Yes, and I have recommended it to many friends. It explains Islam and what we can do to combat the creeping Islamization of the West. It is the story of a brave man that we can all relate to.
I loved it and I will probably buy the hardcover version as well because the quotes used were so perfectly suited to the chapters that I would like to incorporate them into my vocabulary.
I would sum up The Secret Life of Bees with the words: true, wise, and touching.
The most memorable moment for me was when Lily had bees swarming around her and she didn't flinch but floated mentally to another place and was able to keep calm and become "one" with the bees.
There are so many gems in this book. Each word drips with sweet truth against the backdrop of bitter racism. The book doesn't focus on "racism" beyond the matter of fact reality of living in the south during that era.
August is the most memorable character for me. Salt of the earth sweetened with a lifetime of honey.
Please read or listen to this book before you see the movie. You will be touched, moved, and uplifted by this glorious work of art.
This is one of the best explanations of the 60's and the radical mindset. You will find yourself constantly saying, "Ahaa! Now I understand!"
This book is like a Rosh Hashana Challa, sweet, complete, and satisfying. Perhaps a bit like Passover with some bitter herbs as well. But no life is complete without that. You feel the wholeness of life, living, and dying, betrayal and disbelief, hope and perseverance.
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