Monday, June 21, 2010

Book Review: The Gospel for Muslims

I've read several books on how to share Jesus with Muslims.  This one has a few unique features that set it apart.  It helps that the author (Thabiti Anyabwile) used to be a Muslim, but there are other books by former Muslims.  The best part of this book is Anyabwile's conviction that what Christians need to reach Muslims is not better techniques, but greater confidence in the power of the gospel itself.  In other words, drop the bag of tricks and just clearly share the message of Jesus with Muslims.  After all, Romans 1:16 reminds us that the gospel is the power of God for salvation to all who believe!

Therefore, Thabiti spends the first (and in my opinion, best) part of his book simply encouraging believers to be bold and accurate in presenting the gospel.  He outlines what a complete gospel message must include.  In contrast to some other evangelists' philosophies, he encourages Christians not to dodge tough foundational issues like the Trinity and the deity of Jesus.

A helpful interview with Mr. Anyabwile about his book is posted here.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Daniel,
    Thanks for the kind words. Grace and peace to you,