiasm in this reader...there is no major research within the pages...a lot of anecdotal/biographical points, but there is no arrow pointi...

    What I found of value in this book could have filled a pamphlet. If I hadn't been reading it for a book club I would have abandoned it halfway through the introduction. The title is misleading. I was hoping for stories about the lives of spiritually fluid people. Instead the author onl...

    I won a copy of this book. The title sounded interesting, so I put in for it and won. The book is about spiritually fluid people, or people who follow multiple religions (think Christianity and Buddhism). ...

    An interesting book about contemporary religious life. It's full of interesting insight and it's an engagin and fascinating read. Highly recommended! Many thanks to Beacon Press and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    Interesting, more anecdotal than I was expecting/hoping for. ...

    2.5 stars. Interesting, but very repetitive and dry. Would?ve preferred more stories about spiritually fluid people and less academic theory. ...

    Loved it! ...

    Reading this for my presentation on two religions in the home. Brought out some interesting points but tended to be repetitive. ...

    I found this book very interesting due to my story and my conflicted and complicated relationship with religion, As I am Italian it is not easy for me to avoid religion in any case, but I have always considered me more a spiritual than a religious person. So this book gave me some very...

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  • Rhiannon Grant
    Nov 20, 2018

    A mix of theorising and personal experience makes this reflective book both a good read and a useful resource. I wouldn't have minded something more academic (in the sense of digging deeper in the theory and giving more detail about the case studies and research mentioned), but this st...

  • Susan Miller
    Aug 16, 2018

    A mix of theorising and personal experience makes this reflective book both a good read and a useful resource. I wouldn't have minded something more academic (in the sense of digging deeper in the theory and giving more detail about the case studies and research mentioned), but this st...

    At last, a favorable book about my kind of people. Under Religion on my hospital patient profile is listed ?Unknown,? since I would not be forced into a one-box category. Bidwell interviews people who are multifaith in practice because of migration, mixed marriages, colonialism/mis...

    I'm a disciple of Christ (LDS) and Buddhism clarifies a lot for me, much like studying Spanish helps me better understand English grammar. Anyway, this thoughtful book appeared at just the right time. If you are a multi-religious person, either by birth or by choice (as in my case), yo...

    As an intentionally multireligious person, I was eager to read this book. I enjoyed the author's non-scholarly approach to a topic that is often handled by academics. Personal interviews by an insider rather than grounded theory generated by curious outsiders. As is my wont with books ...

    I requested a pre-publication review copy of this book some time ago but was denied, and as I had some time available while recuperating from surgery, read it now. As I am still trying to understand why people have one religion, I thought perhaps Mr. Bidwell might have some insight on ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway. I might classify myself as a religious skeptic, curious about religions other than the one I have been a part of throughout my life. I have often thought that religion is an accident of birth. I, sometimes, do what is expected, but, un...

    I picked this up at my library because I'm interested in this topic. When I did my Masters dissertation I looked at the religious identities of people who grew up in interfaith homes. I found that a lot of the individuals follow two (or more) religions not because they find comfort in ...

    This is not a bad book. I think a lot of the ideas explored here are well worth the read, but I did not consistently enjoy it. Some chapters were overly wordy and repetitious, while others were engaging and inspired. My greatest criticism of the book is this: it jumps back and forth...

    I actually never finished the book. I appreciated what the author was trying to do but since I am not the author?s intended audience, I found the book to be too repetitive and not terribly nuanced. The book was written for people who want to understand how someone can believe in a...

    Interesting sociological examination of people Bidwell refers to as "spiritually fluid" individuals. They are people for whom, as he puts it, one religion isn't enough. He is talking about people who identify with and practice more than one religious approach to life. Buddhist-Christia...

    While the author has a personal interest in a person having multiple religions/spiritualities, he is unable to generate any real information or enthusiasm in this reader...there is no major research within the pages...a lot of anecdotal/biographical points, but there is no arrow pointi...

    What I found of value in this book could have filled a pamphlet. If I hadn't been reading it for a book club I would have abandoned it halfway through the introduction. The title is misleading. I was hoping for stories about the lives of spiritually fluid people. Instead the author onl...

    I won a copy of this book. The title sounded interesting, so I put in for it and won. The book is about spiritually fluid people, or people who follow multiple religions (think Christianity and Buddhism). ...

    An interesting book about contemporary religious life. It's full of interesting insight and it's an engagin and fascinating read. Highly recommended! Many thanks to Beacon Press and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    Interesting, more anecdotal than I was expecting/hoping for. ...

    2.5 stars. Interesting, but very repetitive and dry. Would?ve preferred more stories about spiritually fluid people and less academic theory. ...

    Loved it! ...

    Reading this for my presentation on two religions in the home. Brought out some interesting points but tended to be repetitive. ...

    I found this book very interesting due to my story and my conflicted and complicated relationship with religion, As I am Italian it is not easy for me to avoid religion in any case, but I have always considered me more a spiritual than a religious person. So this book gave me some very...

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  • Linda
    May 31, 2019

    A mix of theorising and personal experience makes this reflective book both a good read and a useful resource. I wouldn't have minded something more academic (in the sense of digging deeper in the theory and giving more detail about the case studies and research mentioned), but this st...

