I am excited to share the news of author Qasim Rashid’s forthcoming book Talk To Me: The 5 Conversations We Need To Have But Aren’t, available in November 2015 in time for the holiday season. Rashid describes Talk To Me on his Facebook page as “a new kind of book with a new exciting approach to story telling.” The Kickstarter campaign that has a detailed account of what Talk To Me is about will be launched soon. Stay tuned.
If you enjoyed Rashid’s first book The Wrong Kind of Muslim: An Untold Story of Persecution and Perseverance (Qasim Rashid, 2013) you will love Talk To Me. The Wrong Kind of Muslim is one of the best books I have ever read; its beautiful narrative and powerful message of pluralism and universal freedom of conscience lifts the heart and opens the mind. You can see my review of it here. Also, Rashid’s second book EXTREMIST: A Response to Geert Wilders & Terrorists Everywhere is a must-read because it debunks anti-Muslim extremists head-on and provides readers with a powerful tool extremists don’t have – knowledge of Islam. It is worth adding that Extremist is an Amazon #1 Best Seller on Islam!
Talk To Me is bound to be successful just like Rashid’s first two books. I am honored to be among the authors and scholars who have contributed a chapter. Contributors include Lee Weissman, also known by his Twitter handle “@JihadiJew,” attorney Rabia Chaudry, and my friend Dr. Kashif N. Chaudhry, among other notable leaders of diverse social backgrounds.
Theologian Karen Leslie Hernandez, who has also contributed a chapter to Talk To Me, said on her Facebook page that Talk To Me “is bound to make ground in the importance of dialogue and more, it’ll make you think.”
Could not have said it better myself.