The book that inspired the film
Embarking on a dangerous quest for the physical and metaphysical origins of the world’s great religious traditions, this modern love story follows a Muslim poet and a Jewish physician in the global search for a poem they believe to be the key to humanity’s redemption. After traveling the world and facing off against shadowy conspirators and violent extremists, they discover a truth that is powerfully simple yet never more urgent.
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Author Sarah Isaias Discusses the Book and Film
“A New Song is a noble tale of love between two souls whose hearts are molds for each other and everyone else. As Rumi says ‘Love is a bridge between you and everything.’ Their love was vast and was rising above the physical world seeking oneness.” Salma Arastu, MFA Painter, Sculptor, Calligrapher Author of Turning Rumi
“Sarah Isaias’s successful first novel…is a fast-moving, page-turning adventure tale, but is also very much more: an exciting exploration of relationships between Judaism and Islam, a delicately portrayed love story, some erudite but accessible conspiracy theories, and even a couple of medical mysteries, all converging to a beautiful climax. I was deeply moved by this book.”Rabbi Jonathan Omer-Man Founder of Metivta: A Center for Contemplative Judaism
“A fast paced, exciting plot developing real Muslim and Jewish characters with great love and care. This is what our interfaith world needs.”Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar translator of The Sublime Quran
“The Rendezvous is an exciting adventure story that also pays homage to the shared humanity of Abrahamic Faith teachings. Just as an ailing patient might need a pill or a shot to recover health, this novel is cultural medicine for our times. A rich literary vision for building bridges of interfaith understanding.”Shepha Schneirsohn Vainstein, Founder and President of regeneration