Friday, March 26, 2010
Book giveaway - Through the Eyes of Christ by Harry Morin and Nikki Arana
If you are a true follower of Christ, remember He has commissioned us to share His gospel with all peoples of all nationalities. But when it comes to Muslims, maybe you're like me. They seem a bit intimidating. After all, it was radical Muslims who attacked our country. It is radical Muslims who we are fighting against in Afghanistan and Iraq. Their theology instructs them that to murder infidels in the name of their god, Allah, will guarantee them a place in heaven. That is a very powerful belief. Imagine if you could guarantee that you and fifty of your family and closest friends would end up in heaven if you martyred yourself and killed Americans or Israelis in the process. I might consider that if I truly believed it.
But in these last days so many of these Muslims are coming to Christ! What better way to stop the spread of this frightening and violent theology than leading your Muslim friend to the God of all peace and truth and love? This is where Nikki and Harry's book comes in. The book starts out with a thorough description of Muslim religious beliefs, practices, and culture. It describes in detail why and how some of our American lifestyles are an abomination to most Muslims. It instructs you step by step in how to form a friendship with a Muslim family, then continues with pointers on how to deepen that friendship.
The book discusses how to use verses and theology that are similar in both the Koran and the Bible to start spiritual discussions with your Muslim friends and then gives you ideas of how to use things that our two religions have in common rather than focusing on the differences.
Muslim objections to Christianity are also discussed in detail as well as examples of how to lead a Muslim in prayer. But it doesn't stop there. It also discusses how to disciple a Muslim in their new faith.
Many of you may not know a Muslim now, but believe me, you probably will meet some in your lifetime. This book is a must-have for anyone whom God leads to witness to Muslims. It is thorough and can be used as a day by day manual through your interactions with your Muslim friends.
I will add one word of caution. Prayerfully approach any Muslim you meet and always allow God's Spirit to guide you. You do not know if you are meeting a radical or moderate Muslim so you need to keep close to God and open your ears to His guidance. If the Muslim rejects your friendship, walk away and do not force yourself on him. Keep him or her prayer.
Nikki Arana is an award-winning author of women's fiction, essays, poetry and magazine articles. To find out more about her and her books please visit her web site: http://www.nikkiarana.com/
Nikki has graciously offered a free copy of her book to a lucky winner. (US addresses only, sorry) So, please leave a comment about this post and I'll enter your name in a drawing to be announced in 2 weeks on April 16th!