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What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur'an

Many important teachings divide Islam and Christianity, the two major religions that now live next door to each other in the U.S. and Europe. At the heart of the divide is the Gospel of Jesus Christ whose identity and success as the Savior of all mankind is the Bible’s central message.

Dr. White knows that very few people have read either the Bible or the Qur’an. In this book, he provides Christian and Muslim readers with a clear, honest, respectful introduction to the source and the message of both books. White shows how and why the religion of Islam differs from the teachings of the Bible, and he does this with one goal in mind: to help Christians and Muslims talk about the Savior with wisdom and love.

Road to Emmaus

It's the story that's captivated the imagination of generations. As described in the Bible (Luke 24:13-35), two first-century travelers were joined by a mysterious stranger. As they walked together, the stranger explained the connection between the promises made in the Old Testament and the crucified Jesus of Nazareth. Soon, the purpose of Jesus' life became clear... and the travelers' sadness turned to great joy. Now you can learn what they learned... on the Road to Emmaus.

It is available at NPH and at RoadtoEmmausMovie. To preview the movie in English, Spanish, or Urdu click here.

Engaging Islam

Engaging Islam challenges Christians to develop a friendship with Muslims, especially with Muslims who are open to learning about Christianity. Georges Houssney draws on his 40 years of worldwide ministry with Muslims to help us understand who Muslims are, their customs, religion, their personal needs, and how to establish lasting friendships with them.

He encourages Christians to take the first, prayerful step. Go out of your way to meet a Muslim neighbor, co-worker, traveller, immigrant, or student. Take time to get acquainted. Find out what he or she knows, feels, and needs. Over time you can get to the heart of the most important question everyone has - "How can I be saved from God's judgment?" You can invite your Muslim friend to hear and read the Bible's answer, and you can help them understand it. Your goal is not to debate religion, but to share the simple yet powerful story of God's love for all people in Jesus Christ.

Pray about this. The Holy Spirit can remove fear from your heart. Only he can create saving faith in the heart of your Muslim friend. Engage Islam by becoming a loving, helpful, Christian friend to a Muslim whom God leads you to meet.

From Jihad to Jesus: An Ex-Militant's Journey of Faith

Jerry Rassamni begins the book with the story of his conversion. Born in Liberia of Lebanese parents, he grew up in Lebanon as a secular Druze Muslim. He says that, as a youth, he never thought in religious terms, yet he became caught up in the Lebanese civil war and lived as a militant Muslim. Hatred and killing hardened him. Then it disgusted him. Looking for a way out, as soon as he had the chance, he came to the U.S. seeking an education. While in Texas, he met and married a Christian woman. Soon, he attended Bible classes, never expecting to join the church, but while there he learned to know and love his Savior.

The main part of his book is a detailed analysis of the weaknesses of Islam and the strengths of Christianity. Its goal is to create doubt in the minds of Muslims: doubt about the holiness of human nature, about the reliabiliity of the Qur'an and Mohammed, and doubt about the truthfulness of Islam's theology and traditions. At the same time, the book confesses the Christian faith in order to draw readers to trust the love of God in Christ Jesus, our Savior.

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DVD Bible Study

In June 2009 Outreach to Muslims released a four-session DVD Bible study titled “Speaking the Truth in Love to Muslims.” Like the book with the same name, it is designed to help Christians better understand Islam, become acquainted with their Muslim neighbors as friends, and discover why Muslims need the gospel of Christ.

The Promise

The Promise is an excellent brochure to give to a Muslim friend who wants to know more about your Christian faith. Sixteen colorful pages present the basic biblical message from the fall into sin to life in heaven.

Part 1: Muslim Backgrounds – Topic 1: Muhammad and His Times

Introduction
For Americans and much of the world, September 11, 2001 is a day never to be forgotten. As no previous event, including the attack on Pearl Harbor, 9-11 brought home the reality that terrorism can—and, indeed, has—come to mainland America. It has also thrust into national consciousness the reality of a world religion that in the past has often been ignored and overlooked by much of the Western world. That religion is Islam.

It may surprise many to learn that Islam has a long-standing relationship with lands where Christianity flourishes. In fact, for almost fourteen centuries, the Christian-Muslim encounter has formed the center of much of world history. The “war on terrorism” may ebb and flow, but the presence of Islam remains an ongoing challenge to Christians.

Part 1: Muslim Backgrounds – Topic 2: Islam's Glorious Past

Beginning in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost, the Christian faith spread by preaching the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ. The book of Acts tells how despite persecutions, the first Christians “preached the word wherever they went” (8:4). The early centuries of Islam followed a much different pattern. Already during the lifetime of Muhammad, his religion spread by the sword. At the time of his death, the prophet was ruler over most of Arabia. That pattern of conquest did not stop with his passing.

Spread of Islam under the Rightly Guided Caliphs
(632-661)

The early and formative history of Islam revolves around the first four successors of Muhammad, all of whom ruled from the city of Medina in Arabia.

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