'Pop religion' books join best-seller lists
The Jakarta Post
PREMIUM In the Times magazine, Muslim scholar Ulil Abshar-Abdalla once called preacher Abdullah "Aa Gym" Gymnastiar the "Britney Spears of Islam" due to the cleric's popularity. Before the preacher's polygamous life was publicly announced last year, Aa Gym merchandise, including books, sold like hotcakes. His books were collections of his sermons on topics such as self-cont...