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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (342 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eliza Griswold Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The tenth parallel - the line of latitude seven hundred miles north of the equator - is a geographical and ideological front line where Christianity and Islam collide. More than half of the world's 1.3 billion Muslims live along the tenth parallel; so do sixty percent of the world's 2 billion Christians. Here, in the buzzing megacities and swarming jungles of Africa and Asia, is where the two religions meet; their encounter is shaping the future of each faith, and of whole societies as well.

An award-winning investigative journalist and poet, Eliza Griswold has spent the past seven years traveling between the equator and the tenth parallel: in Nigeria, the Sudan, and Somalia, and in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The stories she tells in The Tenth Parallel show us that religious conflicts are also conflicts about land, water, oil, and other natural resources, and that local and tribal issues are often shaped by religious ideas. Above all, she makes clear that, for the people she writes about, one's sense of God is shaped by one's place on earth; along the tenth parallel, faith is geographic and demographic.

An urgent examination of the relationship between faith and worldly power, The Tenth Parallel is an essential work about the conflicts over religion, nationhood and natural resources that will remake the world in the years to come.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mbreaden | 2/4/2014

    " A must-read! Great profiles of feuding cultures/religions along the 10th Parallel. Basic premise: evangelicals have ruined the world. Very enlightening. And she is a fantastic prose writer. A poet, as well, she has a lightly lyrical touch that renders these horrific truths readable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Edward Sullivan | 2/3/2014

    " Insightful, thoughful, interesting, and enlightening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathy | 2/1/2014

    " A frustrating book for two reasons: my inability to read the text except holistically because of all the nations and citizens Griswold presents, and my sense that the problem of religious fundamentalism is so long-standing and pervasive that getting Christians and Moslems to live in harmony and mutual respect seems humanly impossible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sharon Mollerus | 1/10/2014

    " I appreciate Griswold's courage in going to strange and dangerous places to learn the context of conflicts between Christians and Muslims and to meet some of the major players. She is an objective observer who questions herself as she encounters believers, remaining open to the mysterious and deep relationship with God that many have. Her account of the missionary Gracia Burnham, held captive by Al Qaeda in the Philippines for a year, losing her husband, and in the process learning an impossible forgiveness, is unforgettable. "

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