A Muslim encounters Christianity

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A Muslim encounters Christianity

Post by nancyer » Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:38 am

I thought I'd posted this previously but couldn't find it anywhere so I guess I haven't.

I recently finished a book called Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus; A devout Muslim encounters Christianity (Author, Nabeel Quereshi) . Incredibly good book. Couldn't put it down. A young Pakistani man, raised here in the states in a loving, close, devout Muslim family begins studying the Bible & the Quran, debating a Christian friend. What he discovers is life changing for him. You'll get a great view of both Islam and Christianity from both sides. I have already gone back and reread several chapters.

If anyone here would like to discuss it, I'd be happy to as well.

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Re: A Muslim encounters Christianity

Post by Singalphile » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:00 pm

That sounds very good.

Edit: My local library has it! :)
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Re: A Muslim encounters Christianity

Post by Paidion » Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:29 am

You can hear the author speak for nearly 2 hours on youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaYR4G7oRiw
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Re: A Muslim encounters Christianity

Post by Singalphile » Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:55 am

Neat. I just remembered something similar that I heard about on Greg Koukl's Stand to Reason show and it turns out that he interviewed the same guy, which I listened to here: http://www.str.org/podcasts/weekly-audi ... 90JP6NsbAw

Still going to get the book. (Just found out that my library card is expired so I have to go in and renew, though.) :)
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Re: A Muslim encounters Christianity

Post by nancyer » Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:18 pm

Paidion wrote:You can hear the author speak for nearly 2 hours on youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaYR4G7oRiw
Thank you, I will absolutely check that out.

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Post by steve7150 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:39 pm

You can hear the author speak for nearly 2 hours on youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaYR4G7oRiw
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Listened to him and thought it was excellent. It's amazing how a convert to Jesus can sound so much more passionate then folks in the faith a long time.

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Re: A Muslim encounters Christianity

Post by nancyer » Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:00 pm

Thank you for the links to Nabeel Qureshi speaking at Georgia Tech. He's a very good speaker. Easy to understand without talking down to anyone. Most of this is in the book, almost word for word in fact, as the gentleman who introduced him said, his book was soon to be released. I'll have to watch interviews or talks done since the book has come out. Maybe there will be other questions raised and answered. Very interesting.

Again, thank you.

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Re: A Muslim encounters Christianity

Post by nancyer » Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:05 pm

Listened to him and thought it was excellent. It's amazing how a convert to Jesus can sound so much more passionate then folks in the faith a long time.[/quote]

Maybe it is that when you've believed something for so long it just becomes a part of you. I'm not saying long time Christians don't think about Christianity but perhaps some no longer have the fire burning to get out like "newbies" do. Or the excitement of learning.

Just my humble opinion, of course.

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Re: A Muslim encounters Christianity

Post by jriccitelli » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:23 am

I wish i could believe more Muslims are coming to faith in Jesus, than are 'christians' converting to Islam. More Christians need to be able to explain their own faith and the differences between our faith and Islam. I will post a video link under the Trinity discussion that shows why believers need to understand, believe and explain the Divinity of Jesus.

Nancyer, if you are interested in Muslim converts, there is a book i enjoyed alot: Bilquis Sheikh wrote her real story 'I dared to call Him Father'; a relationship with Allah that Islam cannot seem to relate to. Bilquis grew up as a Muslim in Pakistan. Not only was this book about Islam and the bible, but it was about a woman and God - and what 'every' person could glean from this testimony was Bilquis's desire to stay in this deep passion for Gods presence. This book is just one woman's story, but it gets to the heart of it all.

I hope this book is available still, I can't find mine, but it was a story anyone could understand and love, one of my top five favorite books. Because I enjoyed this book so much I read more than four chapters a night.

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Re: A Muslim encounters Christianity

Post by PR » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:35 am

JR, that book, I Dared to Call Him Father, is available on Amazon Kindle...

http://www.amazon.com/Dared-Call-Him-Fa ... 922&sr=1-1
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