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Lessons on sharing Jesus with Muslims

Yesterday I reviewed David Garrison’s A wind in the house of Islam and today I want to share some of the insights into both church planting and Islam that I gained from the book. All page references are from the book. The first really helpful lesson was how in Bangladesh converts are sharing their faith with other Muslims. They had four basic negative rules and I’ve added a fifth based on what they did do. Strategy Don’t attack or speak bad of Muhammed. (p.119) Never speak against the Qur’an Never speak against…

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Book Review: A wind in the house of Islam

The freedom to convert religion is a touchy subject, it always feel like a betrayal. Conversion also has another name – apostasy – and in Islam that is a crime punishable by death. Conversion, then, from Islam to Christianity is always a decision of great courage, the costs and risks are significant irrespective of where the convert lives. This violent shadow is perhaps one of the reasons why up until recently, Christianity has seen remarkably few conversions amongst Muslims. That was the first of several surprising insights I gained from reading…

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Book Review: Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

Conversion is always a big deal. No matter which way it goes, whether it is the loss of faith, the discovery of faith or a change of faith, the decision to change your beliefs is significant. However, in different cultures and different parts of the world the personal cost to these decisions can vary immensely. There is, currently, a high price to pay for those who choose to leave Islam and for many that may mean death. For Nabeel Qureshi it meant risking losing his family. Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus is a…

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The Curiosity Index (09.02.2015)

I hope you all realise that once again there is war inside the borders of Europe. Here are some ways you can pray for the church in Ukraine Last week this article from the Spectator on Islam as a religion of peace gained the most clicks. Well worth reading if you missed it. Here are five books on writing that will make you a better writer. I have two of them (unread) on my shelves. Which explains a lot. Andrew Wilson offers 20 tips on how to use Twitter I like this…

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