Passion: Writing. Subject Matter: His books explore the inner symbolic meaning of the great stories in the Greek myths, the Bible, and the Qur’an. Goal: To promote spiritual wisdom, religious tolerance, and peace. Last Book: The Beauty and Nobility of Life: The Restoration of Meaning in a World Overwhelmed by Commercialism, Scientism, and Fundamentalism. Why an Interfaith Minister? “I was raised Jewish, married a Protestant minister, and for the last five years my daughter has been dating a wonderful Muslim boy.