• M Taylor posted an update 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    “The Qur’an And The Christian” is an academic, yet readable title for anyone wanting to know more about the Book Of Islam and how it compares with the Bible. In a day when Islam is rapidly increasing in parts of the world and more Muslims move to the United States, it is good to better understand Islam and how it relates to Christianity. The book is around 250 pages and covers many topics, including:

    – Background to the events leading up to the Qur’an.

    – Whether Christians should read the Qur’an or parts of the Qur’an to better understand Islam.

    – Names of God, final judgement, angels, resurrection, and many other topics mentioned in both the Bible and the Qur’an.

    – Comparison between the Bible and the Qur’an.

    – How Christians are described in the Qur’an.

    After reading enough of this title to understand the contents, here’s what I like about this book:

    – The author doesn’t hesitate to mention the differences between Christianity and Islam. While there are some similarities between the two religions (monotheistic, Jesus is mentioned as a prophet), there are serious differences (Christianity views salvation as grace through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord vs. Islam seeing salvation as works based, Christianity views Jesus Christ as God in the flesh while Islam sees Jesus Christ as merely a prophet and good teacher, and other differences).

    – The book is an academic title yet can be understood by laypeople.

    – Covers a wide variety of topics.

    – Written in a respectful way towards Muslims while disagreeing with the theology.

    – Well organized and flows smoothly from chapter to chapter.

    – Good reasons and good guidance for Christians to read the Qur’an to better understand Islam and how it differs with Christianity.

    Very good read and will be read again. Recommended. I was given a review copy by Kregel in exchange for a fair review and appreciate the opportunity.