"The book is a lovely weaving together of Brad's experience and erudition, the personal and the interreligious. From the opening pages regarding his son, it has an intimate and even confessional quality to it. I am sure it will be much appreciated."
--Francis X. Clooney, Director, Center for the Study of World Religion, Harvard Divinity School
"The phrase 'World's Religions' conjures up a global, rather theoretical discussion of the Big Five of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. We anticipate . . . they will 'clash.' None of that here! Here we get the self-disclosing, self-giving witness of Brad: priest, poet, observer, witness lover of the earth, sinner, lover of his son Eric, expansive believer. . . .[O]ne is struck by Brad's modesty [and] his courage in truth-telling. His book is a generous invitation to all of us . . . to find our True Self."
--Walter Brueggemann, Professor of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary
"As I began to read, I was fascinated by the rhythm of the words and the ideas they evoked. Slowly, words and ideas gave way to feelings; then, feelings to simply being present to my own surroundings. I suspect that this is part of what Karelius intends. This is a book that insists on savoring, and persists in rewarding us when we do."
--Denise Carmody, Jesuit Chair of Religious Studies, Santa Clara University
"In the great American tradition of road books, Brad Karelius has written a lovely little memoir whose title might be On the Road with the World's Great Religions. Take it along on your next road trip, read a chapter each night (they're short), and see if you don't like where it takes you."
--Jack Miles, General Editor, The Norton Anthology of World Religions