The best way to learn about the Experifaith model is to read the book, but here is a short outline to get you started. The model sets aside the narrative aspects of religion, the stories of who said what to whom, where it happened, what it means and so on, not because the stories are unimportant, but because they are not the same across religions.
The Two Paths of Experience
The model identifies and validates the two major experiential paths that are found in all religions and spiritual traditions. The path of Oneness is internal in nature and focuses on detaching from all the elements that are not permanently present. It values peace of mind, tranquility, witnessing, being in the moment, and unity. The path of Goodness, on the other hand, is external in nature and focuses on increasing the capacity for love, compassion, and empathy, which is why it is the more common of the two in the world's religions.
Connected Yet Separate
Having identified these two major paths, the model shows how they have existed side-by-side for millennia. They are connected, but they are not the same. The path of Oneness is non-dual in nature while the path of Goodness is firmly established in duality. If Oneness is a coin, then Goodness is one side of that coin. If Oneness is the ocean, then Goodness is a set of benign waves. If Oneness is the color spectrum, then Goodness is only represented by the bright and the beautiful colors. We should accept each path on its own merits rather than try to make them the same or argue that one is better than the other.
Spiritual Action Categories
Finally, the model identifies four spiritual actions categories that are found in all of the world's religions and on most spiritual paths. They are (1) experimentation, which involves practices such as prayer, meditation, and rituals, (2) contemplation, everything from reading and deep thinking to writing and engaging in dialogue, (3) love, including all actions that nurture love and the actions that spring from love, and (4) service, which is found in some form in all places of worship.
This is what the final version of the Experifaith model looks like.
Who Has Benefitted?
The people who have benefitted most from this model (so far) are; the faithful, people of all faiths who have used the model to reconnect to the experiential aspects of their faith; the nones, people who identify as spiritual-but-nonreligious who have used the model to see if their spiritual approach is truly and inclusive; and interfaith activists who have used the model to facilitate an new type of interfaith dialogue.