Muslims believe that when a person accepts Islam, his or her past sins are wiped out. But can the past really be erased?

Joshua Adams has always been a wild child. He graduated from reckless childhood accidents to girls and alcohol. By the time he is twenty-three he has three children and a failing marriage. He leaves his wife, after yet another argument, and moves in with some Muslim guys he knows.

With the patient encouragement of his friends, Joshua begins to study Islam. Six months later he becomes a Muslim and looks forward to starting a new life. But his fresh start is overshadowed by echoes from his past.

First Joshua must conquer the old habits which haunt him after the initial excitement of his conversion has worn off. A trip to Pakistan and the guidance of a gentle host named Abdul-Qadir help him through the first difficult months as Joshua learns self-discipline and self-control.

When Joshua returns from Pakistan to his hometown of Chicago, his struggle begins. He must continue his new life as a practicing Muslim while facing difficulties from his past life: a bitter ex-wife, three children whom he abandoned, and strained relationships with his mother and two older brothers.

Joshua make the greatest jihad—the jihad of the self—as he struggles to overcome his past and become a true Muslim.

Echoes, the first book in the Echoes Series, is a story of determination and love.



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