The Tenth Parallel

It seems like anti-Islam sentiment is at an all-time high since the attacks on the World Trade Center. We can disagree on whether a mosque should be built five feet or five miles from the site of the attacks, but it's plain that inter-relgion relations are a hot topic.

One recent book that provides insight and clarity on the issue is Eliza Griswold's The Tenth Parallel, the title of which refers to a line of latitude that is a front line between Christians and Muslims--a place where those populations come into contact with eachother daily.

Publishers Weekly just ran a fascinating article in their Religion Update issue which spotlighted The Tenth Parallel. I hope the article will encourage you and your patrons to read the book and challenge their perceptions!

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