Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Book Review: James R. White - What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur’an
James White is best known for his debates. I first heard of him when reading up on the King James Only debates. After that I was hooked. He has penned some great books concerning subjects like Calvinism, Roman Catholicism, and Homosexuality.
People may disagree with him but they could never say he does not know his stuff. This book is no exception. He has been debating Islam for years now. He was talking about it even before Christians knew it would be a factor.
I knew a little about Islam before, but only bits and pieces. White explains in the introduction:
The reality is that there are areas—one being Islam in general and the Qur’an in particular—in which the literature is so vast, and the terminology gap so large, that the resultant task is, or at least seems, too daunting for even the most committed believer.
White takes these vast resources and summarizes them for our benefit. Islam is growing faster than we could ever imagine. You would think after what happen on 9-11 that people would shun a religion that believes people should convert or die. But we live in a world where people would rather embrace a lie than to believe the truth.
White’s book is very understandable. He starts with a short biography of Mohamed then moves on to exegete the Qur’an itself. He shows the differences in Islam and Christianity. He exposed Islam for the false religion it is.
I really liked this book. I highly recommend it and give it 5 out of 5 stars.
I received this book free of charge from Bethany House Publishers and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.