I have read the book in its entirety--I read it in less than a week, because I got it on interlibrary loan, and I am going to jump in again tonight and make a few notes for my memory.
This book is excellent, and in my opinion is a must-read for anyone interested in comparative studies of the "Big Three," the Middle East mess, or their neighbors of different religions. It is not specifically about any of these, in fact it transcends them. It is a wonderful book. Especially after reading and participating on some of the threads of late in Spirituality, I think we'd do well to all have a read, and then talk. The author's obvious love for his new (non-Jewish) friends is so present throughout the book, keeping his perspective sincere and genuine.
He presents the whole range of "types" within faiths--those who live secularly, those who look to commune, those who wish to exclude and isolate. He shows those who have faith in love, and those who have lost faith. And he makes it easy to see the POV of most of the players. In fact, while reading his discussions with some of the Christians, I almost fully understood where you (pl) find your peace in Trinitarian belief.
And that, in itself, makes this book extraordinary. Please read it.