Lance Shabazz’s New Book Shares Story of Finding, Giving up Modern-day Nation of Islam

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Author shares memoirs of Nation of Islam’s glory days in ‘Blood Sweat & Tears’

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My dissatisfaction with the present state of the Nation of Islam caused me to produce a television program, The Lance Shabazz Show. The show was my therapy, but this book is my medicine.

Chronicling the events leading up to author Lance Shabazz’s decision to walk away from the Nation of Islam, the new book “Blood Sweat & Tears: The Nation of Islam and Me” (published by Lulu) tells the poignant story of his 50 years spent living in and learning about the Islamic faith.

“I am a lifetime Muslim who grew up in the Nation of Islam,” Shabazz says. “My dissatisfaction with the present state of the Nation of Islam caused me to produce a television program, The Lance Shabazz Show. The show was my therapy, but this book is my medicine.”

“Blood Sweat & Tears” showcases Shabazz’s journey from a young boy who gave up everything to participate in the movement to an adult male discontented by changes in the leadership of the Nation of Islam.

When Shabazz was young, the Nation of Islam was headed by Elijah Muhammad. Shabazz felt a shift in his faith’s resolve when leadership was transferred from Elijah Muhammad to his son, Wallace D. Muhammad, in 1975. This book relays Shabazz’s experiences so that readers may “be free from organized religion,” as he is now.

“Blood Sweat & Tears”
By Lance Shabazz
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 332 pages | ISBN 9781483426976
E-Book | 332 pages | ISBN 9781483425825

About the Author
Lance Shabazz was born in Queens, New York, and is a student of the teachings of Elijah Muhammad. Shabazz co-owned Shabazz Steak & Take Restaurant and Shabazz Bakery & Dairy. He is the producer of the DVDs “Malcolm X vs. the Nation of Islam: The Naked Truth” and “Joe Tex: The Real Story.” He has also worked as a minister, lieutenant, study group leader and audio tape manager for New York and Plainfield, New Jersey, mosques. He is a registered New York state master barber and executive producer of The Lance Shabazz Show.

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