In God€s Name

Misty Brown | 4/8/2009, 3 p.m.

Prophet Moses questioned God, €Who is God?€ In Exodus 3:2 Moses asks, €There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up.€(3:2) Today, believers and non-believers ask this timeless, universal question.

In God€s Name: Wisdom From The World€s Great Spiritual Leaders by award-winning authors and documentary filmmakers Jules Naudet and Gedeon Naudet, with 160 breathtaking photographs by Stephan Crasneanscki, features 12 religious leaders of diverse faith including Pope Benedict XVI, Dr. Frank S. Page, Bishop Mark S. Hanson, The Dali Lama€" Tenzin Gyatso, just to name a few.
The Naudets€ said 9-11 inspired them to write the book. €As with people who come close to dying, we were changed profoundly by the events of 9-11,€ according to an excerpt from In God€s Name. €We began to realize that at a time when religious understanding and tolerance are needed the most, the spiritual leaders of the world remain for the most part unseen and unheard.€

In God€s Name includes autobiographical sketches, photographs of the leaders and the leaders€ answers to questions-each entry reveals their unique mindset.

€Who is God?€ Dr. Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, said €God is the center of my being. He is the center of the universe. He is the center of my heart.€

The prominent Shiite Muslim leader Fadlallah said, €I see God in the sun that rises and the moon that glows, in the river that runs, in the wide sea and in every human being living his life.€

Bishop Hanson, presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and president of the Lutheran World Federation noted, €I don€t think anyone knows God.€