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Zealot by Reza Aslan
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3.5 stars

I found this to be an interesting and engaging, if not, however, terribly illuminating book. That being said, I am now interested in reading the author's newer book "God", to see him take on another aspect of religion. It is clear Aslan is devoted to researching a subject matter and adept at weaving in his own interpretation and philosophical analysis. He is a good writer and thoughtful, too, which made this a worthwhile read. It's not revolutionary, but it is thought-provoking and I'm glad I gave it a try, as it's really unlike my usual choice of reading material.


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Reading Progress

December 4, 2018 – Started Reading
December 4, 2018 – Shelved
December 4, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
December 9, 2018 – Shelved as: non-fiction
December 9, 2018 – Finished Reading

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Mary Ann I liked this book as well as Aslan's No God But God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam though I haven't yet read God: A
Human History. You might check out Colm Tóibín’s novella, The Testament of Mary. I reviewed it in 2014.


Malia Mary Ann wrote: "I liked this book as well as Aslan's No God But God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam though I haven't yet read God: A
Human History. You might check out Colm Tóibín’s novella, The Test..."


I'll take a look at those, thanks, Mary Ann!


Mary Ann Malia wrote: "Mary Ann wrote: "I liked this book as well as Aslan's No God But God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam though I haven't yet read God: A
Human History. You might check out Colm Tóibín’s ..."

If you're interested in Islam, I highly recommend Ayaan Hirsi Ali's Infidel, Nomad, and Heretic. She is a powerful voice with a compelling personal story. I reviewed the first two at some length (just a sentence or two on the third) a couple of years ago.


Malia Mary Ann wrote: "Malia wrote: "Mary Ann wrote: "I liked this book as well as Aslan's No God But God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam though I haven't yet read God: A
Human History. You might check out ..."


Thanks, I'll check them out!


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