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Post time 2010-12-3 08:20:46 |Display all floors
What are you reading these days? Anything good?

I've just started Heinz Konsalik's The Changed Face. Gut-wrenching story about a German soldier who lost half his face in a mine explosion.

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Post time 2010-12-3 22:09:23 |Display all floors
Konzalik? I somehow knew you are into "Trivialliteratur"(cheap literature)^^
Patria est ubicunque bene/Obsequium amicos, veritas odium parit

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Post time 2010-12-5 14:23:38 |Display all floors
Do you mean *pulp fiction*? I wonder why Konsalik is considered trivial. He writes very well and the story is well-researched and moving.

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Post time 2010-12-5 14:44:10 |Display all floors
Originally posted by nebula1 at 2010-12-3 08:20
What are you reading these days? Anything good?

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Post time 2010-12-5 15:43:40 |Display all floors

Struggling to Surrender

Struggling to Surrender: Some Impressions of an American Convert to Islam
Jeffrey Lang (Author)
Product Details
Paperback: 242 pages
Publisher: Amana Publications; 2 Revised edition (January 1, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0915957264
ISBN-13: 978-0915957262
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces

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Have you ever read the novel God-father ?
Reading it again recalls me of the old days.
Film is OK . But I love these words better.

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Post time 2010-12-5 15:47:03 |Display all floors

Understanding Islam ( for Muslims and Non-Muslims)

Struggling to surrender is a remarkable book.
It is an easy and interesting read yet it is full of new perspectives and profound thoughts.
Dr. Lang discusses many concepts that I myself have struggled with for years like faith and reason, why bad things happen to good people, destiny and fate, and the purpose of life.
He also discusses controversial topics like the place of Prophet Mohammad traditions (Hadith), women in Islam, Jihad and apostasy. Throughout he presents his ideas in a knowledgeable and logical way and supports them with verses from the Holy Qoran.
The English translation of the Qoran that Dr. Lang uses is also one of the excellent features of his book.  
"Struggling to surrender", I believe, presents Islam in its original pure and uncorrupted form.
This book will touch your heart, stimulate your mind and change your life because it will guide you to the true spirit and essence of Islam as manifested in the Holy Qoran.
Dr. Lang quotes one of the well-known Muslim writers as saying " Islam has the best religion and the worst believers".
I think this is absolutely true. I have turned away from Islam at one point because of misconceptions that came from watching and listening to " Muslim brothers and sisters" preaching their version of Isalm.
I have to say that it is the version that dominates the Arab/ Muslim world today (an extreme form was the Taliban).
After years of struggling myself, my salvage came through the Qoran.
It was God's mercy that led me to read and study the Qoran cover to cover and find true Islam.   
Although this book is directed at American Muslims, I think it is a must read for all Muslims and also for Non-Muslims who want to learn about Islam.
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