Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity
Growing Up Muslim
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus is a first-person account of Nabeel Qureshi as he grew up as a Muslim in Western culture. It provides a vivid contrast between the mindset of Eastern and Western thought and value systems.
Nabeel begins by reminiscing about his childhood and family life. This exploration takes the reader into new territory as he explains various Muslim customs. Although terminology is defined on each page, it does slow down a reader who is unfamiliar with it. Still, the glimpse of Muslim life was intriguing enough to keep me reading.
Muslim Meets Christian
When Nabeel reached college, the narrative took a dramatic turn as he became best friends with David, a Christian who offered a quiet and steadfast testimony for Christ. David had the sense to quietly listen to Nabeel as he struggled with his faith. Rather than arguing, David asked Nabeel penetrating questions about Islam and the Quran, urging his Muslim friend to find real, objective answers through research rather than clinging to the beliefs of his upbringing.
Why Do You Believe What You Believe?
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus takes the reader on a journey of discovery as a young Muslim man compares the beliefs of Islam and Christianity, the Quran and the Bible. He gives readers a front row seat to the findings of his research and the personal turmoil he felt as his belief system crumbled.
Whether you have questions about Islam or Christianity, this book will give you a glimpse into each belief system. Follow a young Muslim man as he explores the veracity of the claims of the Christian faith and compares them with his own.
One of the intriguing aspects of the book is how Nabeel weaves apologetics (a defense of the Christian faith) into a narrative, making it accessible to everyone. Many people, especially skeptics, wouldn’t delve into the pages of a theology book, but they would read a biography. And this particular biography is laced with definitive facts about the death and resurrection of Jesus and the veracity of the Bible.
I give Nabeel Qureshi’s Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus four cups of love.
(minus one because it is technically difficult in places)
|Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters ChristianityBy Nabeel Qureshi / ZondervanGrowing up, Nabeel Qureshi never thought he would consider turning from his family’s deeply held beliefs in Islam. It was his whole world, his identity. Yet, as he grew into a young man earnestly seeking for God to speak into his life, he was surprised by what he found. What he found was a growing question about the divinity of Jesus, which lead ultimately to his conversion to Christianity.In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, Nabeel shares the powerful story of his journey from faith in Allah to faith in Jesus Christ. Along the way, he gives valuable insight into Islam, sharing cultural, intellectual and theological barriers that often stand in the way of Muslims accepting Jesus. However, despite his objections to Christianity, it was the friendship of Christians, the historical facts of the life of Jesus, and divine revelation through a dream and vision that convinced Nabeel of the truth of the Gospel. Nabeel’s testimony will deepen your understanding of American Muslims and draw you closer to Jesus as you consider the amazing ways He works today.|