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ISBN/ASIN : 0340861894
Manufacturer : Hodder & Stoughton Religious|
Release data : 18 September, 2003
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Courageous wake-up call to Christians.
Having studied Christianity and Islam for some time, I eagerly purchased this book with a keen sense of anticipation to read the author's own personal analysis of Islam.
Other studies which I have accessed from the source have seriously impressed me with the manner in which the Hebrew-Christian Scriptures have been dissected and analysed.
To that end I was initially disappointed when I discovered that the book was not in fact primarily a study of Islam in itself. However, the book does indeed address many of the aspects of Islam and goes to some length to reveal to the reader that the God of the Bible and the God of Islam are definitely NOT one and the same Person.
These potentially contentious issues are approached sensitively and respectively with appropriate references being made in relation to the Hebrew-Christian Scriptures and the Islamic Holy books to clarify this point from the perspective of both sides. The text revealing from the Holy Bible that the God of the Bible has a Son, Jesus Christ, whereas the God of Islam, Allah, is described in the Quran as having no son whatsoever. Other pivotal differences between the two religions are also addressed with due reference to the above sources.
This book is described as specifically being written out of a burden for the Church and as a "wake-up call for Christians" with the book declaring that due to the ravages of secularisation and other similar "distractions", the Church has largely turned it's back upon God and left a vacuum which is allegedly being increasingly filled by Islam.
The reader is shown where the Church has failed in so many areas and where repentance and renewal are so desperately needed.
Some might disagree with some observations of the writer, but this study presents an absorbing case to answer and honestly addresses these issues whilst pointing the Church in the right direction.
The writer addresses the situation primarily in the United Kingdom, but it is clearly evident that the message applies equally throughout the Western World.
This is not a scare-mongering book, but a very courageous, significant, and extremely important work which I highly recommend. It is extremely well presented and will hold the reader's attention throughout. Thank you.
Where do they get this rubbish from?! LOL
Jesus is one of the most important prophets of both Islam and Christianity. The author has no understanding of the islamic religion (based on what he has written). Islam holds firm to the belief that Jesus is a prophet. But it's understanding of the nature of god is different. Islam believes in the perfectness and oneness of god.
As creator of everything if it is his will it happens. They believe that the christian interpretation that the spirit had to go into mary suggests that god is not perfect and all powerful but requires physical or spiritual action to perform his will.... oh my gosh I just realised i'm going on a bit!
Islam (the religion) is the message and should not be judged on the actions of a tiny proportion of misguided muslims (the people). It seems as if there are increasing numbers of books written by authors with no understanding of islam.
I suggest rather than reading a book like this for an understanding of islam read the yusuf ali's translation of Quran with analytical notes. For an understanding of christianity read the bible although there are many versions so it is difficult for to suggest a particularly good one...
(STEPS DOWN FROM SOAPBOX) LOL -K. Jones
Finally to dugroberts, I would be interested to know which books you have been studying about Islam, as your understanding in your reviews has been flawed to say the least.
A great book
This is a good introduction to Islam (if you don't know anything about it), contrasting it with the central concepts of Christianity.
I agree with the first reviewer, afpalmer2, that it is a book for Christians. I thought this was fairly clear from the synopsis, so I don't know what he was expecting. He is right that some of the comments are politically incorrect, but Pawson is trying to stay true to the Bible and his own faith, neither of which are PC! As a person who studies the Bible quite a bit, I can't say I found any of his arguments weak. Dugroberts' review is far more accurate. This book is a 'wake-up call to Christians'.
A clear, well-written book, in harmony with the Bible, looking at the serious threat Islam poses to Western Christians: where it differs from Christianity, and in reply, what Christians need to focus on.