Thursday, February 06, 2014

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, Nabeel Qureshi


My first ever review of a non-fiction title on this site! I don't think there will be many, but its a requirement and the book was excellent!

★★★
Audiobook Approx: 7 Hours 30 Minutes
Expected Release: Febraury 11th 2014
Zondervan, Brilliance Audio

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus is in some sense self-explanatory- the testimony of a devout Muslim who finds Christ. Nebeel’s life however, was not a dramatic one. He grew up in Scotland and America, a son of living parents, and the member of an Islamic sect which eschewed violence and embraced pacifism. 

What I personally found most compelling and interesting about the work was the way in which the author explores and reveals details of his culture, from family, to social expectations, and the nature of authority. Not only is in the belief in Western ‘permissiveness’ which can cause a cultural claas, but many other differencea which could prove an obstacle to understanding and witnessing. For instance, the Eastern concept of ‘authority’ is one that emphasis the learning and acceptance of authority figures, rather than personal inquiry.  However, by bringing these to light, the author may help overcome these obstacles. 

Also, in setting out his path to faith, the author takes a methodical approach, addressing particular questions, issues and Islamic teachings and theology in depth. His was a logical approach, and as the author found the answer to his questions, and also tells the audience how and what these answers were. 

Thus this is a book I would recommend for everyone, whether or not they know or witness to people in the Islamic faith. For those who do, I would certainly suggest passing this book onto them. It is also recommended reading for its own sake to  get to know more about the cultural and spiritual background which to a greater or lesser extent, has an influence over one sixth of the world’s population. 

I downloaded this audiobook for free through the christianaudio.com reviewers program in return for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive one. For more information and products visit http://christianaudio.com 
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Bio from Amazon.com: Dr. Nabeel Qureshi is a former devout Muslim who was convinced of the truth of the Gospel through historical reasoning and a spiritual search for God. Since his conversion, he has dedicated his life to spreading the Gospel through teaching, preaching, writing, and debating.
Nabeel has given lectures at universities and seminaries throughout North America, including Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, New York University, Rutgers, University of Ottawa, University of North Carolina, Eastern Virginia Medical School, and Biola University. He has participated in 17 moderated, public debates around North America, Europe, and Asia. His focus is on the foundations of the Christian faith and the early history and teachings of Islam.
Nabeel is a member of the speaking team at Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. He holds an MD from Eastern Virginia Medical School, an MA in Christian apologetics from Biola University, and an MA from Duke University in Religion.
Follow Nabeel on Twitter: @NAQureshi
Visit his website: www.NabeelQureshi.com
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