Sunday, October 22, 2006

A great new book

In my quest to learn everything I need to know about living in Jakarta, I bought this book.
A complete guide to understanding Islam, by Yahiya Emerick

I am only a third of the way through it so far, but I am finding it fascinating! The author does seem to have a slight bias, yet the writing is very factual and interesting. When I have finished I will have to list out the main facts that I have learnt. Islam appears to be a very honourable, peaceful religion that I will enjoy hearing about.

On a completely different wavelength, I have just finished the latest Scarpetta novel from Patricia Cornwell. I love this series and always enjoy catching up with the characters, but was not as satisfied as I usually am.


Laurel Wreath said...

I would encourage you to read differing opinions on Islam to get the whole picture.

patung said...

Yes, I'd read around a bit more, reading the 'very honourable, peaceful' bit just about caused an accident with my coffee.