One of the great things about Twitter is that you can meet interesting people from all over the world. At one point I was introduced to Raed Samahiji (@raedsamahiji) who is a father and businessman in Bahrain. I had asked Raed if he could suggest one book that would help me better understand his religion.
His choice was “Who Speaks for Islam? – What a Billion Muslims Really Think.” by John L. Esposito and Dalia Mogahed. (My link is to the Kindle version)
This is a great choice. The book is written in a way that would bring value to complete newcomers to Islam (most people in the US for sure) as well as those with a level of existing knowledge.
The relationship between the Muslim world and the West is something that is going to shape our future so I highly recommend this book.