Gospel of a Cab Driver is the story of Zechariah, an illegal immigrant and the son of a Muslim father and a Jewish mother.  It is also the tale of America's recent political, religious, and cultural entanglements.  Set around the events of September 11, 2001, the novel addresses themes of identity, geopolitics, and cultural and religious tolerance -- all within the frame of a love story.

Several interludes between Zechariah and the historical figure of Saul of Tarsus -- otherwise known as Saint Paul -- are interspersed throughout the narrative.  These dialogues between two men who have felt the pain and freedom of self-reinvention bring to the forefront many of the novel's deepest concerns, among them the question of how we, as a society, welcome the outsider.  The novel celebrates the mysterious capacity of the human mind to reach out and extend one's identity beyond what is mandated by birth and tradition.  Part romance, part contemporary political allegory, the story of Zechariah reminds us of the core principles and values our nation always claimed to hold.