Review: Muhammad by Deepak Chopra

DenaOctober 7, 2010

Recently, I was asked to review Deepak Chopra’s latest book, Muhammad—A Story of the Last Prophet. For a long time, I have been interested to learn more about Muhammad and the Islamic religion and so, I was very excited to oblige. This book is different than much of Deepak’s popular “self-help” work. Muhammad is a mixture of history & fiction. The story is told through the voices of different narrators—A Christian hermit mystic, a Bedouin wet nurse, and a religious rebel in Mecca.

The first—and perhaps most important—thing that I learned in reading Muhammad—A Story of the Last Prophet is that the word Island literally means peace. The author has stated his hopes that readers will come away with a better understanding of the origins of Islam and who Mohammed really was. “And a cure for us-vs.-them thinking.” This is the critical importance of the book in my opinion.

Not a day goes by when we do not hear something of the cultural/religious battle that is raging in our world. It is also my hope that this book will serve as a bridge, carrying people toward tolerance, love, and acceptance. It is only with knowledge that we can expel fear-based ignorance and fill our hearts with wisdom & light.

Note to readers: Because I was given a free, advanced copy of this book to review, I am giving it away to one of my lovely readers! Simply leave a comment telling with your name & email. I will select one commenter at random to receive my copy.

Comments (6)

  • Ezra Gardener

    October 8, 2010 at 3:35 am

    Review: Muhammad by Deepak Chopra: Recently, I was asked to review Deepak Chopra's latest book, Muhammad—A Story o…

  • Dena Botbyl

    October 8, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Review: Muhammad by Deepak Chopra & a FREE Book Give Away — leave a comment to enter!

  • Dena Botbyl

    October 8, 2010 at 11:34 am

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  • Stacey

    October 9, 2010 at 3:32 am

    Deepak Chopra is a beautiful soul in this world, I love all of his works! It would be a treat to win a copy of this book.

    1. Dena

      October 10, 2010 at 9:16 am

      @ Stacey – I couldn’t agree more — he is a beautiful soul, indeed. Good luck & so far your odds of winning look excellent. 😉


  • Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours

    October 10, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Thanks for being a part of this book tour. I’m glad to see you enjoyed the book and that you learned something new!

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