Friends, I hope you are all well. I wanted to share with you some of the books I’ll be reading as I embark on my new book writing project. I can’t say too much about the book at this stage but what I will say is that interfaith issues will be central to the book. In these initial stages of planning and researching, I’m intending to read quite widely. However, there are two subjects that I’m particularly interested in right now…
The Hadith Literature
Since reading the Qur’an had such a profound impact on me, I have been keen to learn more about the Hadith literature, which is a body of work documenting the life and sayings of Prophet Muhammad.
I’m very interested to explore how the Abrahamic religions fit together and to get a deeper understanding of the areas of theological resonance and dissonance between them.
With the above considerations in mind, I have borrowed the books pictured below from a philosophy and theology library in London that I recently joined.
The yellow book is a large print book, which I actually reserved by mistake! However, my eye sight isn’t perfect, and one of my pet hates is books that have really small font sizes (that cause me eye strain), so I’m actually not disappointed to be reading a large print book at all 🙂
These books may take me months to read. I’m a slow reader, because I like to try to fully understand, absorb, and digest every sentence when I’m reading a good book. I’m not sure where to start with this bunch; they are each fascinating to me in their own way.
I’m feeling quite fatigued at the moment. I’ve been doing a lot of walking and have been wrestling with a cold which I picked up when the weather changed, so I’m not going to immerse myself in study too deeply until I feel back to 100% (or at least somewhere close!). But yeah, I feel excited and privileged to have access to this fascinating reading material and I look forward to sharing any interesting discoveries with you all here on Perfect Chaos in due course.