Thursday, March 6, 2014

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi

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Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus
by Nabeel Qureshi

ISBN-13: 9780310515029
Trade Paperback: 296 pages
Publisher: Zondervan
Released: February 11, 2014

Source: Review copy from the publisher received through

Book Description, Modified from Booklook Resources:
Many Westerners are confused about Islam, somewhat fearful of Muslims, or simply uninformed about the relationship between the Islamic and Christian faiths. In turn, many Muslims are hindered by cultural, intellectual, and theological barriers from understanding, or even rightly hearing, the gospel of Jesus Christ.

In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, former devout Muslim Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with the friendships, investigations, and dreams and visions he encountered along the way.

Due to his desire to convert others to Islam and a deep friendship with a knowledgeable Christian, Qureshi examined the claims of Christianity and then of Islam. This engaging book portrays Qureshi's boyhood in a loving, devout family, his investigations as an adult, his doubts, and a heart-breaking choice that ultimately has led to joy and peace.

My Review:
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus is an autobiography about a Muslim who converted to Christianity. While telling his story, he explains his culture/mindset, what events led to his investigations of Christianity and Islam, and what he discovered about Christianity and Islam.

Muslims and Christians can learn from this book about what the other actually believes and why. I liked how we get to see these beliefs in context--being lived out by a person and his community--rather than as disconnected facts. It made his beliefs and reactions much more understandable. His story also helped me to understand how an honor-shame culture works, which has previously been difficult for this guilt-innocence culture gal to grasp.

The author did an excellent job with engaging me with his story and drawing me into his struggle and journey. I also found this book very informative. I'd highly recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about the claims of Islam and Christianity.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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