    At last, a favorable book about my kind of people. Under Religion on my hospital patient profile is listed ?Unknown,? since I would not be forced into a one-box category. Bidwell interviews people who are multifaith in practice because of migration, mixed marriages, colonialism/mis...

    I'm a disciple of Christ (LDS) and Buddhism clarifies a lot for me, much like studying Spanish helps me better understand English grammar. Anyway, this thoughtful book appeared at just the right time. If you are a multi-religious person, either by birth or by choice (as in my case), yo...

    As an intentionally multireligious person, I was eager to read this book. I enjoyed the author's non-scholarly approach to a topic that is often handled by academics. Personal interviews by an insider rather than grounded theory generated by curious outsiders. As is my wont with books ...

    I requested a pre-publication review copy of this book some time ago but was denied, and as I had some time available while recuperating from surgery, read it now. As I am still trying to understand why people have one religion, I thought perhaps Mr. Bidwell might have some insight on ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway. I might classify myself as a religious skeptic, curious about religions other than the one I have been a part of throughout my life. I have often thought that religion is an accident of birth. I, sometimes, do what is expected, but, un...

    I picked this up at my library because I'm interested in this topic. When I did my Masters dissertation I looked at the religious identities of people who grew up in interfaith homes. I found that a lot of the individuals follow two (or more) religions not because they find comfort in ...

    This is not a bad book. I think a lot of the ideas explored here are well worth the read, but I did not consistently enjoy it. Some chapters were overly wordy and repetitious, while others were engaging and inspired. My greatest criticism of the book is this: it jumps back and forth...

    I actually never finished the book. I appreciated what the author was trying to do but since I am not the author?s intended audience, I found the book to be too repetitive and not terribly nuanced. The book was written for people who want to understand how someone can believe in a...

    Interesting sociological examination of people Bidwell refers to as "spiritually fluid" individuals. They are people for whom, as he puts it, one religion isn't enough. He is talking about people who identify with and practice more than one religious approach to life. Buddhist-Christia...

    While the author has a personal interest in a person having multiple religions/spiritualities, he is unable to generate any real information or enthusiasm in this reader...there is no major research within the pages...a lot of anecdotal/biographical points, but there is no arrow pointi...

    What I found of value in this book could have filled a pamphlet. If I hadn't been reading it for a book club I would have abandoned it halfway through the introduction. The title is misleading. I was hoping for stories about the lives of spiritually fluid people. Instead the author onl...

  • Benjamin Barnes
    Jul 23, 2019

    A mix of theorising and personal experience makes this reflective book both a good read and a useful resource. I wouldn't have minded something more academic (in the sense of digging deeper in the theory and giving more detail about the case studies and research mentioned), but this st...

    At last, a favorable book about my kind of people. Under Religion on my hospital patient profile is listed ?Unknown,? since I would not be forced into a one-box category. Bidwell interviews people who are multifaith in practice because of migration, mixed marriages, colonialism/mis...

    I'm a disciple of Christ (LDS) and Buddhism clarifies a lot for me, much like studying Spanish helps me better understand English grammar. Anyway, this thoughtful book appeared at just the right time. If you are a multi-religious person, either by birth or by choice (as in my case), yo...

    As an intentionally multireligious person, I was eager to read this book. I enjoyed the author's non-scholarly approach to a topic that is often handled by academics. Personal interviews by an insider rather than grounded theory generated by curious outsiders. As is my wont with books ...

    I requested a pre-publication review copy of this book some time ago but was denied, and as I had some time available while recuperating from surgery, read it now. As I am still trying to understand why people have one religion, I thought perhaps Mr. Bidwell might have some insight on ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway. I might classify myself as a religious skeptic, curious about religions other than the one I have been a part of throughout my life. I have often thought that religion is an accident of birth. I, sometimes, do what is expected, but, un...

    I picked this up at my library because I'm interested in this topic. When I did my Masters dissertation I looked at the religious identities of people who grew up in interfaith homes. I found that a lot of the individuals follow two (or more) religions not because they find comfort in ...

    This is not a bad book. I think a lot of the ideas explored here are well worth the read, but I did not consistently enjoy it. Some chapters were overly wordy and repetitious, while others were engaging and inspired. My greatest criticism of the book is this: it jumps back and forth...

    I actually never finished the book. I appreciated what the author was trying to do but since I am not the author?s intended audience, I found the book to be too repetitive and not terribly nuanced. The book was written for people who want to understand how someone can believe in a...

    Interesting sociological examination of people Bidwell refers to as "spiritually fluid" individuals. They are people for whom, as he puts it, one religion isn't enough. He is talking about people who identify with and practice more than one religious approach to life. Buddhist-Christia...

    While the author has a personal interest in a person having multiple religions/spiritualities, he is unable to generate any real information or enthusiasm in this reader...there is no major research within the pages...a lot of anecdotal/biographical points, but there is no arrow pointi...

    What I found of value in this book could have filled a pamphlet. If I hadn't been reading it for a book club I would have abandoned it halfway through the introduction. The title is misleading. I was hoping for stories about the lives of spiritually fluid people. Instead the author onl...

    I won a copy of this book. The title sounded interesting, so I put in for it and won. The book is about spiritually fluid people, or people who follow multiple religions (think Christianity and Buddhism). ...

