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Review: Understanding Jesus and Muhammad


Now there is a book written for Muslims to explain the gospel. This is an essential tool for Christians to read and share, writes Karen Morris—an evangelist working in Melbourne, former CMS missionary, and author of Leading Better Bible Studies.

Review by Karen Morris

If you ever hope to talk to Muslims about faith, then Bernie Power has written the book you need. There are many books about Islam or the person of Muhammad written to inform Christians, but this book is actually for Muslims. Finally, we have a book we can give away, written specifically with the questions of Muslims in mind.

Understanding Jesus and Muhammad explains the truth about these history-changing men for the person wanting to make an informed decision. It is honest and hard-hitting, without being aggressive or offensive.

Bernie Power worked among Muslims in Asia and the Middle East for decades. This book reflects his love of the Bible, deep knowledge of the Qur’an and Hadiths, and love for Muslims.

The chapters are arranged in pairs, examining important topics as they relate to each other. These topics include ‘The sinlessness of Jesus Christ’ and ‘Was Muhammad sinless?’; ‘The miracles of Jesus’ and ‘Muhammad and miracles’; and ‘Jesus, violence and peace’ and ‘Muhammad and violence’.

I have already read this book with a Muslim friend, and many wide-ranging discussions ensued. Don’t miss the opportunities you have to do the same. Buy it, read it and give it away to your Muslim friends.

Available for $15 (plus postage and handling) from the CMS-QNNSW Bookstore.