Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life

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Leap of Faith : Memoirs of an Unexpected Life
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Cover from the paperback version of the book
Author Queen Noor of Jordan
Language English
Subject Queen Noor of Jordan, King Hussein of Jordan and the Middle East
Genre Biography
Publisher Miramax Books
Publication date
2003
ISBN 0-7868-6717-5
OCLC 51830518
Dewey Decimal 956.9504/4/092 B 22
LC Class DS154.52.N87 A3 2003a

Leap of Faith : Memoirs of an Unexpected Life (2003) is a book written by Queen Noor of Jordan, wife of the late Jordanian King Hussein I. Sharing a personal perspective on the past three decades of world history, Leap of Faith highlights Queen Noor's views on Islam and the West; the challenges of rearing her family; her work as Queen and humanitarian activist; and her struggles to protect her husband as he slipped into the illness that would kill him in 1999. Her story is filled with recollections of the world's most powerful and interesting people: Queen Elizabeth, Jimmy Carter, Pierre Trudeau, Yassar Arafat and Anwar Sadat. She wrote this story after his death, describing her own life before and during their marriage, describing most of the political crisis he went through, including Black September.