Updated: May 11
Just got this book a couple of days ago; have not read it word for word yet, but I am jumping around to get the overall feel and then I will be reading it slowly. It is excellent, from what I can tell. I pray that God will use this for His glory to equip many Christians to “be prepared to give an answer for the hope that is within them”; remembering also to first, “sanctify Christ as Lord in their hearts” (1 Peter 3:15)
What Every Christian Needs to Know about the Qur’an
I also hope many Muslims will be open to reading this book, and give it a fair and respectful reading. I wish this book was around back in 1983 when I first started reaching out to Muslims by playing soccer (the true football) with them, visiting them in their homes, having them in our home, playing chess and backgammon, drinking hot tea, Arabic and Turkish coffee, eating shish kebabs, cucumber salads, hummus and pita bread, and roasted pumpkins seeds, Iranian Ghormeh Sabzi قرمه سبزی (stew made with five green vegetables, beef, kidney beans, onions, and the famous dried lemon from Oman), over hours of discussion about God, heaven and hell, judgment day, Jesus, the atonement of Christ, salvation, faith, sin, original sin, politics, history, the Bible and the Qur’an, and many other topics.
Most Muslims are fun people to reach out to! Christians need to crucify their fears. (Galatians 2:20; Luke 9:23; Galatians 6:14) They are very hospitable and most Muslims are not afraid to talk about spiritual things. O Fellow believers in Christ! – combine your study and growth in apologetics, theology, Bible and church history and historical theology knowledge with bold outreach of actually getting to know Muslims and spending time with them and listening to them. Witness, preach the gospel, and provide the context of “eating with sinners and tax-collectors”, as Jesus did. (Luke 5:29-32; Mark 2:14-17; Luke 15:1-32)
Reminder that this book, is a good addition, along with others on Understanding Islam, Muslims, Missions.
see previous articles on good books on equipping yourself in outreach to Muslims.
1. Three good books on Gospel Outreach to Muslims. (Three new and additional ones to the Recommended Resources )