The Qur’an Dilemma: Former Muslims Analyze Islam’s Holiest Book

Author: Team of authors

Publisher: Water Life Publishing

Price: US$27.97

Year of Publication: 2011

Format: book

Description: A book of terror or a book of peace? An inspired text or a political agenda? How is one to know the truth about the Qur’an? Where does one even begin? How can an English speaker ever hope to wade through the history, the translations, the sects, and the commentaries to begin making sense of the issues?

During the last decade, interest in Islam and the teachings of the Qur’an has grown globally. In order to allow Westerners to investigate the truth about Islam, this research text was translated from Arabic to give English speaking readers the opportunity to see the Qur’an with clear lenses that are not fogged by propaganda or missionary zeal. This book provides the background of the Qur’an in an objective manner . It also presents the text of the Qur’an with parallel commentary, addressing important issues that Muslim scholars have wrestled with throughout the centuries, shedding light on their attempts to solve them and giving a rounded view of the various schools of thought.

The critical approach in this book is inspired by the courageous tradition of those who have dared to analyze the Qur’an throughout history, while also incorporating the contemporary intellectual productions available in Arabic and foreign sources. The discoveries made through these scholarly critical methods are directed to non-Muslims and Muslims equally:

To non-Muslims who want to unravel the mysteries of Islam, this book presents information that Islamic resources rarely disclose–to allow those who seek the truth to comprehend the full picture with all its outlines, colors, and dimensions.

To Muslims who seek genuine choices far from the culture of “indoctrination,” this book opens a world of understanding to them, so that they can decide for themselves their intellectual and spiritual paths.

The Quran Dilemma is available in both English and Arabic.

Audience(s): Christian workers, ESL teachers, mature Christians, Trainers

Muslim

Language(s): English

Where Obtained: Online at http://waterlifepublishing.com/Store/tabid/40/List/0/ProductID/6/Default.aspx

Web Address: http://waterlifepublishing.com/Store/tabid/40/List/0/ProductID/6/Default.aspx

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Comment: This book has been recommended by a range of Christians who work with Muslims.

Growing in Christ

Author: Navpress

Publisher: Navpress

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Year of Publication: 2007

Format: book

Description: A thirteen week course for new and growing Christians

Audience(s): new Christians, Christian workers, Trainers

Christian

Language(s): English

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Comment: For new believers and growing Christians, to be used in one-to-one discipleship. It contains topics such as assurance and other basic Christian disciplines

submitted by: Sandy Citro, CrossCulture Church of Christ

God’s Plan My Role

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Year of Publication: 0

Format: website

Description: This is a very useful website designed for those who are working with Muslims.

Audience(s): mature Christians, ESL teachers, Christian workers, Trainers

Muslim

Language(s): French, English, Arabic

Where Obtained: At http://www.godsplanmyrole.org

Web Address: www.godsplanmyrole.org

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Comment: This site for Christians who are working with Muslims contains a wide range of downloadable lessons, lecture notes, videos and other resources in Arabic, with English and French subtitles. However, the Biblical principles involved apply to other cultural groups as well.

You Don’t Have to Cross the Ocean to Reach the World

Author: Boyd, David

Publisher: Chosen Books

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Year of Publication: 2008

Format: book

Description: The key to reaching the nations with the gospel is to first reach the stranger who dwells among us. With this strategic principle, David Boyd set out to plant a church that focused on identifying and equipping bicultural people to share God’s love across borders of race, culture, and language. The result is a way of doing church that honors Christ’s call to reach every nation with his message of salvation while making connections between previously disconnected people. You Don’t Have to Cross the Ocean to Reach the World shows readers in any country how to reach the world through building multicultural congregations. With a firm biblical foundation, compelling case studies, true stories, and practical suggestions for implementation, this is the ideal book for everyone who wants to reach the world for Christ by starting at their own front door. The author is currently a pastor in Sydney.

Audience(s): Trainers, mature Christians, ESL teachers, Christian workers

Animist, Atheist, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim

Language(s): English

Where Obtained: Amazon Books

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Comment: The author is currently a pastor in Sydney.

Between Naivety & Hostility: Uncovering the best Christian responses to Is

Author: Bell, S. and Chapman, C., eds

Publisher: Authentic Media Ltd

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Year of Publication: 2011

Format: book

Description: This book has been produced to help

those interested in reaching out to Muslims,

particularly in Britain, to understand issues

and responses of expert workers and their

ministries. There are 19 contributors to the

book, all of which have excellent qualifications

and experience at the coal face of ministry.

Audience(s): mature Christians, ESL teachers, Christian workers, Trainers

Muslim

Language(s): English

Where Obtained: Koorong Books and other Christian bookshops

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Tracts in various languages

Author: Inception Equity

Publisher:

Price: Free

Year of Publication: 2013

Format: website

Description: This site has links to gospel tracts in 37 languages. Some have both the focus language and English.

Audience(s): Christian workers, ESL students, ESL teachers, non-Christians, Trainers

Animist, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim

Language(s): Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Indonesian, Japanese, Malay, Mandarin, Nepali, Turkish

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Web Address: www.JesusLoves.Asia

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A Beginner’s Guide to Crossing Cultures

Author: Patty Lane

Publisher: Intervarsity Press, Downers Grove, Illinois USA

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Year of Publication: 2002

Format: book

Description: This book deals expertly with the six cultural lenses and the theory of culture, and is full of helpful examples and exercises.

Audience(s): Christian workers

Animist, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim

Language(s): English

Where Obtained: Koorong Books

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The Character of the Christian (DFD book 4)

Author: Navpress

Publisher: Navpress

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Year of Publication: 1980

Format: book

Description: Discipleship material for a growing Christian

Audience(s): Christian workers, new Christians

Christian

Language(s): English

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Comment: For maturing believers to be used in one-to-one discipleship

submitted by: Sandy Citro, CrossCulture Church of Christ

Kitab Online Store

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Year of Publication: 0

Format: website

Description: Kitab is an excellent online provider of books, other literature, dvds and videos in more than 35 languages.

Audience(s): non-Christians, mature Christians, ESL teachers, Christian workers, Trainers

Animist, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim

Language(s): Uzbek, Uygur, Urdu, Turkmen, Turkish, Tigrinya, Telugu, Tatar, Tamil, Swahili, Somali, Sinhalese, Sindhi, Punjabi, Nepali, Maltese, Malay, Kurdish, Japanese, Hungarian, Hindi, Hausa, Gujarati, Greek, Farsi, English, Dari, Chinese, Bulgarian, Bengali, Arabic

Where Obtained: Online at www.kitab.org.uk

Web Address: www.kitab.org.uk

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Comment: Kitab is the provider of a huge range of books, other literature, dvds and videos in more than 35 languages to help serve Christians locally, nationally and internationally in their outreach to peoples of other faiths.Resources can be purchased online, and Kitab ships to a range of countries, including Australia.

Sharing God’s Love with Muslims

Author: Dennett, Bill

Publisher: SPCK Australia

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Year of Publication: 2004

Format: book

Description: Recommended by a range of readers.

Audience(s): Trainers, mature Christians, Christian workers

Muslim

Language(s): English

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Comment: May be hard to obtain.