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176 pages
Feb 2006
Baker Books

Paul Meets Muhammad: A Christian-Muslim Debate on the Resurrection

by Michael R. Licona

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Southern Baptist Convention director of Apologetics Evangelism, and author of The Case for the Resurrection, Michael Licona brings important research and abilities to this subject. His wide studies, debates, and preparations for teaching, as well as learning from Muslim friends and teachers, give this book the ring of authenticity. The introduction to Paul Meets Muhammad adds much information to this book. If, like me, you tend to skip introductions, don’t skip this one.

The story itself is engrossing. MIT scientists have perfected a computerized, holographic process for making educated guesses as to how those in the past would respond to modern problems. Knowing this works well, these doyens put on a debate where the holographic images are so good, that Paul and Muhammad pull in the live audience completely. This audience is made up of doubters, Christians, and Muslims. The debate between these two giants of history is carefully planned, thought out, and very real. The reader will join that captivated audience.

Other books which will interest Christian readers pursuing Muslim evangelism is Brother Andrew’s Light Force or its youth version Operation Desert Light. – Donna Eggett, Christian Book

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The resurrection of Jesus: fact or fiction?

Imagine a crowded arena full of Christians, Muslims, and curious onlookers packed in to hear the outcome of one of the greatest debates in all of history. If Jesus didn't rise from the dead, Christianity is false. But if Jesus was resurrected, Christianity is true and Islam is false. The stakes are high.

Paul Meets Muhammad imagines a futuristic face-off between two religious heavyweights, each speaking on the validity of their doctrines, forming arguments and rebuttals while citing evidence from the Qur'an and the Gospel accounts. Intriguing and entertaining, this page-turner uniquely offers a comprehensive defense of Jesus's resurrection and of Christianity itself.

"In his new book, Paul Meet Muhammad, Michael R. Licona has, in one fell swoop, found the most unique manner of approaching Islamic evangelism that I have seen in quite some time. Licona is intelligent, on target, strong in conviction, and yet at the same time compassion and sensitivity flow through this work. I cannot give this work a higher endorsement. Buy it, use it. This book, this book can change lives." -- Dr. Ergun Mehmet Caner, dean, Liberty Theological Seminary