A wry account of the road from Harvard scholarship student to ordination as northern Thailand's first black Buddhist nun.
A provocative manifesto for an interpretation of Islam that synthesizes liberal ideas and respect for the Islamic tradition.
“A delightfully original take on…the prospects for liberal democracy in the broader Islamic Middle East.”—Matthew Kaminski, Wall Street Journal
"[Here is] ?the ?Genesis for our generation and beyond."—Robert Fagles
"A masterpiece of contemporary Bible translation and commentary."—Los Angeles Times Book Review, Best Books of 1999