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Leap of Faith : Memoirs of an Unexpected Life
Leap of Faith Memoirs of an Unexpected Life
Author: Queen Noor
Leap of Faith is the dramatic and inspiring story of an American woman's remarkable journey into the heart of a man and his nation. Born into a distinguished Arab-American family and raised amid privilege, Lisa Halaby joined the first freshman class at Princeton to accept women, graduating in 1974 with a degree in architecture and urban plannin...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781401359485
ISBN-10: 1401359485
Publication Date: 3/9/2005
Pages: 496
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  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 85 ratings
Publisher: Miramax Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Leap of Faith : Memoirs of an Unexpected Life on + 14 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
I bought this on a whim, knowing nothing about this woman. Turns out, she fascinated me. She was a very courageous soul in the melding of two very different cultures.
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Helpful Score: 4
I don't usually read memoirs, but this one looked interesting. I am so glad I did not pass it up.
This is a wonderfully written book that offers an honest insight into life in the middle east as it is in the country of Jordan. It opened my eyes to the role the media plays in misleading the public about political affairs.
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Helpful Score: 3
much better. I was hoping for more about her life as Queen and living with a King. Instead, I found there was too much about the controvsy in the middle east and policitcal ramifications. Not exactly what I was hoping for, especially the negative remarks about the United States and our leaders.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very disappointing. More praise for the king than daily life information about herself.
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Helpful Score: 2
A fascinating account of the life of American born Queen Noor of Jordan. Provides an interesting insight to the Jordanian people and the region's position in Middle East politics.
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I thought this book was well done and quite interesting politically about the Middle East. Queen Noor's point of view is obviously quite different from Israel's and the US's point of view. Two points are well worth considering. 1.How different the world would be if students could attend Peace Academies instead of Military Academies. 2. Rewriting history -- Palestinians being displaced from their homeland by the Israelis vs. no one was living in the land that Israel took -- the Palestinians only arrived after the Israelis began to settle there in search of the jobs the Israelis were creating in their settlement of the area. But, no matter how you look at it, she has led a fascinating life.
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An absolutely wonderful book. What a love story and an inspiring LEAP OF FAITH. Definitely worth the read.
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I found this book to be very interesting. Born and raised in America her life greatly changed after she met King Hussine and eventually married him helping to raise his three young children and get along with his older children while having her own children, all while taking on the role of being a Queen. Learned alot about the country Jordan and the difficulties of living in that area.


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