Harvest House Publishers
Have you ever wondered if Muslims and Christians worship the same God? Perhaps you have wanted to witness to a Muslim you work with or go to school with, but you didn’t know what to say. John Ankerberg and Emir Caner offer help in The Truth about Islam and Jesus.
Set up in a question and answer format, this short book covers questions under the themes of the Jesus according to Islam, whether Jesus was a Muslim, “The Nature of Christ,” the Gospel according to Islam, judgment, friendship, and salvation through Christ. They then include a resource list and notes.
Each chapter answers several related questions. The answers contrast biblical teaching and Islamic teaching. They often point out the weakness of the Islamic teaching and how to address it. For instance in Chapter 2, “The Life of Christ: Was Jesus a Muslim,” they address the question of whether Jesus actually went to the cross or not. The authors point out the weakness of Sura 4:157 which claims that “only a likeness…was shown to them” (p. 23). They then ask, if the Quran is right, why did Mary not recognize that her son was not on the cross from John 19:25-27? The format and writing are straightforward, practical, and easy for most people to read and use. The book can be used by Christians as a guide in understanding Muslims or can be given to Muslims to arouse questions of who Jesus is and what Christianity believes. The authors are careful to answer questions without being hostile or defamatory.
Ankerberg hosts the John Ankerberg Show, is an author, and holds three doctorates. Caner, disowned by his Muslim father for becoming a Christian, holds a doctorate in theology. He is the president of Truett-McConnell College and coauthored Unveiling Islam with his brother. Ankerberg and Caner have two other books in The Truth about Islam Series: The Truth about Islam and Jihad and The Truth about Islam and Women. – Debbie W. Wilson, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
Christians are often surprised when they hear Muslims say, “We believe in Jesus too, and we hold Him in great esteem.” But what do they really mean? Are the Muslim Jesus and the Christian Jesus the same person?
Immersed in the Islamic worldview as the son of a devout muezzin—mosque leader—Emir Caner helps readers untangle two very different belief systems.