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Former Congressman and Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations Mark D.
Siljander takes us on an eye-opening journey of personal, religious, and
political discovery. In the 1980s, Siljander was a newly minted Reagan
Republican from Michigan who joined Congress in the same generation as Newt
Gingrich and Tom DeLay, ready to remake the world. A staunch member of the
Religious Right, he once walked out of the National Prayer Breakfast when a
speaker quoted from the Qur'an.
But after losing reelection, Siljander dove into the Bible to look for the
passage in which the Bible says it is our job as Christians to convert others
in order to save them from eternal damnation. He couldn't find it; in fact, he
couldn't even find a passage saying that Jesus set out to form a new religion.
This discovery was the first step on a spiritual and political journey that
started with an in-depth linguistic study of the Bible and led to the discovery
that Christianity and Islam share many base words and concepts. In his role as
ambassador to the United Nations Siljander began sharing his insights on the
connections between Islam and Christianity, with surprising results.
A Deadly Misunderstanding recounts Siljander's amazing discoveries as he
travels to some of the most remote and hostile places in the worlddeep into
Libya, Sudan, Pakistan, and Indiaforging deep ties with both heads of state
and religious leaders. What he has learned could radically shift the
contemporary religious landscape and help heal the rift between Islam and the
West. No Christian or Muslim will be unaffected after reading this book.