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A funny thing happened to Mary Blye Howe when she went looking for insights about her Christianity. She found a deeper Christian faith through the unlikeliest of venues: Jewish houses of worship. She describes her journey in A Baptist Among the Jews (Jossey-Bass, July).
Crowing up Southern Baptist, Howe says, "I pretty much accepted everything I was told." After joining a Cooperative Baptist congregation in her early 40s, she found a new way of looking at scripture that was more imaginative and thoughtful. "Before, I just had pat answers," Howe says. "And then, Cod came out of Cod's box."
That process accelerated five years ago when Howe went to an …