Islam may be growing faster in America post-9/11 than pre-9/11! Why is that? What’s the difference in Islam and Christianity? Don’t they both believe in one God? What is jihad? Aren’t all Muslims supposed to be peaceful? Who is Muhammad and how does he differ as a prophet from Jesus? Are the Quran and the Bible at odds? How is a Muslim saved? These are just a few of the questions raised with real Biblical answers given in this issue of the Areopagus Journal. Craig Branch does a great job of introducing the subject, history and doctrine of Islam. Steve Cowan gives a comparison of the Quran to the Bible, handling the Qurans attacks on the Bible, but also, contrasts Christian and Muslim answers to the question: What must I do to be saved? Clete Hux explores the issue of Muhammad’s credentials for being God’s prophet versus that of Jesus as God’s true prophet. Also, see the Areopagus Issue Is Islam a Religion of Peace?
Veritas: The Cross and the Crescent by Craig Branch
The History and Doctrine of Islam by Craig Branch
The Qur’an vs. the Bible by Steven B. Cowan
Jesus vs. Muhammad by Clete Hux
What Must I Do to Be Saved? Christian and Muslim Answers Contrasted by Steven B. Cowan
Is the Father of Jesus the God of Muhammad? by Timothy George. Zondervan, 2002; 159 pages.
Walking Away from Faith: Unraveling the Mystery of Belief and Unbelief. by Ruth A. Tucker. InterVarsity Press, 2002; 224 pages
Icons of Evolution: Science or Myth? by Jonathan Wells. Regnery Publishing, 2000; 338 pages.
Short Book Notes
The Lotus and the Cross: Jesus Talks with Buddha by Ravi Zacharias. Multnomah, 2002; 94 pages.
Is Everything Permitted? Moral Values in a World without God by Mark D. Linville. RZIM, 2001; 56 pages