Sunday, April 3, 2016

Book review of Answering Jihad by Nabeel Qureshi

Answering Jihad: A Better Way Forward
ANSWERING JIHAD by Nabeel Qureshi

After reading Nabeel Qureshi's first book Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, I was very eager to read this his newest book! In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus I found the author's writing comprehensive, deep and Biblically sound. I must admit that although I found that book a wonderful read and trusted the author to be a true believer, I had some doubts about Answering Jihad: A Better Way Forward! I need not to have feared; this book is amazingly sound! The author answers question after question one might have concerning this difficult topic. And of course Nabeel Qureshi is the most qualified to explain this topic since he comes from a Muslim background! Readers can trust all of this author's answers and explanations regarding the ins and outs of the Islam faith and Jihad. I learned so much from reading this book and look forward to reading this book more in depth in future studies!

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

From New York Times bestselling author and former Muslim Nabeel Qureshi comes this personal, challenging, and respectful answer to the many questions surrounding jihad, the rise of ISIS, and Islamic terrorism.

San Bernardino was the most lethal terror attack on American soil since 9/11, and it came on the heels of a coordinated assault on Paris. There is no question that innocents were slaughtered in the name of Allah and in the way of jihad, but do the terrorists’ actions actually reflect the religion of Islam? The answer to this question is more pressing than ever, as waves of Muslim refugees arrive in the West seeking shelter from the violent ideology of ISIS.

Setting aside speculations and competing voices, what really is jihad? How are we to understand jihad in relation to our Muslim neighbors and friends? Why is there such a surge of Islamist terrorism in the world today, and how are we to respond?

In Answering Jihad, bestselling author Nabeel Qureshi (Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus) answers these questions from the perspective of a former Muslim who is deeply concerned for both his Muslim family and his American homeland.