Last year noted author, apologist, and convert to Christianity from Islam finished his course after a battle with stomach cancer. Later this month a third edition of the book that explored his journey from Islam to Christianity will be released.
Like many Nabeel began his exploration of Christianity as one opposed to it and sought to disprove it, and it was his journey to disprove Christianity that led him to faith in Christ. As he explores his journey he provides the reader helpful background information on Islam and its belief system. In addition to his story of coming to accept Christianity as true, the appendix with supplementary material from some of the best Christian apologists. One contribution that I found particularly helpful was Josh McDowell’s chapter on the role of dreams in Muslim conversions to Christianity.
In a time when Islam is still growing and poses such a challenge for the church Nabeel’s testimony is powerful reminder of the transforming power of the gospel. While Nabeel has finished his course hopefully through this book and others he has authored his story will continue to impact others by demonstrating the truth and power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Disclosure: I received a review copy of the book from the publisher for the purpose of reviewing it. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.
Nabeel Qureshi in writing No God But One: Allah or Jesus? has provided a great tool for understanding and witnessing to Muslims.
First off I must commend the author for making it clear from the onset of the book that Christianity and Islam are fundamentally different. In a time when many are making the case that Christianity and Islam worship the same God and agree for the most part agree on the fundamentals the importance of emphasizing the difference between the two cannot be overstated. Qureshi addresses two questions in this work. The first question asks whether Christianity and Islam are all that different, with the answer being yes they are very different. The second question asks whether we can know whether either Christianity or Islam are true.
I believe this book will prove to be a valuable resource for Christians for several reasons. Many Christians are unsure of what they believe and why they believe it. Qureshi addresses clearly the doctrinal and historical fundamental truths of Christianity. Second Christians are often ignorant as to what Islam really believes, having often imbibed television summaries of Islam which are often unhelpful. Third it provides a fairly thorough exploration of the evidences believed to support Christianity and those which Islam claims as its support and demonstrates the weakness of the evidences of Islam.
If you are a Christian seeking to understand what Islam believes so that you can provide an effective witness for Christ I can recommend no better book. An additional bonus is that each chapter is fairly short so that the reading does not become tedious.
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A lot has been going on over the past several months with regards to ecumenism and Islam. The basis of this ecumenism is the supposed common ground between Christianity and Islam of loving God and neighbor. However those pushing for this common ground fail to realize that Islam has no room for the Christian understanding of love which the Bible instructs believers to have for their neighbors. On a more important note a true Muslim cannot love the True God, Christ made it clear in John 8:19 and John 14:6-11 there is no way of having any positive relationship with the Father without the mediation done on our behalf by Christ who is the Son of God and the Second Person of the Trinity. Theologians of today seem to lack understanding of what is clearly taught in the Bible. It is sad to say that I have taught 8 year olds who could see the problems with this kind of wishful thinking involved in ecumenism. For those of you interested in following what has gone on with this doomed adventure I have compiled the links.
Here are the links.