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God in the Qur'an

God in Three Classic Scriptures
Narrated by: Peter Altschuler
Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
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"Reading this book could be a crucial step out of ignorance at a time of rising Islamophobia." (Ron Charles, The Washington Post)

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of God: A Biography, an erudite, hugely informative portrait of the God of Islam, the world's second largest, fastest-growing, and perhaps most tragically misunderstood religion.

Who is Allah? What makes Him unique? And what does He ask of those who submit to His teachings? In the spirit of his Pulitzer Prize-winning God, a trailblazing "biography" of the protagonist of the Old Testament, and Christ, his brilliant portrait of biblical Jesus, acclaimed religious scholar Jack Miles undertakes to answer these questions with his characteristic perspicacity, intelligence, and command of the subject. Miles depicts a "character" less mercurial than Yahweh, less ready to forgive than Christ, and yet emphatically part of their traditions. The God of the Qur'an revises and perfects: His purpose is to make whole what had been corrupted or lost from the practices and scriptures of the earlier Abrahamic religions. Setting passages from the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Qur'an side by side, Miles illuminates what is unique about Allah, His teachings and His temperament, and in doing so revises that which is false, distorted, or simply absent from our conception of the heart of Islam. Miles writes, "I hope [that by reading this book] you may find it a little easier to trust the Muslim next door, thinking of him as someone whose religion, after all, may not be so wildly unreasonable that someone holding to it could not be a trusted friend."

©2018 Jack Miles (P)2018 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

“A highly readable, unbiasedly comparative, and elegantly insightful study of the Quran.... Miles gets to the core of the Abrahamic matrix.” (Mustafa Akyol, The New York Times Book Review)

“Miles’ unique talent for writing about religion won him a Pulitzer Prize for God: A Biography, and now the scholar has written a study of Allah.... Miles’ book is a road map toward interfaith understanding.” (The National Book Review)

“Keenly interesting, incisive...[An] illuminating critique.” (Booklist, starred review)

“In its stunning scope, its forensic analysis, and its lofty message, God in the Qur’an has no predecessor and no competitor among books that scan the horizon of Abrahamic scriptures. At once accessible and challenging, the Biblical/Qur'anic narratives are recounted here with clarity and conviction. The reader - whether religious or non-religious, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, or atheist - is offered a new vista into divine-human encounters evoked by one of their most skilled interpreters, Jack Miles. A milestone of literary and theological scholarship.” (Bruce Bennett Lawrence, author of The Koran in English)

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Appreciated the opportunity for a comparison of similar content found in both the Quran and the Bible. Inspired to hear the author's other book on the subjects.

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Comparison between the Holy Bible and Holy Qur'an

A very well written and narrated comparison between the Holy Bible and the Holy Qur'an. The author is non biased in his comparison . A great study guide.

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