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I highly recommend the book for every person interested in learning about the true Islam.
Reza Aslan's historically accurate, factually filled and story like writing style makes this book a page turner as well as a very informative trip through Islam.
As a muslim woman who had been conflicted between my personal beliefs and the current interpretation of Islam, this book was a breath of fresh air.
Reza's writing is highly approachable. The way he approaches history is meticulous, accesible, and englightining without every being pedantic. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stephanie
Reza "gets it." It is that simple. Western policy makers and countless pundits have failed to understand what Reza Aslan rather eloquently does understand. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Robert Kavanaugh
Reza did a god job with this, I would prefer a more condensed version with fewer opinions more like the the Zealot but I understand his compulsion to educate the reader with... Read morePublished 7 months ago by William B. Casteel
While the book gives a good overview of Muslim history and the sequence of events there are some unfortunate problems. Read morePublished 8 months ago by tIm
This is a well written history and explanation of Islam. It is a good guide to Christians, Jews if they want to understand the perspecive of the Islam Religion and its impact on... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Don Rogers
I chose the number of stars based on my feelings that this book and other books must be read by the American Public. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Rudythegreat
Not your in-depth analysis but good broad coverage on various thought within Islam. Recommended for people who want to get a better understanding on various sects beliefs and how... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Eternity 8
Aslan writes an apologia for Islam that while it has certain truths about Islam, nonetheless cuts corners on history, religion and culture to put a "smiley face" on this... Read morePublished 11 months ago by S. J. Snyder