Answering Islam: The Crescent in Light of the Cross
Answering Islam evaluates the claims of orthodox Islam from a Christian point of view, appealing especially to the Qur’an and the Bible. The authors, a Christian apologist and a former Muslim, provide apologetic answers to prepare Christians forMore Answering Islam evaluates the claims of orthodox Islam from a Christian point of view, appealing especially to the Qur’an and the Bible. The authors, a Christian apologist and a former Muslim, provide apologetic answers to prepare Christians for ministry in the Islamic context. This second edition contains two new appendices, a new preface written in light of September 11, 2001, and updated information throughout.
“This book is a theological masterpiece, the most lucid and comprehensive theological analysis and critique of Islam from a Christian perspective I have ever seen. It is invaluable as a tool for understanding the most serious religious challenge to Christianity in the modern world.” R. C. Sproul, Ligonier Ministries Less
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Paul rated it liked it
about 8 years ago
This is the first book I read on Islam (I refer to the first edition). I thought it was a very helpful introduction and critique, from a Christian perspective. Having studied Islam more extensively since then, there are plenty of subtleties and nuances to Islamic thought. Read full review
Lori rated it really liked it
almost 6 years ago
Yeah. Finally a well written well edited book about comparative religions that uses primary sources and is still readable. This is one that I would recommend far above all the others I’ve read.
Daniel Berry rated it it was amazing
Just finished this book and all I can say is, “wow.” I feel like I knew practically nothing about Islam before reading this. Now I feel I have a pretty good grasp on fundamental muslim beliefs (and a Christian response to them). Highly recommended reading during these day. Read full review
Lee rated it liked it
Today, Islam is the second largest religion in the world, with over one billion adherents. That is one out of every five persons on earth. Islam is now reputed to be the fastest growing religion in the world. This text evaluates the claims of orthodox Islam and examines t. Read full review
Bledar rated it it was amazing
If you want one resource to understand the Muslim doctrine vs the Christian one, provide answers for you and still be readable, this is the one. Enjoy reading it and using it as a resource material.
Jeffrey Backlin rated it really liked it
over 2 years ago
A great resource by an actual de-converted muslim and Christian thinker. Objects and concerns with the islamic system of thought and defense of Christianity.
Royce Ratterman rated it it was amazing
Read for personal research – found this book’s contents helpful and inspiring.
A good book for the researcher and enthusiast.