We had three people recommend this book in the same week!
Ruth Smith Meyer of Listowel, Brenda Wood of Innisfil, and Donna Fawcett.
Name of book: Mohamed’s Moon
Name of author: Keith Clemons
Name of publisher: Realms
Genre: Fiction; Suspense
About the book:
Ruth: Two brothers separated at birth grow up worlds apart. Outwardly, they’re exactly alike, but inwardly one is a devotee of fundamentalist Islam; the other a Christian. In this modern-day story, the lines are drawn not just over whose God is right, but also over the fact that they’re both in love with the same girl.
In his award-winning style, author Keith Clemons delivers a profound comparison between Christianity and Islam. Mohamed’s Moon will plunge you into a world where hatred and heinous acts are justified. But if hatred is potent, it pales in comparison to the power of God’s love.
Brenda: Twin boys are separated at birth and raised in completely different worlds. Identical in looks they are worlds apart in ideology and lifestyle. On top of that they are in love with the same girl. A fundamentalist Islam plot to bring down the United States government twists and turns through the background.
Donna: This book tells a story of twins separated at birth and reunited in a strange set of circumstances. One is a devout Muslim, the other a Christian. This high speed story follows the fundamental similarities and differences of both faiths but weaves an exciting tale at the same time.
How did you find out about the book?
Ruth: From the author
Brenda: The Word Guild e-mail conversation
Donna: I reviewed it for my website and for public review
What did you like about it?
Ruth: I like the way Keith Clemons picks up the challenge of wrestling with current issues and turns them into intriguing and gripping novels which also inform and challenge the reader to greater understanding.
Brenda: I am the Agatha Christie tea cozy type reader so this book is not one I would have picked out on my own. However, I was immediately hooked. It’s a fast-paced novel. The character development is excellent. I felt like I was right in the centre of the action. I learned a lot about the Muslim world and believe I am better equipped to share Jesus with a Muslim friend.
Donna: I liked the deep research that went into it making the story so very real.
Who do you think would most benefit from reading this book?
Ruth: Clemons brings to light the mind-set of a militant Islam in a way that enlightens the North American mind, while at the same time shining a light on the extravagance and misplaced values of our society. Mohamed’s Moon can help any open-minded person to a better understanding of what it means to follow Christ and his teachings.
Brenda: Suspense readers, evangelists, ordinary folks who just want to understand their Muslim neighbour.
Donna: Anyone, really, but especially those of Muslim faith who are considering Christianity.
Where can others find it?
Any other comments?
Ruth: If you read this book, you’ll probably want to find his others, if you haven’t read them yet. Look for Angel in the Alley, These Little Ones, Above the Stars and If I Should Die.
Brenda: A great read. I will be looking for Keith Clemon’s earlier books.
Donna: It never ceases to amaze me how Keith Clemons can put out story after story that puts him in line for the next book award. Well done!
Thanks for all your recommendations! I’ve read a few of Keith’s other novels and look forward to getting my hands on this one.
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