His Life based on the Earliest Sources.
Paperback 359 pp
Lings is an Oxford scholar and a former Keeper of the Oriental Manuscripts at the British Museum. Those are some of his professional credentials, which might lead a reader to think this is going to be a dense book. Far from it. Lings has a marvelous narrative style and what he has written here is the adventure story of Muhammad's life, told through the words of those who witnessed events and heard Muhammad speak.