    An interesting book about contemporary religious life. It's full of interesting insight and it's an engagin and fascinating read. Highly recommended! Many thanks to Beacon Press and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    Interesting, more anecdotal than I was expecting/hoping for. ...

    2.5 stars. Interesting, but very repetitive and dry. Would?ve preferred more stories about spiritually fluid people and less academic theory. ...

    Loved it! ...

    Reading this for my presentation on two religions in the home. Brought out some interesting points but tended to be repetitive. ...

    I found this book very interesting due to my story and my conflicted and complicated relationship with religion, As I am Italian it is not easy for me to avoid religion in any case, but I have always considered me more a spiritual than a religious person. So this book gave me some very...

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  • Lynne
    Jun 10, 2019

    A mix of theorising and personal experience makes this reflective book both a good read and a useful resource. I wouldn't have minded something more academic (in the sense of digging deeper in the theory and giving more detail about the case studies and research mentioned), but this st...

    At last, a favorable book about my kind of people. Under Religion on my hospital patient profile is listed ?Unknown,? since I would not be forced into a one-box category. Bidwell interviews people who are multifaith in practice because of migration, mixed marriages, colonialism/mis...

    I'm a disciple of Christ (LDS) and Buddhism clarifies a lot for me, much like studying Spanish helps me better understand English grammar. Anyway, this thoughtful book appeared at just the right time. If you are a multi-religious person, either by birth or by choice (as in my case), yo...

    As an intentionally multireligious person, I was eager to read this book. I enjoyed the author's non-scholarly approach to a topic that is often handled by academics. Personal interviews by an insider rather than grounded theory generated by curious outsiders. As is my wont with books ...

    I requested a pre-publication review copy of this book some time ago but was denied, and as I had some time available while recuperating from surgery, read it now. As I am still trying to understand why people have one religion, I thought perhaps Mr. Bidwell might have some insight on ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway. I might classify myself as a religious skeptic, curious about religions other than the one I have been a part of throughout my life. I have often thought that religion is an accident of birth. I, sometimes, do what is expected, but, un...

    I picked this up at my library because I'm interested in this topic. When I did my Masters dissertation I looked at the religious identities of people who grew up in interfaith homes. I found that a lot of the individuals follow two (or more) religions not because they find comfort in ...

    This is not a bad book. I think a lot of the ideas explored here are well worth the read, but I did not consistently enjoy it. Some chapters were overly wordy and repetitious, while others were engaging and inspired. My greatest criticism of the book is this: it jumps back and forth...

    I actually never finished the book. I appreciated what the author was trying to do but since I am not the author?s intended audience, I found the book to be too repetitive and not terribly nuanced. The book was written for people who want to understand how someone can believe in a...

    Interesting sociological examination of people Bidwell refers to as "spiritually fluid" individuals. They are people for whom, as he puts it, one religion isn't enough. He is talking about people who identify with and practice more than one religious approach to life. Buddhist-Christia...

    While the author has a personal interest in a person having multiple religions/spiritualities, he is unable to generate any real information or enthusiasm in this reader...there is no major research within the pages...a lot of anecdotal/biographical points, but there is no arrow pointi...

  • Greg Soden
    Mar 19, 2019

    A mix of theorising and personal experience makes this reflective book both a good read and a useful resource. I wouldn't have minded something more academic (in the sense of digging deeper in the theory and giving more detail about the case studies and research mentioned), but this st...

    At last, a favorable book about my kind of people. Under Religion on my hospital patient profile is listed ?Unknown,? since I would not be forced into a one-box category. Bidwell interviews people who are multifaith in practice because of migration, mixed marriages, colonialism/mis...

    I'm a disciple of Christ (LDS) and Buddhism clarifies a lot for me, much like studying Spanish helps me better understand English grammar. Anyway, this thoughtful book appeared at just the right time. If you are a multi-religious person, either by birth or by choice (as in my case), yo...

    As an intentionally multireligious person, I was eager to read this book. I enjoyed the author's non-scholarly approach to a topic that is often handled by academics. Personal interviews by an insider rather than grounded theory generated by curious outsiders. As is my wont with books ...

    I requested a pre-publication review copy of this book some time ago but was denied, and as I had some time available while recuperating from surgery, read it now. As I am still trying to understand why people have one religion, I thought perhaps Mr. Bidwell might have some insight on ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway. I might classify myself as a religious skeptic, curious about religions other than the one I have been a part of throughout my life. I have often thought that religion is an accident of birth. I, sometimes, do what is expected, but, un...

    I picked this up at my library because I'm interested in this topic. When I did my Masters dissertation I looked at the religious identities of people who grew up in interfaith homes. I found that a lot of the individuals follow two (or more) religions not because they find comfort in ...

    This is not a bad book. I think a lot of the ideas explored here are well worth the read, but I did not consistently enjoy it. Some chapters were overly wordy and repetitious, while others were engaging and inspired. My greatest criticism of the book is this: it jumps back and forth...

    I actually never finished the book. I appreciated what the author was trying to do but since I am not the author?s intended audience, I found the book to be too repetitive and not terribly nuanced. The book was written for people who want to understand how someone can believe in a...

    Interesting sociological examination of people Bidwell refers to as "spiritually fluid" individuals. They are people for whom, as he puts it, one religion isn't enough. He is talking about people who identify with and practice more than one religious approach to life. Buddhist-Christia...

