Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity

Book - 2018
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An unexpected journey from Islam to Christianity. In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way. Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi's inner turmoil will challenge Christians and Muslims alike. Engaging and thought-provoking, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus tells a powerful story of the clash between Islam and Christianity in one man's heart -- and of the peace he eventually found in Jesus. - Publisher.
Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, and shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God-- and of the peace he eventually found in Jesus.
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, 2018
ISBN: 9780310092643
0310092647
Characteristics: 373 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number: 248.246092 QUR

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oktexchic
May 23, 2019

The first part was a little slow for me just because of all the new meanings of all he grew up learning. But getting past that, I didn't want to put the book down. I'm not quite finished, but it's very exciting hearing about his in depth journey. Also eye opening as to what he endured growing up in U.S. as a muslim.

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CASSIE ERIN MAUL
Apr 27, 2019

This is a heart-wrenching, yet joyful book about the author’s journey to becoming a Christian. With deep Muslim roots stemming from the day he was born, Nabeel shares his arduous path from seeking Allah and finding Jesus.

With an in-depth look into what makes Muslims tick, how they study their scriptures, and what they believe about Allah, Muhammad, and Jesus, this book explains plainly many differences between Islam and Christianity. Taken from the perspective of a devout Muslim, you will follow along a heart-rending journey that ultimately leads to the throne of God.

If you have ever wanted to know more about Islam, or if you are a Muslim and want to know more about Christianity, please pick up this book. In its pages, you will find out the depths of God’s love for mankind.

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legalrec
Mar 20, 2019

With all due respect, there are born Muslims who grew up being taught to recite the Quran in Arabic, without understanding it. The Quran focuses on God's teachings rather than who God is. Muslims with proper understanding of the Quran would know that the revelations were meant to lay a basis for peaceful relations between followers of Torah (Moses Law), Gospel & Quran (they are all called People of the Book). The followers of God's teachings (People of the Book) are natural brothers, not enemies.

The Quran is confirming the revelations before it to the people of the Torah & Gospel, now brought in the Arabic language to Arabic speaking people, similarly the revelations to the people of the Torah & Gospel in their own language. A Muslim has to follow God's teachings in all 3 revelations. It even says "Go ask your brothers who have the Torah & Gospel."

The Quran makes it clear that God wants each body of believers to live by the Covenant given it. Each was tailored to its particular assignment for "testing" the relationship with God. Sometimes God's people try to escape the commitments of their own Covenant by appealing to one of the other revelations, one not meant specifically for them. They attempt to escape the terms of God's particular message for them. To look for another Covenant is to slip back into a form of pagan worship/multiple gods, as if a different God, not the same one, could be in a different revelation.There should not be "appeal away from" one revelation to another, but "good works" ie. demonstrating your faith through good actions/how you live your life. James 2:14-26

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mitchelclay
Mar 08, 2018

Nabeel Qureshi's journey from dedicated Muslim to convinced Christian is deeply felt throughout this book. It is excellently pined and well structured. The prologue gives great foreshadowing and is used as a point of reference for each section of the book. What was somewhat disappointing for me was that this isn't exactly a memoir like I thought it was. It's essentially a book of apologetics wrapped around a personal story. Qureshi shares personal struggle and feelings, but it feels like he camped out far more on the details of what converted him vs how he was changed by them.

I don't fault him for this. First off, it's his book. Secondly, it seems that he and his friend Dave who converted him were deeply moved by the apologetic logic here. Those arguments just have never done much for me personally. I've always been far more interested in story and atmosphere than hard pressed facts.

Overall, I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants insight to the Muslim faith or family practices, or what it looks like to convert from the Muslim faith. Just know that it's more informational and less emotional than you may be expecting.

I found this autobiography informative, fascinating, and even humorous, but most of all I love how much it made me stand in awe of God because of His search for Nabeel Qureshi. (I'm reminded of C. S. Lewis' remark that speaking of man's search for God is like speaking of the mouse's search for the cat!) I was blown away especially by the moment when Qureshi asked God why He could tear apart his family, and God told him, "It's not about you." I needed to hear that.

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KeikoWsan
Sep 16, 2017

So hard to get the news that Nabeel went to be with the Lord today. Praying for your family. You have taught me so much about Islam and loving our Muslim friends. Thank you, teacher.

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ctkvlk
Aug 11, 2017

Amazing book. The author was a devout Muslim so really can educate you on what they believe from the inside out. His journey is a rational and reasoned one too, besides being difficult; he doesn't cop out by playing on emotions. Fascinating look at Islam from the inside out and captivating story by a brave author.

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mazziali
Jul 23, 2017

truly an amazing book to read.

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angrog
Jan 24, 2017

Very thought provoking and moving Nabeel shares his questions, his study, his former rebuttals to Christianity and why they fell short, a deep look into his sect of Islam and Muslim family culture as well as how his rebuttals began to fall apart as he deepened his study in an attempt to defend Islam which led him to discover the deep love of God for him and all people.

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claragamache
Dec 19, 2016

This book has given me a whole new appreciation of the Muslim family life and culture. It is nice to read a positive example of a Muslim family. Hid encounter with Christ is very powerful and intellectually interesting. As a Christian I am learning from the apologetics presented in this book and also how to potentially approach someone from this background on the subject of Christ.

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