Posted By trish on August 20, 2010
• Hardcover: 288 pages
• Publisher: HarperOne (September 21, 2010)
In this riveting novel, beloved international bestselling author Deepak Chopra captures the spellbinding life story of the great and often misunderstood Prophet.
Islam was born in a cradle of tribal turmoil, and the arrival of one God who vanquished hundreds of ancient Arabian gods changed the world forever. God reached down into the life of Muhammad, a settled husband and father, and spoke through him. Muhammad’s divine and dangerous task was to convince his people to renounce their ancestral idols and superstitious veneration of multiple gods. From the first encounter, God did not leave Muhammad alone, his life was no longer his own, and with each revelation the creation of a new way of life formed and a religion was born.
Muhammad didn’t see himself as the son of God or as one who achieved cosmic enlightenment. His relatives and neighbors didn’t part the way when he walked down the parched dirt streets of Mecca. There was no mark of divinity. Orphaned by age six, Muhammad grew up surrounded by dozens of cousins and extended family to become a trusted merchant. Muhammad saw himself as an ordinary man and that is why what happened to him is so extraordinary.
Rooted in historical detail, Muhammad brings the Prophet to life through the eyes of those around him. A Christian hermit mystic foretells a special destiny, a pugnacious Bedouin wet nurse raises him in the desert, and a religious rebel in Mecca secretly takes the young orphan under his spiritual wing. Each voice, each chapter brings Muhammad and the creation of Islam into a new light. The angel Gabriel demands Muhammad to recite, the first convert risks his life to protect his newfound faith, and Muhammad’s life is not a myth but an incredible true and surprisingly unknown story of a man and a moment that sparked a worldwide transformation.
Dr. Deepak Chopra is the founder of The Chopra Center for well-being in Carlsbad, California, and New York City, and cofounder and president of the Alliance for a New Humanity. Chopra’s Wellness Radio airs weekly on Sirius/XM Stars, Channels 102 and 55, and focuses on the areas of success, love, sexuality and relationships, well-being, and spirituality. The June 1999 issue of Time magazine heralded Dr. Chopra as one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century, and called him as “the poet-prophet of alternative medicine.”
Dr. Chopra is a prolific author of over 55 books, with 14 bestsellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, his books—both fiction and nonfiction—have been published in more than 35 languages. His New York Times bestsellers include Peace is the Way, which won the Quill Award; The Book of Secrets, which was awarded the grand prize at the 2005 Nautilus Book Awards; and his bestselling novel, Jesus: A Story of Enlightenment, which was released in November 2008. He is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and the Washington Post’s “On Faith” section, and he contributes regularly online to Intent: My Path to Wellness and The Huffington Post.
Dr. Chopra’s popularity as an international presenter and keynote speaker is exemplified in an impressive list of honorariums. Since 1997, he has been participating annually as a lecturer at the Update in Internal Medicine event, sponsored by Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education, and the Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Chopra is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, an Adjunct Professor at the Kellogg School of Management, and a Senior Scientist with the Gallup Organization.
Find out more about Muhammad and Dr. Chopra here.
Deepak Chopra’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS
Monday, September 13th: Lizzie’s Logic
Wednesday, September 15th: Amy Reads
Tuesday, September 21st: Suko’s Notebook
Wednesday, September 22nd: Constantly Evolving
Monday, September 27th: Life Is A Patchwork Quilt
Thursday, September 30th: change therapy
Monday, October 4th: Mommy Mystic
Wednesday, October 6th: Mother Moon
Thursday, October 7th: Evolution You
Friday, October 8th: A Daring Adventure