Religion played some pivotal roles in the stories of Henrietta Lacks' family as told in this work. As the author, a Jewish woman, gets more involved in the search to learn more about Henrietta's life and family, she has several dramatic encounters with Lacks' family's Christian faith. In a dramatic prayer experience with Deborah and her cousin, and in a worship service at Sonny's grand-daughter's baptism, particularly, Christian prayer and worship plays a powerful role in helping the family make sense of the complicated issues they're struggling through.
In these two situations or in others in the book, how does religion play a role in the story? How is it alike or different from your own theology, practice and faith?