Comparing the Qur'an and the Bible

by Rick Richter (Author) }


Comparing the Qur'an and the Bible

Format: Paperback

Vendor: Baker Books

Publication Date: November 01, 2011

ISBN: 0801014026

ISBN-13: 9780801014024

Number of Pages: 256

Weight: 0.93 lb

Dimensions: 9 × 6 (inches)

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Product Description

Engagement with the Muslim world and Muslim people is inevitable for Christians. After all, Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the United States. But what does the Qur\'an really say about things like Jesus, war, and non-Muslims? What does the Bible say on these matters? If Christians are to engage in informed, loving conversation with their Muslim neighbors, they need to be equipped with more than the often-specious talking points they glean from the news or email forwards.

Comparing the Qur\'an and the Bible offers readers an unprecedented collection of Scriptures and doctrines of both faiths presented side by side for easy study and comparison, covering such key issues as

Jesus
Abraham
creation
angels/jinn
jihad
the fall of humankind
predestination
ransom for sin/sacrifice
grace
rebirth
God/Allah
women
marriage and divorce
homosexuality
suicide
resurrection
judgment
Paradise
prayer

A brief explanation of each passage in the Qur\'an and the Bible is given, as well as biblical answers to Islamic teaching. The book also motivates readers to have hearts for Muslims and seek to bring them to Christ, offering "door openers" to sharing the Good News. This indispensible collection will be treasured by anyone seeking to understand and engage their Muslim neighbors.

Author Info

Rick Richter (MDiv, Concordia Seminary) has been a pastor in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod for over five decades. He served in the Chicago area for many years and now ministers at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Schaumburg, Illinois. He began his research into Islam after 9/11.

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