The book Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi is an unbelievable insightful account of Islam from the perspective of one person who grew up in an Islamic home...and forsook all he knew when he found Jesus.
Nabeel grew up in an American Navy household; a household that was also devoutly Muslim. In some respects he lived a typical American military kid's life, but in many ways his adolescence was drastically different than his non-Muslim counterparts. When reading this book I was amazed at his ability to treat his parents with the utmost of respect even as he explained his experience within the Islamic community as one who has walked away from that community. It would be difficult to read this book and not feel some level of emotion for Nabeel and his plight. After all, he truly has forsaken father and mother and sister to follow Christ. That is much more than the average Christian in America will ever have to sacrifice for their faith. In that light, this is a book that should be read with a respectful attitude, rather than the all-too-common "I hate all things Muslim" that many American believers convey by their attitude, words, and (ah-hem) Facebook posts.
If you have a desire to know more about those who do not know Jesus because they were born into a Muslim family, you ought to read Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus. And if you have some sort of bigotry against Muslims (perhaps you watch a little too much Fox News and don't read your Bible enough) then you really need to read this book. We will never bring Muslims out of the darkness and into Christ's saving light with our prejudices and our hatred. This book can open your heart and allow the Lord to move you toward ministering to them and praying for them.
On my "Page Turner Scale" of 1 to 5, I gave this book a 5.
Disclaimer ~ I received this book free of charge for review purposes from BookLook Bloggers (formerly BookSneeze). All opinions shared here are solely my own.
Day 315 done :)
Jan L. Burt
author of The Homeschooling Mothers Bible Study