Faith, Optimism and Experience Give Hope for Peace.
Jehan Sedat’s book presents a lucid-readable account of the Western world, the Islamic world and the peace that she believes can exist between the two. The author bases this hope not only on faith and optimism but also on experience. All of these much needed qualities shine through the text. She was the wife of Anwar Sadat, the president of Egypt who signed a historic treaty with Israel. Jehan saw first-hand how compassion and dedication can bring forward a seemingly impossible end result. Her perspective as both Muslim woman and resident of the United States make this a book a must read.
Reviewed by Eric Braun