    While the author has a personal interest in a person having multiple religions/spiritualities, he is unable to generate any real information or enthusiasm in this reader...there is no major research within the pages...a lot of anecdotal/biographical points, but there is no arrow pointi...

    What I found of value in this book could have filled a pamphlet. If I hadn't been reading it for a book club I would have abandoned it halfway through the introduction. The title is misleading. I was hoping for stories about the lives of spiritually fluid people. Instead the author onl...

    I won a copy of this book. The title sounded interesting, so I put in for it and won. The book is about spiritually fluid people, or people who follow multiple religions (think Christianity and Buddhism). ...

    An interesting book about contemporary religious life. It's full of interesting insight and it's an engagin and fascinating read. Highly recommended! Many thanks to Beacon Press and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    Interesting, more anecdotal than I was expecting/hoping for. ...

    2.5 stars. Interesting, but very repetitive and dry. Would?ve preferred more stories about spiritually fluid people and less academic theory. ...

    Loved it! ...

  • Stephanie
    Dec 10, 2018

    A mix of theorising and personal experience makes this reflective book both a good read and a useful resource. I wouldn't have minded something more academic (in the sense of digging deeper in the theory and giving more detail about the case studies and research mentioned), but this st...

    At last, a favorable book about my kind of people. Under Religion on my hospital patient profile is listed ?Unknown,? since I would not be forced into a one-box category. Bidwell interviews people who are multifaith in practice because of migration, mixed marriages, colonialism/mis...

    I'm a disciple of Christ (LDS) and Buddhism clarifies a lot for me, much like studying Spanish helps me better understand English grammar. Anyway, this thoughtful book appeared at just the right time. If you are a multi-religious person, either by birth or by choice (as in my case), yo...

    As an intentionally multireligious person, I was eager to read this book. I enjoyed the author's non-scholarly approach to a topic that is often handled by academics. Personal interviews by an insider rather than grounded theory generated by curious outsiders. As is my wont with books ...

    I requested a pre-publication review copy of this book some time ago but was denied, and as I had some time available while recuperating from surgery, read it now. As I am still trying to understand why people have one religion, I thought perhaps Mr. Bidwell might have some insight on ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway. I might classify myself as a religious skeptic, curious about religions other than the one I have been a part of throughout my life. I have often thought that religion is an accident of birth. I, sometimes, do what is expected, but, un...

    I picked this up at my library because I'm interested in this topic. When I did my Masters dissertation I looked at the religious identities of people who grew up in interfaith homes. I found that a lot of the individuals follow two (or more) religions not because they find comfort in ...

    This is not a bad book. I think a lot of the ideas explored here are well worth the read, but I did not consistently enjoy it. Some chapters were overly wordy and repetitious, while others were engaging and inspired. My greatest criticism of the book is this: it jumps back and forth...

    I actually never finished the book. I appreciated what the author was trying to do but since I am not the author?s intended audience, I found the book to be too repetitive and not terribly nuanced. The book was written for people who want to understand how someone can believe in a...

    Interesting sociological examination of people Bidwell refers to as "spiritually fluid" individuals. They are people for whom, as he puts it, one religion isn't enough. He is talking about people who identify with and practice more than one religious approach to life. Buddhist-Christia...

    While the author has a personal interest in a person having multiple religions/spiritualities, he is unable to generate any real information or enthusiasm in this reader...there is no major research within the pages...a lot of anecdotal/biographical points, but there is no arrow pointi...

    What I found of value in this book could have filled a pamphlet. If I hadn't been reading it for a book club I would have abandoned it halfway through the introduction. The title is misleading. I was hoping for stories about the lives of spiritually fluid people. Instead the author onl...

    I won a copy of this book. The title sounded interesting, so I put in for it and won. The book is about spiritually fluid people, or people who follow multiple religions (think Christianity and Buddhism). ...

    An interesting book about contemporary religious life. It's full of interesting insight and it's an engagin and fascinating read. Highly recommended! Many thanks to Beacon Press and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    Interesting, more anecdotal than I was expecting/hoping for. ...

    2.5 stars. Interesting, but very repetitive and dry. Would?ve preferred more stories about spiritually fluid people and less academic theory. ...

    Loved it! ...

    Reading this for my presentation on two religions in the home. Brought out some interesting points but tended to be repetitive. ...

    I found this book very interesting due to my story and my conflicted and complicated relationship with religion, As I am Italian it is not easy for me to avoid religion in any case, but I have always considered me more a spiritual than a religious person. So this book gave me some very...

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  • Jenn
    Apr 04, 2019

    A mix of theorising and personal experience makes this reflective book both a good read and a useful resource. I wouldn't have minded something more academic (in the sense of digging deeper in the theory and giving more detail about the case studies and research mentioned), but this st...

    At last, a favorable book about my kind of people. Under Religion on my hospital patient profile is listed ?Unknown,? since I would not be forced into a one-box category. Bidwell interviews people who are multifaith in practice because of migration, mixed marriages, colonialism/mis...

    I'm a disciple of Christ (LDS) and Buddhism clarifies a lot for me, much like studying Spanish helps me better understand English grammar. Anyway, this thoughtful book appeared at just the right time. If you are a multi-religious person, either by birth or by choice (as in my case), yo...

