This is an incredibly illuminating read. It doesn't matter if your a Christian, wanting more insight into a fellow religion, an atheist wanting to understand, or a muslim looking for a new take on the Koran.
Throughout 'Koran Curious', CJ Werleman puts Islam's holy book into historical perspective, before dissecting the meaning of each portion into easy to understand sections.
For someone who has completely misunderstood Muslims, I felt that everyone should take a look and realise that they aren't evil terrorists hiding around the corner ready to blow your infidel ass to Hell.
I have to warn readers of Werleman's previous books, this is a large departure from 'God Hates You, Hate Him Back' and 'Jesus Lied'. There are no real scathing critiques of the religion, no pornographic quotes or ribald remarks about the absurdity of faith. This is more of a unbiased presentation of the facts. At first I was surprised by this, as I found it really entertaining in the other books, which uncovered the shocking hypocrisy of outdated religion. CJ is usually very outspoken and unafraid when tackling the problems of belief and the potential immorality hidden within religion.
However, while I think Koran Curious is much more mild and dare I say it, mature, it is infinitely more important in regards to bringing understanding to a place where most of us have failed to look properly. Before you criticise you should understand.
Whether you are a Christian, Jew, Muslim or heathen atheist, there is something to learn in 'Koran Curious'.
Bring on the next portion of CJ Werleman's guides to the world of God!