“...a noble tale of love between two souls whose hearts are molds for each other and everyone else. As Rumi says "'Love is a bridge between you and everything.'" Their love was vast and rose above the physical world in seeking oneness.” -- Salma Arastu, Turning Rumi
“...a fast-moving, page-turning adventure tale, but is also very much more: an exciting exploration of relationships between Judaism and Islam, a delicately portrayed love story, some erudite but accessible conspiracy theories, and even a couple of medical mysteries, all converging to a beautiful climax. I was deeply moved by this book.” -- Rabbi Jonathan Omer-Man, Founder of Metivta: A Center for Contemplative Judaism
“A fast paced, exciting plot developing real Muslim and Jewish characters with great love and care. This is what our interfaith world needs.” -- Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar, translator, The Sublime Quran
About the Author
SARAH ISAIAS, MD, has devoted her life to medicine, religious studies, writing, sports, and family. Like the famous physician, and her most cherished role model, the great Rabbi Moses Maimonides, her writing elucidates the paradoxes of a belief system that sees no incompatibility between science and religion, reason and faith. Her ideas introduce the new metaphors of scientific discovery into the fabric of literary narrative, transforming and modernizing ancient archetypes. For over a quarter of a century, Dr. Isaias has dedicated her work to the underserved, caring for America’s medically-uninsured in an inner-city clinic. She has, more recently, turned her attention to another critical need – the pursuit of peace between peoples. Dr. Isaias is a family physician, and received her Masters degree in Jewish Studies from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. She is a scholar of world religions, a lover of sacred text, a distance runner, a musician, and a songwriter. After raising five children, she lives alone now with her husband of thirty years, and they are expecting their first grandchild in spring of 2017.