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A New Song
by Sarah Isaias (Goodreads Author)
A dangerous quest. A timeless love. A thrilling story. Searching the world for the key to humanity s redemption, a Muslim poet and a Jewish doctor explore the historical and metaphysical origins of the Abrahamic traditions. After travelling across Europe and the Middle East and facing off against shadowy conspirators and violent extremists, they discover a truth that is po ...more
Paperback, 409 pages
Published by Derusha Publishing LLC
(first published June 1st 2011)
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I picked up this book with a bit of uncertainty of what to expect. I've done quite a bit of reading on religion and I can have some very strong views, so I was really hoping to see how the author tackled the subjects in this book, and on the whole? Very well. I really enjoyed it. Once I got over my indecision about how Yakub should be pronounced anyway - I originally plumped for yah-cub over yah-koob; though i do think the latter came more to usage when I watched Match of the Day with Yakubu sco ...more
In A New Song, Sarah Isaias unites a delightfully unlikely pair of protagonists, a Jewish doctor and Muslim poet, and confronts them with one of the most difficult challenges of all time: to try and find a poem that is the key to humanity's redemption. Their travels take them through romantic villages of Europe, the ancient pyramids of Egypt, and the holy cities of the Middle East. A budding romance ensues as this heroic couple works together to overcome dangerous opposition from an ancient cult ...more
I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway, and admit that I set it aside for another day. Too bad I did because I really enjoyed the story that unfolded, at times a bit slow, but told beautifully through the eyes of Dr. Rachel Roseman al-Shadi. She inadvertantly meets Yakub in the bed next to one of her patients, and an instant conection between them forms. In meeting with Yakub's family they embark on a journey to find a poem that is the key to the redemtion of humanity. Along their journey ...more
This is beautifully written to cross the boundaries of Islam and Judaism and Christianity and show a unity in all things. I love the list of beliefs on p. 97. The style is similar to The DaVinci code and makes it very difficult to put down, even for just a moment! There were a few minor editing errors but overall it is pretty solid. I loved the character development and the depth of the plot. I highly recommend this book!
SARAH ISAIAS is a family physician who, for the past 20 years, has worked in an inner-city clinic caring for the medically-uninsured. More recently, she has been drawn to the intensive study of religion, in particular the Abrahamic faiths traditions, with the intention of making a contribution to interfaith efforts to foster peace and understanding between peoples. She is currently pursuing a mast ...moreMore about Sarah Isaias...