    As an intentionally multireligious person, I was eager to read this book. I enjoyed the author's non-scholarly approach to a topic that is often handled by academics. Personal interviews by an insider rather than grounded theory generated by curious outsiders. As is my wont with books ...

    I requested a pre-publication review copy of this book some time ago but was denied, and as I had some time available while recuperating from surgery, read it now. As I am still trying to understand why people have one religion, I thought perhaps Mr. Bidwell might have some insight on ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway. I might classify myself as a religious skeptic, curious about religions other than the one I have been a part of throughout my life. I have often thought that religion is an accident of birth. I, sometimes, do what is expected, but, un...

    I picked this up at my library because I'm interested in this topic. When I did my Masters dissertation I looked at the religious identities of people who grew up in interfaith homes. I found that a lot of the individuals follow two (or more) religions not because they find comfort in ...

    This is not a bad book. I think a lot of the ideas explored here are well worth the read, but I did not consistently enjoy it. Some chapters were overly wordy and repetitious, while others were engaging and inspired. My greatest criticism of the book is this: it jumps back and forth...

    I actually never finished the book. I appreciated what the author was trying to do but since I am not the author?s intended audience, I found the book to be too repetitive and not terribly nuanced. The book was written for people who want to understand how someone can believe in a...

    Interesting sociological examination of people Bidwell refers to as "spiritually fluid" individuals. They are people for whom, as he puts it, one religion isn't enough. He is talking about people who identify with and practice more than one religious approach to life. Buddhist-Christia...

    While the author has a personal interest in a person having multiple religions/spiritualities, he is unable to generate any real information or enthusiasm in this reader...there is no major research within the pages...a lot of anecdotal/biographical points, but there is no arrow pointi...

    What I found of value in this book could have filled a pamphlet. If I hadn't been reading it for a book club I would have abandoned it halfway through the introduction. The title is misleading. I was hoping for stories about the lives of spiritually fluid people. Instead the author onl...

    I won a copy of this book. The title sounded interesting, so I put in for it and won. The book is about spiritually fluid people, or people who follow multiple religions (think Christianity and Buddhism). ...

  • Adam
    Jan 07, 2019

    A mix of theorising and personal experience makes this reflective book both a good read and a useful resource. I wouldn't have minded something more academic (in the sense of digging deeper in the theory and giving more detail about the case studies and research mentioned), but this st...

    At last, a favorable book about my kind of people. Under Religion on my hospital patient profile is listed ?Unknown,? since I would not be forced into a one-box category. Bidwell interviews people who are multifaith in practice because of migration, mixed marriages, colonialism/mis...

    I'm a disciple of Christ (LDS) and Buddhism clarifies a lot for me, much like studying Spanish helps me better understand English grammar. Anyway, this thoughtful book appeared at just the right time. If you are a multi-religious person, either by birth or by choice (as in my case), yo...

    As an intentionally multireligious person, I was eager to read this book. I enjoyed the author's non-scholarly approach to a topic that is often handled by academics. Personal interviews by an insider rather than grounded theory generated by curious outsiders. As is my wont with books ...

    I requested a pre-publication review copy of this book some time ago but was denied, and as I had some time available while recuperating from surgery, read it now. As I am still trying to understand why people have one religion, I thought perhaps Mr. Bidwell might have some insight on ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway. I might classify myself as a religious skeptic, curious about religions other than the one I have been a part of throughout my life. I have often thought that religion is an accident of birth. I, sometimes, do what is expected, but, un...

    I picked this up at my library because I'm interested in this topic. When I did my Masters dissertation I looked at the religious identities of people who grew up in interfaith homes. I found that a lot of the individuals follow two (or more) religions not because they find comfort in ...

    This is not a bad book. I think a lot of the ideas explored here are well worth the read, but I did not consistently enjoy it. Some chapters were overly wordy and repetitious, while others were engaging and inspired. My greatest criticism of the book is this: it jumps back and forth...

    I actually never finished the book. I appreciated what the author was trying to do but since I am not the author?s intended audience, I found the book to be too repetitive and not terribly nuanced. The book was written for people who want to understand how someone can believe in a...

    Interesting sociological examination of people Bidwell refers to as "spiritually fluid" individuals. They are people for whom, as he puts it, one religion isn't enough. He is talking about people who identify with and practice more than one religious approach to life. Buddhist-Christia...

    While the author has a personal interest in a person having multiple religions/spiritualities, he is unable to generate any real information or enthusiasm in this reader...there is no major research within the pages...a lot of anecdotal/biographical points, but there is no arrow pointi...

    What I found of value in this book could have filled a pamphlet. If I hadn't been reading it for a book club I would have abandoned it halfway through the introduction. The title is misleading. I was hoping for stories about the lives of spiritually fluid people. Instead the author onl...

    I won a copy of this book. The title sounded interesting, so I put in for it and won. The book is about spiritually fluid people, or people who follow multiple religions (think Christianity and Buddhism). ...

    An interesting book about contemporary religious life. It's full of interesting insight and it's an engagin and fascinating read. Highly recommended! Many thanks to Beacon Press and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    Interesting, more anecdotal than I was expecting/hoping for. ...

    2.5 stars. Interesting, but very repetitive and dry. Would?ve preferred more stories about spiritually fluid people and less academic theory. ...

    Loved it! ...

