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THE ENRICHMENT HOUR with Mike Schwager

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BONNIE JONES REYNOLDS – Author, The Magdalen…and Humane Animal Advocate/Caretaker In the first half hour, my guest is Bonnie Jones Reynolds, Co-Founder of Spring Farm CARES, a humane animal sanctuary; and author of the new book The Magdalen. Spring Farm CARES is located in Clinton, NY and is home to about 250-300 animals. The dogs and cats live in rooms furnished like living rooms, enjoying as much of a "home" atmosphere as possible. Animals not adopted are guaranteed a home here for life. Spring Farm CARES is not just a physical place. It is a philosophy and a way of life. Bonnie Jones Reynolds is also the author of The Magdalen, which raises a new and different picture of Jesus. Who was he really and what was his message? Reynolds embarked on decades of both scholarly and spiritual study, searching for the Truth regarding Jesus. “Most of what I came to believe to be the Truth of the matter is so startling,” says Reynolds, “that I chose to present it in a novel. MARYAM KABEER FAYE, JEWISH-BORN CONVERT TO SUFI/ISLAM, AUTHOR, "JOURNEY THROUGH TEN THOUSAND VEILS" In the second half hour, I interview Maryam Kabeer Faye, author of the award-winning book, "Journey Through Ten Thousand Veils: the Alchemy of Transformation on the Sufi Path." For many people, the word 'Islam' conjures up images of violence, suicide bombings and holy war. But not for Maryam Kabeer Faye, a Jewish-born American. She believes the religion she adopted after a long spiritual journey represents peace, love and mercy. "It's kind of the interior illumination of the practices of Islam, which bring out the best in it. That is the love, the mercy, the kindness, wisdom, light," says Kabeer Faye. "And so that was the destiny that was marked for me, that was decreed for me." Kabeer Faye acknowledges that while many believe Islam is a violent religion, the Islam she knows and embraces is a religion of mercy and compassion.

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