Encountering the World of Islam guides you on a journey into the lives of Muslims around the world. Through this comprehensive collection, you will learn about Muhammad and the history of Islam. Gain insight into the frustrations and desires of Muslims, and learn how to pray for and befriend them. Encountering the World of Islam provides a positive, balanced, and biblical perspective on God's heart for Muslims, and equips you to reach out to them in Christ's love.
The book explores the Muslim world and God's plan for Muslims in a hopeful and positive way. Read from a collection of writings about the life of Muhammad, the history of Islamic civilization, Islamic beliefs, Muslims today, and the everyday lives of Muslims from Morocco to Indonesia. Gain insight into diverse Muslim cultures and worldviews as well as Christian outreach toward Muslims, our response to Islam, and prayer for the Muslim world. Writings from more than 80 different practitioners will introduce you to the multi-faceted world of Islam. This book is used as the textbook for the Encountering the World of Islam course. (organized into four parts and 12 chapters)
- Revised, updated, and expanded.
- Fifty-seven new articles, highlights, maps, and tables.
- Fully indexed and cross-referenced.
- Over 100 additional pages of free online articles at the companion website.
-- Reading Assignments: Each lesson includes an average of 35 pages of reading, plus additional articles online (available after free registration for access).
-- Highlights: Brief readings focusing on specific topics of interest to the reader are found throughout the book
-- Ponder This: Introductory questions help set the mental stage for entering each lesson.
-- Explore: Recommendations for deeper exploration of lesson topics.
-- Discussion Questions: Application questions to use in class activities, provide ideas for forum postings, or simply serve as points for individual reflection.
-- Learn More: Additional activities which may be assigned by your professor or completed just for fun, including reading, watching, praying, visiting, eating, listening, meeting, shopping, and browsing the internet.
-- Glossary: Unfamiliar terms or concepts are cross-referenced and included in the 40-page glossary.
-- Pronunciation Guide: Help with pronouncing non-English words found throughout the text.
-- Common Word List: Key words that occur frequently throughout the book.
-- Illustrations: 110 illustrations, maps, and tables.
-- Index: Comprehensive and extensively cross-referenced topical index, as well as separate Bible and Qur'an indices.
-- Bibliography: Complete, scholarly collection of the authors, readings, and highlights that appear in the book.
The Lord of the Harvest is moving dramatically among many Islamic peoples. Encountering the World of Islam is a comprehensive and valuable resource for seasoned workers or those just trying to get beyond the stereotypes to achieve an informed engagement with Muslim people. You will never again see Muslims as anything less than people needing an introduction to a Savior who greatly loves them! --Jerry Trousdale, author of Miraculous Movements
The breadth of material in this 640-page text towers far above all others. The pedagogic principles inculcated in each lesson assure assimilation of material. The glossary alone is a rich mine of needed vocabulary. The array of approaches and practices is comprehensive. The tips on evangelism priceless. But above all else, Keith takes us beyond stereotypes right into the heart of our Muslim neighbors with love and respect. --Don McCurry, President of Ministry to Muslims
Islam is at the crossroads. The next few years could herald sweeping changes and unprecedented opportunities for Christian witness in the Muslim community. It is imperative that we prepare ourselves with a biblical and historical understanding of Islam that enables us to communicate the gospel to the Muslim heart. Encountering the World of Islam is designed to provide this foundation. --Steve Richardson, U.S. Director of Pioneers
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