Saturday, August 3, 2013

Review: What Every Christian Needs To Know About the Qur'An

I have to admit, when I started James R. White's book on Islam, I was fresh off reading another book about Mormonism and found myself uninterested, despite the fact that I do have a Muslim acquaintance. My interest increased when I made the connection that White also had a YouTube/Podcast response to "Christian homosexuality" I had recently listened to. Then, as I read further, I found the content more and more interesting. White delves deep into the history of Islam, its sacred texts and its modern beliefs and divisions. The defense of Christianity and criticisms of Islam he provides will fascinate anyone with an open mind and the patience to get through his wordy book. The book is full of long quotes and explanations that aren't always easy to understand. White's desire to be respectful and to use correct context is evident, but sometimes hurts his writing as he attempts to do too much. But I took a lot of notes and will definitely keep this book in my library for future reference.

**Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review of it.

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