Muslims, Christians, and Jesus: Understanding the World of Islam and Overcoming the Fears That Divide Us

Muslims, Christians, and Jesus: Understanding the World of Islam and Overcoming the Fears That Divide Us

by Carl Medearis

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An Acclaimed Guide to Understanding Today's Muslim, Completely Updated

Carl Medearis provides new insights into the top questions people have about Muslims and Islam. With practical information and fascinating stories, he shares culturally sensitive ways for Christians to get to know Muslims on a personal level. In this updated and expanded edition, Medearis shares
· How more and more Muslims live "right next door," and how we can overcome the growing level of misinformation and fear
· The roots of modern-day jihad and how recent developments in the Middle East affect the West
· A new chapter answering tough questions about terrorism, Christian converts, and other key topics

Medearis shows how common ground is the best foundation for hearts turning to Jesus rather than focusing initially on the differences between Islam and Christianity.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493412075
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/07/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Carl Medearis has extensive experience working and living with Muslims. A highly sought-after expert on Muslim-Christian relations, he works with leaders both in the West and in the Arab world to promote peacemaking through cultural, political, and religious dialogue. After twelve years of living in Beirut, Lebanon, Carl and his wife now split their time between Dubai and Colorado. Learn more at

Table of Contents

Introduction 11

1 Before the Pillars: The Foundations of Islam 17

2 The Teachings of Islam: The Articles and Pillars of Faith 31

3 Islam's Holy Book: What the Qur'an Says about Jesus 59

4 Women and Islam: Protecting the Purity of Women 81

5 Terror in the Name of God: The Rise of Fundamentalist Islam and Its Violent Extremes 95

6 Jesus Meets Jihad: Overcoming Fear with Love 109

7 Muslims without a Nome: Embracing the Refugee Opportunity in the West 127

8 Common Questions: A Knowledgeable Response 137

9 Standing on the Bridge: Muslims Who Follow Jesus 149

10 Love Your Neighbor: Practical Ways to Reach Out to Muslims 165

Appendix: Statistics, Reading List, Online Resources, Refugee Resources, and Glossary of Terms 195

Acknowledgments 199

Notes 201

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