    Reading this for my presentation on two religions in the home. Brought out some interesting points but tended to be repetitive. ...

    I found this book very interesting due to my story and my conflicted and complicated relationship with religion, As I am Italian it is not easy for me to avoid religion in any case, but I have always considered me more a spiritual than a religious person. So this book gave me some very...

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  • J. Trent
    Aug 05, 2019

    A mix of theorising and personal experience makes this reflective book both a good read and a useful resource. I wouldn't have minded something more academic (in the sense of digging deeper in the theory and giving more detail about the case studies and research mentioned), but this st...

    At last, a favorable book about my kind of people. Under Religion on my hospital patient profile is listed ?Unknown,? since I would not be forced into a one-box category. Bidwell interviews people who are multifaith in practice because of migration, mixed marriages, colonialism/mis...

    I'm a disciple of Christ (LDS) and Buddhism clarifies a lot for me, much like studying Spanish helps me better understand English grammar. Anyway, this thoughtful book appeared at just the right time. If you are a multi-religious person, either by birth or by choice (as in my case), yo...

    As an intentionally multireligious person, I was eager to read this book. I enjoyed the author's non-scholarly approach to a topic that is often handled by academics. Personal interviews by an insider rather than grounded theory generated by curious outsiders. As is my wont with books ...

    I requested a pre-publication review copy of this book some time ago but was denied, and as I had some time available while recuperating from surgery, read it now. As I am still trying to understand why people have one religion, I thought perhaps Mr. Bidwell might have some insight on ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway. I might classify myself as a religious skeptic, curious about religions other than the one I have been a part of throughout my life. I have often thought that religion is an accident of birth. I, sometimes, do what is expected, but, un...

    I picked this up at my library because I'm interested in this topic. When I did my Masters dissertation I looked at the religious identities of people who grew up in interfaith homes. I found that a lot of the individuals follow two (or more) religions not because they find comfort in ...

    This is not a bad book. I think a lot of the ideas explored here are well worth the read, but I did not consistently enjoy it. Some chapters were overly wordy and repetitious, while others were engaging and inspired. My greatest criticism of the book is this: it jumps back and forth...

    I actually never finished the book. I appreciated what the author was trying to do but since I am not the author?s intended audience, I found the book to be too repetitive and not terribly nuanced. The book was written for people who want to understand how someone can believe in a...

    Interesting sociological examination of people Bidwell refers to as "spiritually fluid" individuals. They are people for whom, as he puts it, one religion isn't enough. He is talking about people who identify with and practice more than one religious approach to life. Buddhist-Christia...

    While the author has a personal interest in a person having multiple religions/spiritualities, he is unable to generate any real information or enthusiasm in this reader...there is no major research within the pages...a lot of anecdotal/biographical points, but there is no arrow pointi...

    What I found of value in this book could have filled a pamphlet. If I hadn't been reading it for a book club I would have abandoned it halfway through the introduction. The title is misleading. I was hoping for stories about the lives of spiritually fluid people. Instead the author onl...

    I won a copy of this book. The title sounded interesting, so I put in for it and won. The book is about spiritually fluid people, or people who follow multiple religions (think Christianity and Buddhism). ...

    An interesting book about contemporary religious life. It's full of interesting insight and it's an engagin and fascinating read. Highly recommended! Many thanks to Beacon Press and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    Interesting, more anecdotal than I was expecting/hoping for. ...

    2.5 stars. Interesting, but very repetitive and dry. Would?ve preferred more stories about spiritually fluid people and less academic theory. ...

    Loved it! ...

    Reading this for my presentation on two religions in the home. Brought out some interesting points but tended to be repetitive. ...

    I found this book very interesting due to my story and my conflicted and complicated relationship with religion, As I am Italian it is not easy for me to avoid religion in any case, but I have always considered me more a spiritual than a religious person. So this book gave me some very...

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  • Jessica Tress
    May 31, 2019

    A mix of theorising and personal experience makes this reflective book both a good read and a useful resource. I wouldn't have minded something more academic (in the sense of digging deeper in the theory and giving more detail about the case studies and research mentioned), but this st...

    At last, a favorable book about my kind of people. Under Religion on my hospital patient profile is listed ?Unknown,? since I would not be forced into a one-box category. Bidwell interviews people who are multifaith in practice because of migration, mixed marriages, colonialism/mis...

    I'm a disciple of Christ (LDS) and Buddhism clarifies a lot for me, much like studying Spanish helps me better understand English grammar. Anyway, this thoughtful book appeared at just the right time. If you are a multi-religious person, either by birth or by choice (as in my case), yo...

    As an intentionally multireligious person, I was eager to read this book. I enjoyed the author's non-scholarly approach to a topic that is often handled by academics. Personal interviews by an insider rather than grounded theory generated by curious outsiders. As is my wont with books ...

    I requested a pre-publication review copy of this book some time ago but was denied, and as I had some time available while recuperating from surgery, read it now. As I am still trying to understand why people have one religion, I thought perhaps Mr. Bidwell might have some insight on ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway. I might classify myself as a religious skeptic, curious about religions other than the one I have been a part of throughout my life. I have often thought that religion is an accident of birth. I, sometimes, do what is expected, but, un...

    I picked this up at my library because I'm interested in this topic. When I did my Masters dissertation I looked at the religious identities of people who grew up in interfaith homes. I found that a lot of the individuals follow two (or more) religions not because they find comfort in ...

