Muslims, Christians, and Jesus, Updated and Expanded Edition
Understanding the World of Islam and Overcoming the Fears That Divide Us
Break Down Walls and Stereotypes
Growing numbers of Muslims and Christians are living or working next to each other. Still, major barriers remain. Not only do mistrust and fear get in the way, so do misunderstandings. But it doesn't have to be this way.
In this updated and expanded edition of his groundbreaking book, Carl Medearis provides new insights into the top questions people have about Muslims, Muhammad, and Islam. With practical information and even more inspiring stories, he shares culturally sensitive ways for Christians to get to know Muslims on a personal level. You will learn:
· How Islam's "Pillars of Faith" are lived out in today's world
· What Muslims think about the Bible and Jesus
· How to bring up spiritual matters in conversations
· How events in the Middle East may affect friendships in the West
· And much more
Answering tough questions about terrorism, the global refugee crisis, and other key topics, Medearis shows that focusing on common ground, rather than differences, is the key to reaching out to the Muslims around you.
"I don't know a more skilled and gracious ambassador for Jesus Christ to the Muslim world than Carl Medearis. I wish every Christian in North America would read Muslims, Christians, and Jesus. This new edition is more timely and more needed than ever!"--Brian Zahnd, author of Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God
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 www.carlmedearis.com.
"I don't know a more skilled and gracious ambassador for Jesus Christ to the Muslim world than Carl Medearis. I wish every Christian in North America would read Muslims, Christians, and Jesus. This new edition is more timely and more needed than ever!"
Brian Zahnd, author of Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God
"On each precipice of the widening divide between Christians and Muslims stand women and men daring to follow Jesus. Carl Medearis is one of them. In Muslims, Christians, and Jesus, he invites us to join him in embodying the movement of love that transforms 'enemies' and 'others' into friends and family."
Jer Swigart, co-founding director of The Global Immersion Project and co-author of Mending the Divides: Creative Love in a Conflicted World
"Muslims, Christians, and Jesus is a clarion call to the church to follow the way of Jesus in loving our Muslim friends and neighbors. Carl Medearis has powerfully and gracefully modeled the evangelistic method of Paul in Acts 17--to notice where God has already been at work in the lives of his image bearers and to partner with the Holy Spirit in sharing the good news."
Bruxy Cavey, teaching pastor at The Meeting House and author of The End of Religion and (re)union: The Good News of Jesus for Seekers, Saints, and Sinners
"This book isn't going to change your life. But this book will introduce you to Carl. And, apparently, the only thing that Carl knows how to do right is to point you to Jesus. And once that happens, well, nothing's out of bounds with Jesus!"
Dr. Conrad Gempf, London School of Theology
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