George W. Braswell, Jr. is senior professor of World Religions and director of the World Religions and Global Cultures Center at Campbell University Divinity School in Buies Creek, North Carolina.View Author's Page
This book is essential reading for anyone who desires a complete, balanced view of Islam beyond what appears on the nightly news, Written from a western Christian viewpoint, but with a detailed first-hand knowledge of Muslim life, Islam: Its Prophet, Peoples, Politics, and Power digs deep beneath the surface to reveal Islam as a rich, proud and powerful force in world affairs. Though Dr. Braswell’s book is thorough and scholarly, his personal experiences and insights make it a practical travel guide as well. And despite the enormous scope of Islam, the book’s clear organization and careful research have produced a valuable reference for ministers, missionaries, diplomats, businessmen, students and travelers.
— Historical overview of Islam
— Details of prayer rituals, social customs and traditions
— Special focus on Islam in North America
— Reference section including maps, diagrams and glossary