"With a firm command of global religions ... Saeed breaks down theological barriers by emphasizing common elements that lie at the core of human spiritual expression. A well-researched and engrossing analysis of 21st-century human crises." —Kirkus Reviews
"Finding sacredness in the other does not just create societal harmony, it may also be an essential milestone in the path to a more meaningful self-discovery…" —Radical Revolution of Values
In this thoroughly researched and hopeful examination inspired by Rev. Martin Luther King’s call for "a radical revolution of values," the author guides readers through a worldly and spiritual voyage, taking a deep dive into the holy scriptures of various religions and their guiding light to move toward justice, peace, and global harmony.
Grounded in the principle that our religions can be a source of solutions towards the world’s disputes, Azam delves into the emotionally charged and polarized identities that are too often used as tools of exploitation and control instead of empowerment and freedom.
This book inspires readers to ask intricate questions about the world around them by unraveling the complex web of geopolitics, politico-economic systems, and religion in international conflicts.
Awards, Reviews, and Coverage
"Heartening but clear-eyed about the state of the world, Radical Revolution of Values calls for the best kind of revolution. This sweeping survey of religions finds promise for humanity in understanding faith and each other."
"Thoughtful and thought-provoking, Radical Revolution of Values highlights religion’s complex, evolving, and vital role in the world."
"A highly informative and absorbing read. With the help of extensive research, this book brings to the fore a completely new perspective on global problems and their solutions. A monumental work by a real polymath." —Ibrahim B Syed, ScD, PhD, DSc, FACR, FInstP, FAIC, FRSH. Clinical Professor of Medicine and Director of Nuclear Medicine Sciences, University of Louisville
"Even in the midst of today’s global concerns, this book provides a sense of hope and future. A must-read for business executives who desire to be responsible citizens and leaders." —Idris T Vasi, Head of Nokia CNS – Asia-Pacific
"Radical Revolution of Values is a scholarly book but its message of love, compassion, justice, and inclusion, which is much-needed today, is for all people." —Dr. Riffat Hassan, Professor Emerita, Islamic Theology, University of Louisville
"Azam Saeed has tackled big topics we all confront today in our divided culture: religious exploitation, tribalism, threats to our freedom, domestic terrorism. He skillfully dissects these and provides solutions in clear, easy-to-understand language." —Cynthia Parzych. Author and Book Publisher, Cynthia Parzych Publishing, Inc.
“An excellent resource for helping us understand the backstory to the major socio-political and religious issues of today.” —Miriam Therese Winter, PhD, Medical Mission Sister, Professor Emerita, Hartford International University for Religion and Peace
"Illuminating and incisive. Azam Saeed diagnoses the crisis of our time with unusual skillfulness. In an age when extremists hijack religion and capitalist supremacy culture hijacks spirituality, Saeed calls us to a sober reckoning with our better angels. He shines a brilliant light on insights that wisdom traditions have always celebrated—the power of paradox, the infinite worth of all of us, and the fierce power of love to transform the world. With refreshing clarity, stunning honesty, and infectious hope, Saeed invites us to walk a path that is simultaneously ancient and new." —Brandon Nappi, DMin, MDiv, Director of Leadership Programs, Yale University – Berkeley Divinity School, Founder, Copper Beech Institute
"This book is a remarkable undertaking! ... Grounded in spirituality as well as in solid research, RADICAL REVOLUTION OF VALUES is a hopeful book, compelling readers to rethink and challenge some surprisingly basic assumptions." —Elizabeth Aaronsohn, EdD, Associate Professor Emerita, Teacher Education Department, Central Connecticut State University