Muslims, Christians, and Jesus: Gaining Understanding and Building Relationships

Muslims, Christians, and Jesus: Gaining Understanding and Building Relationships

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by Carl Medearis
     
 

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Based on the author's twenty-five years of first-hand experience, this engaging book reveals what Islam really teaches and how today's Muslims live and think. With practical information and personal stories, Carl Medearis shows readers how they can build life-changing bridges between the world's two largest religions--one person at a time, whether in the US or…  See more details below

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Based on the author's twenty-five years of first-hand experience, this engaging book reveals what Islam really teaches and how today's Muslims live and think. With practical information and personal stories, Carl Medearis shows readers how they can build life-changing bridges between the world's two largest religions--one person at a time, whether in the US or elsewhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441209887
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
286,522
File size:
529 KB

Meet the Author

Carl Medearis has extensive experience working and living with Muslims. A highly sought-after Islamic expert, he works with international government and business leaders and speaks at conferences and universities to 40,000 people annually. After 12 years of living in Beirut, Lebanon, Carl and his family now make their home in Colorado Springs.
Thirty years of living in and traveling to the Middle East have given Carl Medearis a true insider's view of the region, making him one of a handful of American expert voices in the field of Arab-American and Muslim-Christian relations.

Carl serves as a catalyst for a number of current movements in the Middle East that come together around the life and teaching of Jesus of Nazareth in order to promote peacemaking, as well as cultural, political, and religious dialogue leading toward understanding and reconciliation. He is the author of the acclaimed books on these issues: Muslims, Christians, and Jesus as well as Tea with Hezbollah, and most recently, Speaking of Jesus: the Art of Not-Evangelism.

Carl, his wife, Chris, and their three kids lived in Beirut, Lebanon, for 12 years. Through their unique and strategic approach around the Arab world, they encouraged university students, business professionals, and political leaders to live their lives by the principles and teachings of Jesus in order to change their societies and nations.

Today Carl spends much of his time working with leaders both in the Arab world and in the West with the hope of seeing the Middle East and the West experience full and fruitful relationships through Jesus of Nazareth. He is also the director of The Middle East Studies Program at William Jessup University.

Carl leads a grass-roots movement in America to reconnect with Jesus called "Simply Jesus," anchored in a yearly conference. Speakers include N. T. Wright, Philip Yancey, and Tony Campolo. Learn more at the website www.SimplyJesusGathering.com.

Carl has spoken several times at Harvard, been the Chairman of an Arab League meeting (in Baghdad), preached in mosques, churches, and universities across the Western world, and most of all he's loved Jesus, his wife, and his three kids.

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Muslims, Christians, and Jesus: Gaining Understanding and Building Relationships 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book as an assignment and I was very curious to see what Medearis had to say. I started very defensively, but very soon changed my mind. I can really see that he has a great insight on the middle eastern culture and on how to reach and build bridges between our peoples. The book is geared towards missionaries, but anyone who can benefit from understanding their neighbors.
Anonymous 10 months ago
I highly recommend this book . It separates religion from belief . It is not only an introduction the the Muslim people and how alike we truly are, but how to lead others, especially nonbelievers to Christ. Gives us a way to change the world through His love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Should be called "How to Suck Up to Muslims In The Us So You Can Convert Them". But go ahead, try using this in Muslim countries and see how far you get! (Beirut, Lebanon, where the author lived, has always had a large Christian population, so being a missionary  there isn't particularly tough).
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pavaojc More than 1 year ago
If you are a Christian, you need to read this book. Even if you think you may never cross paths with a Muslim, you still need to read this book.
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Redeemed-by-Grace More than 1 year ago
God says in the Bible "Whoever has a voice, let them speak.  He also says, "Don't make anyone stumble." The times of our day makes it very critical for anyone and everyone to make statements of truth. God does tell us to love everyone including our enemies. Christians and Muslims doe not believe in the same God. Christians and Muslims have very different beliefs in Jesus Christ as the author states in his book.  Christians believe that Jesus is the son of God.  Muslims believe Jesus is a prophet. Big difference.The author suggests we talk to Muslims about Jesus, but tells us to not mention Jesus as the Son of Go to Muslims. The very basics of Christianity is our faith and belief as Jesus as the Son of God. The people of Israel rejected Jesus as the Messiah as the Bible predicted they would.Muslims want Jesus to come back so He can say He was a prophet. I will and I always will proclaim Jesus as the Messiah. Why would the author suggest that I shouldn't. In the end every knee will bow for Jesus Christ as the Son of God as the Bible tells.  Please do no tell  me otherwise. me otherwise.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was very helpful. Everyone should read it. I plan to have book discussions using it.