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The Men and Woman Who Ruled Pakistan

The Men and Woman Who Ruled Pakistan

| September 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pakistan: At the Helm By Tilak Devasher HarperCollins Publishers India 2018, 309 pages, Rs. 499 Democratically-elected leaders of Pakistan were not different from rulers from the ranks of the Army. Reviewed by Maqbool Ahmed Siraj Pakistan has a new leader at the helm and a new political party in the saddle of governance. This is […]

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A Powerful Rebuttal of Atheists’ Claims

A Powerful Rebuttal of Atheists’ Claims

| September 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Extinction of Evolution By Darek Isaacs Bridge Logos, Atlanta (USA) Darek Isaac tells us: “When an atheist calls for a godless society, what they are really asking for reveals the most terrifying state of human existence we can imagine.” Reviewed by A Staff Writer Evolutionism—an ideology based on the claim that various different species are […]

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A Common Basis for Dialogue

| September 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Encounter of Faith and Science in Inter-Religious Dialogue By Sarojini Henry Indian Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, Delhi 221 Pages, Rs. 200 Sarojini Henry does a great job in offering useful suggestions for deepening the science-religion conversation Reviewed by Roshan Shah Interfaith dialogue has today become an existential necessity for global peace and prosperity. […]

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Valuable Lessons in Practical Living

Valuable Lessons in Practical Living

| August 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fr. Bob’s reflections on interfaith relations, drawing on his immensely rich experiences of living among Bangladeshi Muslims over several decades, are immensely useful. I Am Indeed Their Brother: Loving and Serving Allah’s Poor By Fr. Bob McCahill Gujarat Sahitya Prakash, Anand, Gujarat (www.gspbooks.in) 2018, 158 Pages, Rs. 150 Reviewed by Roshan Shah This is one […]

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Universe is Inexplicable without God

Universe is Inexplicable without God

| August 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

This book brilliantly shows how science and faith in God can go hand-in-hand. Why Science Does Not Disprove God By Amir D. Aczel Published by William Morrow/Harper Collins, New York Pages: 296 Reviewed by A Staff Writer Some atheists might claim that science has discovered that God is a myth and that, therefore, believing in […]

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Precious Bits of Wisdom

Precious Bits of Wisdom

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Seeking Communion: A Collection of Conversations Joseph Victor Edwin SJ Indian Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, Delhi, and Henry Martyn Institute, Hyderabad 181 Pages 2018, Rs. 250 Reviewed by Roshan Shah The title of this book does not give you much indication of what it is about (communion between whom? And conversations about what?) —and for that […]

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Atheism’s Depressing Worldview

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Delusion of Atheism Sebastian Athappilly Dharmaram Publications, Bangalore 2017 88 Pages Rs. 90 Reviewed by A Staff Writer This book, by an Indian Catholic theologian, is one of the best critiques of atheism I’ve come across—not just for its many cogent arguments but also for its engaging, down-to-earth style that makes it easily understandable […]

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Religion as a Form of Conflict-Resolution

Religion as a Form of Conflict-Resolution

| June 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

This is a beautiful, must-read book for everyone concerned with how the world is going. The Dignity of Difference: How to Avoid the Clash of Civilizations By Jonathan Sacks Continuum, London & New York Reviewed By Roshan Shah Former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks is a prolific writer […]

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A Multifaith Spiritual Guidebook

A Multifaith Spiritual Guidebook

| June 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The book provides a theme-wise selection of passages from scriptures from diverse religious traditions, highlighting how at the level of basic values there is tremendous shared ground between them. Let Us Stand Up For Prayer: Sacred Texts That Shape Perspectives Compiled by Vincent Sekhar Claretian Publications, Bangalore (www.claretianpublications.org) 263, Pages, Rs. 195 Reviewed By A […]

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Making Music for a Peaceful World!

Making Music for a Peaceful World!

| May 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Why I Still Carry A Guitar: The Spiritual Journey of Cat Stevens to Yusuf By Yusuf Islam Sakinah Media, UK Email: books@sakinahmedia.com Website: www.sakinahmedia.com Why I Still Carry A Guitar is Yusuf Islam’s gripping and moving memoir. The book reflects his return to music, to deliver his message of peace to the world. Reviewed By Nigar God has […]

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