What if God had a Facebook page? What would be written on it? How many fans would visit God’s Facebook? Could it create a friendship of civilizations, instead of a clash of civilizations?
A new book written by UC Davis graduate Najmus Saquib attempts to answer these questions in a bold new way.
“God’s Facebook: Creating a Friendship of Civilizations in a Terror-ridden World” is “the first chronological presentation of 5,000 years of God’s words and human thoughts on God in a single volume to help readers discover the transcendent harmony among all religions,” a news release said.
The book uses Facebook paradigms — “timeline,” “status update,” “wall” (holy wall and wall of mortals), “notes” from history and “like” as it journeys through the mental landscape of humans from 2500 B.C. to 2012 A.D. Saquib traces the evolution of God in different continents, from the river banks of the Nile to the megalopolises on the shores of the Atlantic.
Saquib is an engineer entrepreneur, who received his Ph.D. in engineering from UCD. He brings cross-cultural perspectives through the personal experience of living in two continents (Asia and North America) among people of different faiths and cultures.