By Keith Rice 8 min read
Here are the top 10 memoirs of 2017 – some are overlooked gems, others are bestsellers that may have escaped your attention, and all are well worth a look.
By Nathan Gelgud 3 min read
In 1964, Malcolm X took a trip to Mecca that would change his philosophy forever. He returned to the United States determined to walk a more peaceful path.
By Tom Blunt 7 min read
The Muslim poet Rumi remains as popular as ever in the U.S., though too often American readers skate by his roots. Here's what we can really learn from him.
By Cara Cannella 3 min read
In Amir Ahmad Nasr's debut book My Isl@m: How Fundamentalism Stole My Mind -- And Doubt Freed My Soul, the three-time Weblog Award finalist and regular contributor to The Guardian offers context for the overwhelming popularity of the Sufi mystic poet Rumi, born in the early thirteenth-century in what is now Afghanistan.
By Patrick Sauer 11 min read
“The Young Atheist’s Handbook” is the story of how Alom Shaha came to ditch the Koran, quit attending mosque, and grew into a thoughtful non-believer. A mixture of memoir, research, philosophy, and the ponderance of life’s big questions, the book is a clear-eyed, inquisitive, deeply humane examination of how Shaha -- and a growing number of global citizens -- came to follow the path of atheism. He joins us here for a conversation about many of the the ideas raised in the book.