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review 2017-06-09 12:39
Podcast #52 is up!
Rumi's Secret: The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love - Brad Gooch

My fifty-second podcast is up on the New Books Network website! In it I interview Brad Gooch about his biography of the 13th century Sufi poet Rumi. Enjoy!

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text 2017-04-24 07:17
23rd April 2017
Signs of the Unseen: The Discourses of Jalaluddin Rumi - Rumi,Wheeler M. Thackston

Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.

 

Jalaluddin Rumi

 

Happy 80th birthday, Coleman Barks! Most English-speaking fans of 13th century mystic poet Rumi are readers of Barks' interpretations. Barks is a poet and literature professor who paraphrases existing translations of the Rumi's work.

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review 2017-01-19 01:31
Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak
The Forty Rules of Love - Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak is one of the critically acclaimed writers with an exuberant style of writing of the modern era. Her style of writing is simple yet poignant and so very understandable for the humblest of minds. I myself am a personal fan of such a writing style…which reaches out to the masses without being heavily laden with wisdom and experiences.

The biggest feature of this novel is that each and every word of this beautifully written book is a quotation, worthy of sharing to the world.

It was one of those reads that took me a long time to finish but God it was the best one I have read. The beauty is in the alternating stories, both written in different times, but sprawling the generations like a timeless fable. This book will make you love life and God again. Its writing is impeccable, the writing style is easy to follow yet very allegorical. It points out the marathon of life we all are in and how we need to make time for the beauty of things to settle in before we move on to the next one. It talks about how the love of God can bring two people from different parts of the world together. It talks about the power of God. It is so much more than all I have written in this short book review. The complete attraction point of this book is the simplicity yet profoundness of its description of God in a modern world where religion is taken out of context everyday. Must read! If its not on your reading list yet, make it ASAP a part of your Reading Challenge 2017.

Love.

Source: writebeforeyouspeak.wordpress.com/2016/12/30/forty-rules-of-love-elif-shafak-book-review-rumi-shams-bastard-of-istanbul
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photo 2016-03-27 14:18

Rumi quote for Holy Week and Easter! 

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quote 2014-10-01 06:58
Set your life on fire.
Seek those who fan your flames.

Rumi

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