Monday, March 30, 2015

What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qurän James R. White

Relying on the media and politicians to tell us what Muslims believe isn't going to cut it. Christians need to be better informed, whether the goal is to understand global politics or to talk to a Muslim neighbor across the street.
Through fair and accurate use of the Qur'an and other documents, scholar and accomplished debater Dr. James White examines what Muslim sacred texts teach about Christ, salvation, the Trinity, the afterlife, and other crucial topics. This book provides the answers you've been looking for to engage in open, honest discussions about Islam with Muslims and others.

 A Look Inside the Sacred Book of One of the World's Fastest-Growing Religions

What used to be an exotic religion of people halfway around the world is now the belief system of people living across the street. Through fair, contextual use of the Qur'an as the primary source text, apologist James R. White presents Islamic beliefs about Christ, salvation, the Trinity, the afterlife, and other important topics. White shows how the sacred text of Islam differs from the teachings of the Bible in order to help Christians engage in open, honest discussions with Muslims.

Product details

  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House (15 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764209760
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764209765
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 14.6 x 22.2 cm


This book is magnificent! I believe this is the most thorough and comprehensive book written by an evangelical scholar on the Qur'an. - Abdul Saleeb, coauthor of Answering Islam and The Dark Side of Islam
Dr. James White has written an immensely informative, carefully documented overview of Islam and the Qur'an--rich with fascinating historical, biblical, and theological analysis. - John MacArthur, pastor of Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California
It is absolutely essential that Christians understand that Islam and Christianity represent two contradictory sets of truth claims. James White understands this, and in this important new book he sets out the issues of truth with distinction and clarity. Christians will welcome this book as they seek to understand the challenge of Islam. - R. Albert Mohler Jr., president, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
 When Christian apologists write books on Islam it is too often a disaster. Such books tend to be full of mistakes and show authors` prejudices and lack of knowledge. It is no surprise that James who is an accomplished debater came up with a very good book that offers an easy-to-read introduction to Islam.

It goes without saying that a person who wants to really know islam has to study the Qur`an (preferably in arabic), ahadith (sayings and actions of Muhammad and his companions) and Tafseer (explanation of the Qur`an, commentaries). Nevertheless, this book explains what the Qur`an says about Allah, salvation, Jesus, other so called revealed scriptures (the Torah and the Gospel). Christians will likely find very interesting chapters 6 (what Qur`an teaches on the crucifixion of Jesus), 8 (dealing with an islamic objection that Jews and Christians corrupted the Bible) and 9 (are there any prophecies of Muhammad in the Bible?). Those interested in textual criticism and transmission of texts of the Bible will enjoy chapters 10 and 11 for the text of the Qur`an and its transmission is discussed therein.

Since James did not intend to write a book that would be a refutation of the Qur`an his book provides readers with correct information and is a good starting point for further study.

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