Few things have moved so many, for so long, and so powerfully, as the need for God. This is the story of a young American Catholic university student who became a Muslim interpreter in the Middle East. A spiritual odyssey of philosophical readings, working at sea, and traveling abroad, it is above all an encounter with people, from weathered fishermen, to worldly professors, to veiled women in Egypt. In a world in which men are deemed bound by their earliest enculturation, it tells the unforgettable tale of a one man’s farewell to Christianity, passage through atheism, and finding of the Divine Reality in an Arabic revelation sent down in Mecca fourteen centuries ago.
About the Author
Nuh Ha Mim Keller is the author and translator of the acclaimed work Reliance of the Traveller, a manual of Islamic law. He has read Islamic jurisprudence, hadith, and other traditional sciences with sheikhs in Damascus, Syria, and in Amman, Jordan, where he has lived since 1979 and currently writes and teaches.