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Chandler, an Episcopal priest serving in the Middle East, has written a fascinating and stimulating book about the life and work of Syrian novelist Mazhar Mallouhi. Relatively unknown in the English-speaking world, Mallouhi considers himself a "Sufi Muslim follower of Christ"; he accepts Christ and Christian ideas without jettisoning his origins in Islam. Mallouhi's assertions have proved controversial, resulting in his exile and imprisonment. Neither a conventional biography nor a systematic study of Islam or Sufistic Christianity, Chandler's book uses Mallouhi to ask new questions about Eastern and Western interpretations of Christianity and goes a long way toward fostering multicultural understanding as it restores "Eastern-ness" to the image of Jesus. Highly recommended.