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I've read this book three times and still return to it often
on August 23, 1998
Of the many dozens of books that I have read on world religions, this one best expresses the beauty and sanity of the perennial philosophy. As a British diplomat who converted to Islam, Mr. Eaton is unique in his ability to convey some of the more complicated aspects of Islam in a comprehensive and palatable manner to the Western reader. The beauty of his prose is memorable, as evidenced by my copious underlining that adorns almost every page in the book. I often sensed that I was reading the thoughts of a visionary who happened to be a scholar. No matter what your faith (I am a Roman Catholic), or lack thereof, this book will move you and challenge you to view the religious dimension of man in a more profound manner. I simply can't recommend it enough!