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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 27 days 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 1 month 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 6 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 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