    This is not a bad book. I think a lot of the ideas explored here are well worth the read, but I did not consistently enjoy it. Some chapters were overly wordy and repetitious, while others were engaging and inspired. My greatest criticism of the book is this: it jumps back and forth...

  • Brooke McBeath
    Apr 23, 2019

    A mix of theorising and personal experience makes this reflective book both a good read and a useful resource. I wouldn't have minded something more academic (in the sense of digging deeper in the theory and giving more detail about the case studies and research mentioned), but this st...

    At last, a favorable book about my kind of people. Under Religion on my hospital patient profile is listed ?Unknown,? since I would not be forced into a one-box category. Bidwell interviews people who are multifaith in practice because of migration, mixed marriages, colonialism/mis...

    I'm a disciple of Christ (LDS) and Buddhism clarifies a lot for me, much like studying Spanish helps me better understand English grammar. Anyway, this thoughtful book appeared at just the right time. If you are a multi-religious person, either by birth or by choice (as in my case), yo...

    As an intentionally multireligious person, I was eager to read this book. I enjoyed the author's non-scholarly approach to a topic that is often handled by academics. Personal interviews by an insider rather than grounded theory generated by curious outsiders. As is my wont with books ...

    I requested a pre-publication review copy of this book some time ago but was denied, and as I had some time available while recuperating from surgery, read it now. As I am still trying to understand why people have one religion, I thought perhaps Mr. Bidwell might have some insight on ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway. I might classify myself as a religious skeptic, curious about religions other than the one I have been a part of throughout my life. I have often thought that religion is an accident of birth. I, sometimes, do what is expected, but, un...

    I picked this up at my library because I'm interested in this topic. When I did my Masters dissertation I looked at the religious identities of people who grew up in interfaith homes. I found that a lot of the individuals follow two (or more) religions not because they find comfort in ...

    This is not a bad book. I think a lot of the ideas explored here are well worth the read, but I did not consistently enjoy it. Some chapters were overly wordy and repetitious, while others were engaging and inspired. My greatest criticism of the book is this: it jumps back and forth...

    I actually never finished the book. I appreciated what the author was trying to do but since I am not the author?s intended audience, I found the book to be too repetitive and not terribly nuanced. The book was written for people who want to understand how someone can believe in a...

    Interesting sociological examination of people Bidwell refers to as "spiritually fluid" individuals. They are people for whom, as he puts it, one religion isn't enough. He is talking about people who identify with and practice more than one religious approach to life. Buddhist-Christia...

    While the author has a personal interest in a person having multiple religions/spiritualities, he is unable to generate any real information or enthusiasm in this reader...there is no major research within the pages...a lot of anecdotal/biographical points, but there is no arrow pointi...

    What I found of value in this book could have filled a pamphlet. If I hadn't been reading it for a book club I would have abandoned it halfway through the introduction. The title is misleading. I was hoping for stories about the lives of spiritually fluid people. Instead the author onl...

    I won a copy of this book. The title sounded interesting, so I put in for it and won. The book is about spiritually fluid people, or people who follow multiple religions (think Christianity and Buddhism). ...

    An interesting book about contemporary religious life. It's full of interesting insight and it's an engagin and fascinating read. Highly recommended! Many thanks to Beacon Press and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    Interesting, more anecdotal than I was expecting/hoping for. ...

    2.5 stars. Interesting, but very repetitive and dry. Would?ve preferred more stories about spiritually fluid people and less academic theory. ...

    Loved it! ...

    Reading this for my presentation on two religions in the home. Brought out some interesting points but tended to be repetitive. ...

    I found this book very interesting due to my story and my conflicted and complicated relationship with religion, As I am Italian it is not easy for me to avoid religion in any case, but I have always considered me more a spiritual than a religious person. So this book gave me some very...

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  • Nic
    Jan 04, 2019

    A mix of theorising and personal experience makes this reflective book both a good read and a useful resource. I wouldn't have minded something more academic (in the sense of digging deeper in the theory and giving more detail about the case studies and research mentioned), but this st...

    At last, a favorable book about my kind of people. Under Religion on my hospital patient profile is listed ?Unknown,? since I would not be forced into a one-box category. Bidwell interviews people who are multifaith in practice because of migration, mixed marriages, colonialism/mis...

    I'm a disciple of Christ (LDS) and Buddhism clarifies a lot for me, much like studying Spanish helps me better understand English grammar. Anyway, this thoughtful book appeared at just the right time. If you are a multi-religious person, either by birth or by choice (as in my case), yo...

    As an intentionally multireligious person, I was eager to read this book. I enjoyed the author's non-scholarly approach to a topic that is often handled by academics. Personal interviews by an insider rather than grounded theory generated by curious outsiders. As is my wont with books ...

    I requested a pre-publication review copy of this book some time ago but was denied, and as I had some time available while recuperating from surgery, read it now. As I am still trying to understand why people have one religion, I thought perhaps Mr. Bidwell might have some insight on ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway. I might classify myself as a religious skeptic, curious about religions other than the one I have been a part of throughout my life. I have often thought that religion is an accident of birth. I, sometimes, do what is expected, but, un...

