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Queen Noor, Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life


$14.00 Released March, 2003

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Book is written from an honest, positive perspective. Covers a wide range of historical facts that the news misses. Provides points of view from around the world.

Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life documents Lisa Najeeb Halaby's (now Queen Noor Al Hussein of Jordan) life as wife of the late King Hussein bin Talal. From her childhood in America, as part of Princeton's first co-ed graduate class, then on to working in the Middle East, and eventually meeting the King and falling in love, Queen Noor writes with a distinct voice and a constant plea for peace and tolerance.

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Her firsthand experience with Middle-East politics, from the conflicts, the wars, talks, and humanitarian efforts gives readers a glimpse of perspective. She also shares her various struggles, triumphs, and disappointments, from personal experiences to public ones. She shares her thoughts, feelings, and devotion to her late husband's battle with cancer and her dedication to carry on his legacy. Her constant theme of peace, tolerance, and unity is refreshing as she urges Muslims, Christians, and Jews alike to come together in harmony.

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    book is written from an honest, positive perspective

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    covers a wide range of historical facts that the news misses

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    provides points of view from around the world

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    written in an engaging and clear manner

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    inspiring and encourages the best in each of us

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    challenges the reader to research issues instead of taking things for granted

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    balances personal stories with large political issues

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