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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 082723029X, Paperback)In Search of the Kite Runner looks at the basic themes that make The Kite Runner (Riverhead Books, 2003) such a fascinating and thought-provoking story. Written from a Christian perspective, In Search of the Kite Runner begins with the rudiments of Islamic faith and the Islam of Afghanistan. Hayes brings to light the complexities of interpersonal and intrafamily relationships and examines the impact that power, guilt, and the quest for forgiveness and redemption can have on our lives
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"Khaled Hosseini's best-selling novel The Kite Runner (Riverhead Books, 2003) shows an Afghanistan rich in tradition and culture, but torn apart by war and political strife. In Search of the Kite Runner examines from a Christian perspective the universal themes of the novel that make it such a fascinating and thought-provoking story and that make it a personal book for anyone living with regrets or remorse." "Author Judi Slayden Hayes compares Hosseini's graphic story of Amir and Hassan to stories of American literary figures, biblical patriarchs, and New Testament figures. She explores the quest for forgiveness and redemption, the meaning of a father's blessing, the complexities of intrafamily and other interpersonal relationships, the horror of abusive power, and the lifelong effects of shame and guilt. The book also looks at the rudiments of Islamic faith in Afghanistan and how the religion has given identity to the Afghan people." "In Search of the Kite Runner probes our perceptions about the connections between doing good and being religious. Questions throughout the book help us reflect further individually or in a small group on how the novel's themes relate to our lives."--BOOK JACKET.
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