Reza Aslan publishes new book on God
On Nov. 7, my newest book will be released, and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you all. God: A Human History narrates the history of religion as a remarkably cohesive attempt to understand the divine by giving it human traits and emotions — often with devastating consequences.
I hope you will consider PRE-ORDERING the book before November 7 from your favorite on-line book seller. In this book market pre-orders make all the difference!
Once you pre-order the book you can fill out the form at
and not only will you get a signed bookplate from me, you’ll also get access to an exclusive essay you won’t be able to find anywhere else (not even in the book), titled: “The Origin of Satan.”
Of all the books I’ve written, this one was by far the hardest and most personal. That’s because it’s more than just a history of how we’ve humanized God. It’s also an appeal to stop foisting our own human compulsions onto the divine, and instead to develop a more expansive view of God. I hope this book will launch a much needed conversation about how we interpret faith and how we live spiritual lives… regardless of whether we believe in God or not
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Ray Hanania is an award winning political and humor columnist who analyzes American and Middle East politics, and life in general. He is an author of several books.
"I write about three topics, the Middle East, politics and life in general. I often take my life experiences and offer them in an entertaining way to readers, and I take on the toughest topics like the Israel-Palestine conflict and don't pull any punches about what I feel is fair. But, my priority is always about writing the good story."
Hanania covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).
Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at www.ArabNews.com, Middle East Monitor in London, the TheArabDailyNews.com, www.TheDailyHookah.com and at SuburbanChicagoland.com. He has also published weekly columns in the Jerusalem Post newspaper, YNetNews.com, Newsday Newspaper in New York, the Orlando Sentinel Newspapers, and the Arlington Heights Daily Herald.
Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media. In 2009, Hanania received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. He was honored for his writing skills with two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild. In 1990, Hanania was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times editors for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
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