Because of recent events, many people are talking (or shouting!) about Islam. There is massive confusion about Islam, and we want to do our best to help local Christians to understand this topic. Ultimately, we believe the words of our Lord Jesus Christ: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God” (Matthew 5:9). Jesus also taught us that we should both love God with all that we are, and also love our neighbor as ourselves (Matthew:22:34-40). This includes our Muslim neighbors. I hope that these resources will help Christians to both understand Islam, and to love the many Muslims who now live in the Raleigh-Durham area.
These are sources I’ve found helpful in my own study. Any suggestions are welcome.
“Introduction to Islam” (comprehensive free course from Biblical Training & Dr. Timothy Tennent)
“My Journey to Christ” – Nabeel Qureshi
“Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God?” – Nabeel Qureshi
“Two Ways Christians Distort Islam (and Two Ways Muslims Distort Christianity)” – David W. Shenk
The Koran (trans. N.J. Dawood)
Gender Equality in Islam (Dr. Jamal Badawi)
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity (Nabeel Qureshi). See also Dr. Qureshi’s articles at RZIM.
What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur’an (James White)
Breaking the Islam Code: Understanding the Soul Questions of Every Muslim (J.D. Greear)
Jesus and the Jihadis: Confronting the Theology Driving the Ideology (Craig Evans & Jeremiah Johnston)
Answering Islam: The Crescent in the Light of the Cross (Norman Geisler & Abdul Saleeb)
Christianity at the Religious Roundtable: Evangelicalism in Conversation with Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam (Timothy Tennent)
Dreams and Visions: Is Jesus Awakening the Muslim World? (Tom Doyle & Greg Webster)
Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message (Ravi Zacharias)
Beyond Opinion: Living the Faith We Defend (Ravi Zacharias & Danielle DuRant)
Christianity & Comparative Religion (J.N.D. Anderson)
“But Don’t All Religions Lead to God?” Navigating the Multi-Faith Maze (Michael Green)
The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia–and How It Died (Philip Jenkins)
What Went Wrong? Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response (Bernard Lewis)
Show Them No Mercy: Four Views on God and the Canaanite Genocide (C.S. Cowles, Eugene H. Merrill, Daniel L. Gard, Tremper Longman III)