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Breaking the Islam Code: Understanding the Soul Questions of Every Muslim

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World events won't let North Americans ignore Muslims anymore. Whether those Muslims are villagers in Iraq or neighbors down the street, Breaking the Islam Code offers everyday Christians profound insight into the way Muslims think and feel.

J.D. Greear's ability to communicate challenging heart truth, plus his expertise in Christian and Islamic theology and two years' experience in a Muslim-dominated area, make him the perfect author for this empowering, insightful, ...

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Overview

World events won't let North Americans ignore Muslims anymore. Whether those Muslims are villagers in Iraq or neighbors down the street, Breaking the Islam Code offers everyday Christians profound insight into the way Muslims think and feel.

J.D. Greear's ability to communicate challenging heart truth, plus his expertise in Christian and Islamic theology and two years' experience in a Muslim-dominated area, make him the perfect author for this empowering, insightful, reader-friendly book. It transcends traditional apologetics, focusing on helping Christians

*understand what is deep in Muslims' hearts, behind their theology--which will lead to friendship and effective communication of the gospel
*respectfully turn many of the primary objections into opportunities to share the faith
*avoid unnecessarily offending Muslims they're interacting with

Readers will be excited that sharing Christ with Muslims is something they can do--as everyday Christians in their own cities, campuses, and workplaces.

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Editorial Reviews

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"J.D. Greear is a faithful pastor with a bold vision of reaching all persons--and specifically Muslims--with the gospel of Jesus Christ. His analysis of this challenge is insightful and the clarity of his gospel witness shines through."
--Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr., President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and author of numerous books

"Breaking the Islam Code stands out as a refreshing new approach anchored solidly in biblical truth, free from the excesses and inadequately contemplated claims of a good many contemporary approaches...Both theologically and evangelistically encouraging."
--Paige Patterson, President, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

"Dr. Greear was successful in his ministry to Muslims in Indonesia, and this book is a distillation of what he learned...There is no book that exceeds this one in terms of theological depth wedded to practical savvy."
--Dr. Bruce Ashford, Director of the Center for Great Commission Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

"Your book...has helped me communicate much more effectively with Muslims who are seeking the Truth. Now, rather than arguing with my Muslim friends, I end up sharing with them at deeper levels with words and ideas that they can understand and that are found in Scripture from Genesis to Revelation...This book has completely revolutionized the way I share the gospel with Muslims."
--Patrick F., missionary to Afghanistan

"The hard work of engaging Muslims, gaining insight into their mind-set and heartfelt spiritual quest, then applying...Scripture to their needs is evident throughout this book...Valuable reading for those engaging Muslims in a variety of settings."
--Keith Eitel, Director of Missions at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

"Practical advice for engaging the Islamic culture in conversations of the cross. My time studying Islam...would have had minuscule effect with my Muslim friends had it not been for the guidance...in this book. Thank you for this wonderful tool!"
--Lance Michels, seminary student and missionary to Southeast Asia

"If you love Jesus and Muslims you will love this book."
--Mark Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill Church, president of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network and president of The Resurgence

"Rarely have I been so moved by the clarity, freshness, and effectiveness of any contribution...to reaching our world in our time...the way Breaking the Islamic Code moved me. This...approach trumps any I have seen on the bottom line, which is actually reaching Muslims with the gospel.
--Alvin Reid, Bailey Smith Chair of Evangelism, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and author of Inside the Mind of the Radically Unchurched

"An outstanding book. It's very readable and practical...a good introduction to reaching Muslims, and at the same so full of gems that many experienced field missionaries will profit from reading the approaches and ideas presented."
--Dave C., regional leader for Pioneers mission agency in Southeast Asia

"A tremendous book...It uses very plain language and examples with which students could educate themselves in order to make a difference in their relationships with Islamic students. I would highly recommend this to my students."
--Miles O'Neill, Director of Campus Crusade for Christ, UNC Chapel Hill

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736926386
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010
  • Pages: 169
  • Sales rank: 739,486
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

J.D. Greear, PhD, is lead pastor of a large and growing church in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina and is deeply committed to international church planting. He lived and worked for two years among Muslims in Southeast Asia before studying Christian and Islamic theology. J.D. lives with his family in North Carolina. Breaking the Islam Code is his first book for Harvest House.
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Table of Contents

Prologue 9

A Story of Friendship

Getting to the Issues of the Heart 13

1 Creating an Environment for Conversation 19

2 Understanding What Moves the Muslim 25

3 Understanding What Your Muslim Friend Believes 39

4 Misconceptions 51

5 The Muslim Salvation Code 61

6 Re-coding the Gospel 75

A "Gospel for Muslims"

7 The Gospel Confronts the Ultimate Religion of Works 93

Understanding Islam as a Self salvation Project

8 The Objections, Part One 105

About God, Jesus, and the Cross

9 The Objections, Part Two 119

About Prophecy, the Bible, and Christianity

10 The Challenge and the Hope 133

Additional Resources 143

Appendix: Speaking in Islamic Code 147

How Far Is Too Far?

Notes 163

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  • Posted May 22, 2010

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    great read for novice or expert

    Dr. Greear does a magnificent job of intertwining his academic study of church fathers, Christian theology, and Islamic theology, as well as his personal experiences living in a Muslim community in "Breaking the Islamic Code". The book is incredibly readable as JD uses common vernacular to explain deep and complex issues relating to what Muslims believe and how they can engage with the historical Jesus. Greear's stories and practical analogies help convey the similarities and differences in the two major monotheistic religions (Christianity and Islam) beyond the intellect. He shares key insights Christians should know as they engage with Muslims in topics such as Muslim felt needs, how the gospel can fulfill those needs and common misconceptions. Some highlights of the book I especially appreciated were the emphases of the bible and holy spirit in bringing people into his kingdom his approach of seeking transformation and renewal instead of "conversion". A novice or expert will find this book knowledgeable, enjoyable as well as challenging. A great read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2010

    Wonderfully Helpful Resource

    "Breaking the Islam Code" is a wonderfully helpful book for anyone who wants to understand their Muslim neighbors and to communicate the gospel to them in a winsome and accurate manner. Dr. Greear uses his personal experience with Muslims to provide the reader keen insight into Islamic theology, as well as the common misunderstandings and objections that many Muslims have with the Christian message. His book is a needed addition to the ongoing conversation about the relationship between Islam and Christianity because it helps the reader to view Muslims as people for whom Jesus died, and for whom the Gospel is indeed the 'pearl of great price.'"
    -D. Scott Hildreth, Director, Lewis A. Drummond Center for Great Commission Studies, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

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