- Paperback: 358 pages
- Publisher: Christian Publishing House (January, 26 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1-949586-76-6
- ISBN-13: 978-1-949586-76-3
- Product Dimensions: 6" x 9"
Also in eBook Format
The average Christian knows somewhat how dangerous radical Islam is because of the regular media coverage of beheadings of Christians, Jews, and even young little children, not to mention Muslims with which they disagree. However, the average Christian does not know their true beliefs, just how many there are, to the extent they will go to carry out these beliefs. Daily we find Islamic commentators on the TV and radio, offering up misleading information, quoting certain portions of the Quran while leaving other parts out. When considering Islamic beliefs, other Islamic writings must be considered, like the Hadith or Sunnah, and the Shariah, or canon law.
While Islam, in general, does not support radical Islam, the vast majority do support radical beliefs. For example, beheadings, stoning for adultery or homosexuality, suicide bombings, turning the world into an Islamic state, and far too many other heinous things. THE GUIDE TO ANSWERING ISLAM provides Christians with an overview of Islamic terminology. The reader will learn about Muhammad’s calling, the history of the Quran, how Islam expanded, the death of Muhammad and the splinter groups that followed. In addition, the three sources of their teaching, six pillars of belief, five pillars of Islam, the twelfth Imam, and much more will be discussed.
While there are several books on Islam and radical Islam, this will be the first that will prepare its readers to communicate effectively with Muslims in an effort toward sharing biblical truths. THE GUIDE TO ISLAM will be an effective evangelism tool. In addition, each chapter will end with review questions, helping the reader recall the main points of the chapter. Therefore, it can be studied alone or in a church Bible study setting.
WHY IS THE GUIDE TO ANSWERING ISLAM NOW THE "GO TO" BOOK FOR CHRISTIANS?
THE GUIDE TO ANSWERING ISLAM has the contents constructed in a way that will greatly serve the Christian Church. There are many recent books written by Christians about Islam, and there are many books written recently about radical Islam. However, none of these recent books attempts to do what has been done, which is to give an adequate portrayal of Islam, critiqued by history and Christian doctrine, and then culminating in an extensive evaluation of the rise of Radical Islam from a Christian's perspective.
If the reader will look at the Table of Contents for the book (see Look Inside Feature), they will find that Janosik’s primary focus is for Christians to understand Islam so that they can reach out to Muslims. Thus, the first part compares the traditional view with the historical view so that Christians can understand the false foundations of Islam. Then, in the second part, it shows how the belief system of Islam falls far short of the core beliefs of Christianity. Then, in the third section, it demonstrates how the false foundations and the faulty beliefs have led to radical Islam.
Therefore, Janosik ends up with a strong apologetic against radical Islam, but he is also able to provide a critique of Islam from a Christian perspective that is not found in any books on Islam on the market today. This is why THE GUIDE TO ISLAM finds a very wide audience in the Christian world today. Christians are hungry to know about Islam, but they are also afraid and confused. They do not know what they should think concerning Islam, especially Radical Islam.
THE GUIDE TO ISLAM will help both Christians and uninformed Muslims gain a good Christian perspective on Islam. In addition, it will help Christians understand and confront Radical Islam from a sound historical and biblical perspective. THE GUIDE TO ISLAM will deal with a Christian critique of Radical Islam. However, it will also provide Christians with a sound understanding of Islam from a historical and doctrinal viewpoint, which is why this book is now the "go-to" book for Christians. Professor Janosik is often asked, "What is the best book I can get on Islam?" The answer is now found in THE GUIDE TO ISLAM .
Below are some key themes that are highlighted in the book:
• The Traditional Islamic view does not hold up historically
• Islamic beliefs are diametrically opposed to Christianity
• The "Isa" of the Qur'an is not the Jesus of the Bible
• The Allah of Islam is not the God of the Bible
• The true intent of Islam is to dominate the whole world
• Radical Islam is the root of true Islam and the culmination of false foundations and faulty theology
• Christians will be better equipped to reach out to Muslims when they understand the actual history of Islam, the theology of Islam through Christian eyes, and the real reasons for the rise of Radical Islam.
• Radical Christian love is the best way to confront Radical Islam
DANIEL JANOSIK : Director of Islamic Studies, Adjunct Professor of Apologetics, Historical Theology, and Islamic Studies at Southern Evangelical Seminary, and the adjunct professor in Apologetics at CIU Columbia International University (A.B., College of William and Mary; M.Div., Columbia International University; M.A., Columbia International University; Ph.D., London School of Theology) Dissertation: John of Damascus, First Apologist to the Muslims.