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Love Thy Neighbor
Love Thy Neighbor | Ayaz Virji
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A powerful true story about a Muslim doctor's service to small-town America and the hope of overcoming our country's climate of hostility and fear. In 2013, Ayaz Virji left a comfortable job at an East Coast hospital and moved to a town of 1,400 in Minnesota, feeling called to address the shortage of doctors in rural America. But in 2016, this decision was tested when the reliably blue, working-class county swung for Donald Trump. Virji watched in horror as his children faced anti-Muslim remarks at school and some of his most loyal patients began questioning whether he belonged in the community. Virji wanted out. But in 2017, just as he was lining up a job in Dubai, a local pastor invited him to speak at her church and address misconceptions about what Muslims practice and believe. That invitation has grown into a well-attended lecture series that has changed hearts and minds across the state, while giving Virji a new vocation that he never would have expected. In Love Thy Neighbor, Virji relates this story in a gripping, unforgettable narrative that shows the human consequences of our toxic politics, the power of faith and personal conviction, and the potential for a renewal of understanding in America's heartland.
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BarbaraBB
Love Thy Neighbor | Ayaz Virji
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I have finished the third quarter of #Booked2019. Just in time. These were my six books. Now I‘m starting planning for the last quarter. Are you already thinking about #Booked2020, @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen ?! 😘

Ruthiella Well done! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! And yes, we already have prompt ideas for #booked2020! 2mo
BarbaraBB @BarbaraTheBibliophage wow! That‘s great! 💕 (edited) 2mo
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Cinfhen You KNOW we do!!!! Can‘t wait for 2020 ‼️‼️‼️ 2mo
Cinfhen Congrats on completing summer prompts 💗what ya gonna read for #Winter?? Any ideas yet?? 2mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Yay! Can‘t wait for the prompts. I‘ll post my winter plans later today. Have to Google some covers! (edited) 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Hey, don‘t confuse me. We are finishing summer and moving to fall. Winter 2019 is done. 🤪 2mo
Cinfhen OMG!!!! @BarbaraTheBibliophage How the heck did that happen? You‘re right 😂🤣😂🤣😂 2mo
BarbaraBB @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Of course! Fall! 🍁🍂 2mo
jenniferw88 I'm afraid I'm going to confuse things for you... I did my Spring prompts January-March, Summer April-June and will be posting Winter October-December! @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft 2mo
BarbaraBB @jenniferw88 haha that IS confusing indeed! 2mo
Cinfhen It‘s fine!! @jenniferw88 😃 (edited) 2mo
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Jas16
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A Muslim doctor in Minnesota wakes up the morning after the election to discover that not only is Trump president but his town overwhelmingly voted for him. Feeling betrayed by his neighbors his first impulse is to leave but he then partners with a local pastor to give a speech about his faith which then turns into a series of lectures. I found this short audiobook absorbing and affective.

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Nebklvr
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Everyone should read/listen to this!

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