I liked the way it was written. Having worked with a Muslim in years past, much more insight of what I had experienced. A brief footnote about the Trinity being a problem, to explain, it's just a different kind of math... not 1+1+1= 3, .......but 1x1x1=1 . He took a risk, now may his family come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior.
It has taken me a few weeks to actually write this review because of deputation preparation and a myriad of other things, yet I must confess that Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity by Nabeel Qureshi drew me in so much I could scarcely put it down! I read the entire book in two days and found it to be a very compelling testimony: the pages tell of a seeking soul, who, though labeled Muslim by birth, heritage, and upbringing, was so very hungry for truth.
This book gives much explanation of Muslim teaching and worship as well as, perhaps unintentionally, practical tips on how to avoid offending Muslims when attempting to share the Gospel with them. I was a bit shocked at how much Qureshi, although raised in a very conservative and active Muslim family, did not know about the Koran, its writer, and its contents; a few days after finishing this story, Shawn and I had an interesting conversation with a Muslim man named Omar who said, You know more about the Koran than I do, making my brain go into overdrive with the implications of this lack of real knowledge of their religion and the actual words of their holy book. I was enthralled by his Muslim mother and the Islamic books on dreams who interpreted Quershis dreams in a manner I (and Id imagine, he) didnt expect at all! (I wont say more on this: Id spoil it for you!)
I do not agree with all of the theology of this book, ie. the idea of a triune God, but Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus would be a useful tool to anyone who wants to express Christian love to Muslims around them and an encouragement to all who seek to deliver the message of a Savior: Jesus truly is still drawing, speaking to those who seek after Truth. Five stars and a standing ovation to Nabeel Quershi for a courageous stand to follow Jesus Christ and a well-written, informative, attention-grabbing-and-holding book about his amazing story!
(I received this title from BookSneeze in exchange for an honest review: all opinions are completely mine. )
Are you looking for an engaging and inspiring true story? Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus is a book about Nabeel's journey to finding Jesus as his Lord and Savior. He was raised in a devout Muslim family and throughout the book he shares insight into his culture and religion. Nabeel also gives an in-depth analysis of the Quran and the Bible.
I could not put this book down! I found Nabeel's writing style to be very relatable and easy to read. I also loved the historical and scholarly research he provided to back up his points. It was intriguing to learn the perspective he had of America and Christians growing up. Throughout the book, I found myself laughing, tearing up, and quickly turning the pages to find out what happened next. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised and I would highly recommend this book. I already passed this book along to my mom, dad, and sister. It is a must read!
I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are 100% my own.