just finished reading "Muhammad" by Marting Lings. what a book!... moving. powerful. well written. exhaustively researched. diligently referenced. i was moved to tears on more than one occasion while reading.
that said, i wonder how a non-muslim would feel about the book. names and relations are confusing, even to me. polygamy, violence and the treatment of medina's jews, among other topics, are what i'd like to hear a non-muslim reaction to.
so many people have expressed an interest in reading the book. thinking about passing it on to mike to read. asking him those same questions above.