There is one area in which I have noticed that many Christians tend to shy away from and that is in the studying of different world religions and beliefs. Maybe it is out of arrogance, maybe it is fear…For whatever reason, I have previously placed myself in the camp of being fairly ignorant of the other main religions found throughout the world. I am seeking to change that though. In order to engage in honest discussion with people of different religions, it would be helpful to know some basics about what they believe. That is where this book, What Every Christian Needs To Know About The Qur’an, comes into play.
Mr. White’s book was filled with a vast selection of Arabaic terminology that can seem overwhelming at first, given that I had virtually no knowledge of Islam, yet the extensive Glossary made it easy for me to see what each word means. I appreciated the fact that Mr. White did not write from the perspective of personal opinion, but rather from historical sources, Islamic teachers and Muslim sacred texts. He understands that there are divisions even within Islam, therefore the book’s focus is on the ‘majority’ views. I also appreciated the fact that this was not a Muslim-bashing book, but the religion was approached with sensitivity and understanding.
The book would be an excellent addition to your Christian library. What Every Christian Needs To Know About The Qur’an is not meant to be read like a novel, but rather as a thought-provoking reference book, something to be read in bits and pieces in order to let the information soak in. If you desire to learn more about Islam, I highly recommend this book!
This book was given to me as a free copy from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest, not necessarily positive, review.