Saffron Cross J. Dana Trent

Award-Winning Finalist in
2014 USA Book Awards
Religion: Christianity category

 

Acclaim for Saffron Cross

Saffron Cross is an excellent book, one that will interest readers who want to know more about Christianity, the Baptist denomination, Hinduism, or how people who subscribe to different theologies can respect, learn from, and love one another.”
Congregational Libraries Today (published by Church and Synagogue Library Association)

“Trent puts a human, and often humorous, face on the growing reality of interfaith marriage. From her struggles to become a vegetarian to her Hindu husband’s efforts to understand prayer, Trent’s account reveals a partnership that succeeds in mutual respect and love.”
–Jana Riess, author of Flunking Sainthood: A Year of Breaking the Sabbath, Forgetting to Pray, and Still Loving My Neighbor and The Twible

“Trent’s remarkable memoir is a compelling exploration of love at the edge of the spirit. Her story points toward a revolution in brand-name religion that may be a hallmark of America’s religious landscape in the not-too-distant future. I heartily recommend that you read this book.”
–Rabbi Rami M. Shapiro
Author, poet, liturgist, and director, One River Foundation

“Trent takes an exceptional story and makes it somehow universal. Funny, endearing, challenging, and illuminating, Saffron Cross describes the interfaith future of our global village.”
–Susan Katz Miller
author of Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family

 
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September 29, 2015

How Meditation Changed My Life

Photo of J. Dana Trent by Jim Harris

Photo of J. Dana Trent by Jim Harris

In Saffron Cross, I wrote about my husband's morning devotional ... read more

 
 

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  1. […] is an ordained minister and graduate of Duke Divinity School. Her first book, the award-winning Saffron Cross: The Unlikely Story of How a Christian Minister Married a Hindu Monk, was published by Fresh Air Books, an imprint of Upper Room Books. Dana is married to Fred Eaker, a […]

  2. […] is an ordained minister and graduate of Duke Divinity School. Her first book, the award-winning Saffron Cross: The Unlikely Story of How a Christian Minister Married a Hindu Monk, was published by Fresh Air Books, an imprint of Upper Room Books. Dana blogs at […]