Understanding Islam and Christianity: Beliefs That Separate Us and How to Talk About Them

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Harvest House Publishers, Oct 1, 2013 - Religion - 304 pages
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For years, international apologist Josh McDowell has been alert to the challenge of Islam—and how Muslims’ objections to Christianity can raise deep doubts in believers’ minds. His recent on-the-ground research with Muslims in the Middle East has crystallized into this practical resource focusing on Jesus and the gospel. Aided by Islam expert Jim Walker, McDowell lays out the evidence on the crucial issues:

  • What kind of prophet was Jesus? Was he the Messiah?
  • “Son of God”? “Son of Man”? What’s that about?
  • How are God and Jesus related? Can they both be God?
  • The gospel—how could God dishonor his Son by letting him die horribly? What good did his death do?
  • Aren’t the Bible’s accounts of Jesus corrupt?

With all this, as well as backgrounder appendixes on the basics, believers will have authoritative evidence from Scripture and history to intelligently deal with Muslims’ questions about and challenges to Christianity.


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User Review  - Larik - Christianbook.com

Understanding Islam and Christianity I have read a lot of books by Josh McDowell and according to our pastor he is one of the best theological writers out there. So, it was a given that this book was ... Read full review

covers only a few topics

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The authors begin by showing the agreements between Muslims and Christians. They then focus on questions Muslims ask about Christianity (mostly Jesus). They move to how the two differ over what it ... Read full review


The Messiah the Son of Man the Son of
The Father His Son and Their Relationship
Development of the Doctrine
Foundation from the Bible
The Gospel and the Atonement
Jesus Crucifixion
Is He the Counselor Foretold by Jesus?
Is He the Prophet Foretold by Moses?
The Reliability of the New Testament Part
A Prayer for Salvation

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Josh McDowell has been reaching the spiritually skeptical for more than five decades. Since beginning ministry in 1961, Josh has spoken to more than 25 million people in 128 countries. He is the author or coauthor of 148 books, with over 51 million copies distributed worldwide, including Straight Talk with Your Kids About Sex, Experience Your Bible, Evidence for the Historical Jesus, More Than a Carpenter (over 15 million copies printed in 85 languages), and The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict, recognized by World magazine as one of the twentieth century's top 40 books. Josh continues to travel throughout the United States and countries around the world, helping young people and adults strengthen their faith and understanding of Scripture. Josh will tell you that his family is his ministry. He and his wife, Dottie, have been married for over 40 years and have four children and numerous grandchildren.

Jim Walker has been involved in Islamic ministry and research for over 20 years. He has led and taught numerous seminars for Christians interested in learning about Muslims’ faith.

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