Book Reviews

Unveiling Islam

Ergun Mehmet Caner, Emir Fethi Caner Grand Rapids 2009-04-14

Raised as Sunni Muslims, the Caner brothers, who are now Christians and theology professors, present a remarkably candid and thorough view of Islam’s practices and beliefs. This book provides an insider’s look at a dominant world religion that few Christians understand.

This timely book answers many questions Christians have about Islam, including these: Is Allah of the Qur’an the same as the God of the Bible? How does the life of Muhammad compare with that of Jesus Christ? Do all Muslims believe in jihad, the practice of spreading Islam by military force? How does the Qur’an differ from the Bible? What do Muslims believe about Jesus Christ? What is the Islamic attitude toward women? How do Muslims perceive Christians? How do Muslims hope to get to heaven? What sects exist within Islam? How can Christians witness effectively to Muslims?

The authors often quote from the Hadith and Sunnah, two other books of importance to Muslims, as well as the Qur’an, in demonstrating the doctrines and practices of Islam.

This book makes abundantly clear the fact that many Muslims seek to spread Islam by conquering other nations, enforcing conversions, and if necessary, killing all non-Muslims, who in the Qur’an are called infidels.

Four helpful indexes conclude the book: Topical Index to the Qur’an; Free Will, Fatalism, and the Qur’an; Christianity and Islam: A Comparison of Beliefs; and Glossary of Arabic Islamic Terms.

This informative, well-written book should be read by every Christian who desires to understand Islam and to see Muslims come to Jesus Christ for salvation.

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