I finished reading the first book of what I'm sure will be the first of many in preparation for our Mission. The title was "The Crescent through the Eyes of the Cross: Insights from an Arab Christian" It was written by Dr. Nabeel T. Jabbour. He lived in the Middle East for 15 years before coming to the USA and now is a professor of Islamics at numerous seminaries while also lecturing at churches and mission conferences.
Nabeel uncovered many questions that I had about the Muslim beliefs and how the Quran came into being. He made me wonder how much Muslims know about the history of their religion. The Quran has yet to endure the scrutiny the Bible has received. We have so much historical evidence to back up Christianity.
But what if we didn't have that historical foundation? Put yourself in the shoes of a Muslim. How would you know what to believe? Who to believe? We all know that man is a great sinner and can be mislead if ill informed. What would you be willing to jeopardize? How far would you push the boundaries in a personal search for answers?
Some of these questions I'm hoping to find the answers to in a new book I'm starting tonight "Secret Believers: What Happens When Muslims Believe in Christ" by Brother Andrew & Al Janssen.