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Ecstatic love poems of Rumi, a Persian poet and Sufi mystic born over eight centuries ago, are beloved by millions of readers. He has been compared to Shakespeare for his outpouring of creativity and to Saint Francis of Assisi for his spiritual wisdom.
The biography traces Rumi’s journey as a Muslim preacher and refugee who finds a new spiritual home with the disruptive appearance of Shams of Tabriz, who taught him to whirl and transformed him into a poet and mystic.
Their vital connection as teacher and pupil, friend and beloved, is one of the world’s greatest spiritual love stories.
Ambitious, bold, and beautifully written, Rumi’s Secret sets Rumi in context, explains his life long devotion to Islam and Muslim spirituality, and reveals the unfolding of Rumi’s devotion to a "religion of love," remarkable in his own time and made even more relevant for the twenty-first century by this compelling account.
The author is Brad Gooch whose other books include the biography of the Catholic writer Flannery O’Connor, Flannery: A Life of Flannery O’Connor and City Poet: The Life and Times of Frank O’Hara.
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