    I picked this up at my library because I'm interested in this topic. When I did my Masters dissertation I looked at the religious identities of people who grew up in interfaith homes. I found that a lot of the individuals follow two (or more) religions not because they find comfort in ...

    This is not a bad book. I think a lot of the ideas explored here are well worth the read, but I did not consistently enjoy it. Some chapters were overly wordy and repetitious, while others were engaging and inspired. My greatest criticism of the book is this: it jumps back and forth...

    I actually never finished the book. I appreciated what the author was trying to do but since I am not the author?s intended audience, I found the book to be too repetitive and not terribly nuanced. The book was written for people who want to understand how someone can believe in a...

    Interesting sociological examination of people Bidwell refers to as "spiritually fluid" individuals. They are people for whom, as he puts it, one religion isn't enough. He is talking about people who identify with and practice more than one religious approach to life. Buddhist-Christia...

    While the author has a personal interest in a person having multiple religions/spiritualities, he is unable to generate any real information or enthusiasm in this reader...there is no major research within the pages...a lot of anecdotal/biographical points, but there is no arrow pointi...

    What I found of value in this book could have filled a pamphlet. If I hadn't been reading it for a book club I would have abandoned it halfway through the introduction. The title is misleading. I was hoping for stories about the lives of spiritually fluid people. Instead the author onl...

    I won a copy of this book. The title sounded interesting, so I put in for it and won. The book is about spiritually fluid people, or people who follow multiple religions (think Christianity and Buddhism). ...

    An interesting book about contemporary religious life. It's full of interesting insight and it's an engagin and fascinating read. Highly recommended! Many thanks to Beacon Press and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    Interesting, more anecdotal than I was expecting/hoping for. ...

    2.5 stars. Interesting, but very repetitive and dry. Would?ve preferred more stories about spiritually fluid people and less academic theory. ...

    Loved it! ...

    Reading this for my presentation on two religions in the home. Brought out some interesting points but tended to be repetitive. ...

    I found this book very interesting due to my story and my conflicted and complicated relationship with religion, As I am Italian it is not easy for me to avoid religion in any case, but I have always considered me more a spiritual than a religious person. So this book gave me some very...

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  • Bribre01
    Feb 22, 2019

    A mix of theorising and personal experience makes this reflective book both a good read and a useful resource. I wouldn't have minded something more academic (in the sense of digging deeper in the theory and giving more detail about the case studies and research mentioned), but this st...

    At last, a favorable book about my kind of people. Under Religion on my hospital patient profile is listed ?Unknown,? since I would not be forced into a one-box category. Bidwell interviews people who are multifaith in practice because of migration, mixed marriages, colonialism/mis...

    I'm a disciple of Christ (LDS) and Buddhism clarifies a lot for me, much like studying Spanish helps me better understand English grammar. Anyway, this thoughtful book appeared at just the right time. If you are a multi-religious person, either by birth or by choice (as in my case), yo...

    As an intentionally multireligious person, I was eager to read this book. I enjoyed the author's non-scholarly approach to a topic that is often handled by academics. Personal interviews by an insider rather than grounded theory generated by curious outsiders. As is my wont with books ...

    I requested a pre-publication review copy of this book some time ago but was denied, and as I had some time available while recuperating from surgery, read it now. As I am still trying to understand why people have one religion, I thought perhaps Mr. Bidwell might have some insight on ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway. I might classify myself as a religious skeptic, curious about religions other than the one I have been a part of throughout my life. I have often thought that religion is an accident of birth. I, sometimes, do what is expected, but, un...

    I picked this up at my library because I'm interested in this topic. When I did my Masters dissertation I looked at the religious identities of people who grew up in interfaith homes. I found that a lot of the individuals follow two (or more) religions not because they find comfort in ...

    This is not a bad book. I think a lot of the ideas explored here are well worth the read, but I did not consistently enjoy it. Some chapters were overly wordy and repetitious, while others were engaging and inspired. My greatest criticism of the book is this: it jumps back and forth...

    I actually never finished the book. I appreciated what the author was trying to do but since I am not the author?s intended audience, I found the book to be too repetitive and not terribly nuanced. The book was written for people who want to understand how someone can believe in a...

    Interesting sociological examination of people Bidwell refers to as "spiritually fluid" individuals. They are people for whom, as he puts it, one religion isn't enough. He is talking about people who identify with and practice more than one religious approach to life. Buddhist-Christia...

    While the author has a personal interest in a person having multiple religions/spiritualities, he is unable to generate any real information or enthusiasm in this reader...there is no major research within the pages...a lot of anecdotal/biographical points, but there is no arrow pointi...

    What I found of value in this book could have filled a pamphlet. If I hadn't been reading it for a book club I would have abandoned it halfway through the introduction. The title is misleading. I was hoping for stories about the lives of spiritually fluid people. Instead the author onl...

    I won a copy of this book. The title sounded interesting, so I put in for it and won. The book is about spiritually fluid people, or people who follow multiple religions (think Christianity and Buddhism). ...

    An interesting book about contemporary religious life. It's full of interesting insight and it's an engagin and fascinating read. Highly recommended! Many thanks to Beacon Press and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    Interesting, more anecdotal than I was expecting/hoping for. ...

    2.5 stars. Interesting, but very repetitive and dry. Would?ve preferred more stories about spiritually fluid people and less academic theory. ...