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Author: Mateen Elass Narrator: Don Reed Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9780310305385
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What You Should Know about Islam’s Holy Book

How is it like the Bible? How is it different? Why is it important?

Muslims believe the Koran exists as a literal book in heaven and was dictated to the prophet Muhammad by the angel Gabriel. It is only the length of the New Testament, yet a fifth of the world claims it is the complete revelation of God. To most Americans, though, the Koran remains a mystery. Did you know that the Koran teaches the virgin birth and miracle-filled, prophetic ministry of Jesus? Claims to fully embrace his teachings? Reveres Abraham, Moses, Jonah, and other biblical prophets?

Find out how the Koran resembles the Bible—and the drastic ways in which it differs. Understanding the Koran gives you a fascinating essential grasp of Islam’s holy book: where it came from, what it teaches, how Muslims view it, and how the Allah of the Koran compares with the God of the Bible.

Cherished as the final, perfect revelation of God’s will by 1.2 billion Muslims worldwide, the Koran has become a part of American life. Today, those who read and memorize it may work in your town, shop where you shop, or send their children to the same school your kids attend. What do you know about the holy book that shapes the lives and eternal destinies of your neighbors and a fifth of the world’s population?

While some similarities exist between the Koran and the Bible, the differences are striking. Written by a pastor who was born to a Muslim father and raised in Saudi Arabia, Understanding the Koran gives you a fascinating, easy-to-understand overview that will show you:

  • Why the background behind the Koran is important
  • How the Koran came into existence
  • A summary of the main teachings of the Koran, including what it says about Jesus and the crucifixion
  • Similarities and differences between Muslim and Christian views of God
  • What the Koran teaches about Jihad and holy war
  • What the Koran teaches about heaven and hell
More than furnishing you with an essential grasp of Islam’s holy book, Understanding the Koran points you to the one thing that can draw your Muslim friends to Jesus—his love, demonstrated to them through you. Discussion questions enable you to use this book in group studies

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 2/9/2013

    " I gained so enlightenment about the Koran but I can't say this was what I was looking for. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremy | 8/11/2012

    " This book is heavily referenced in the textbook that I teach from. That was nice to see. My dad gave the book to me several years ago, and I had never gotten to it. Very in-depth and helpful. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alice | 8/26/2011

    " Very Christian-centric. The book is opinionated and not balanced. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 6/21/2011

    " This book is a nice short introduction to the Koran and what it says, and how it was written. It was written by a man who converted from Islam to Christianity, and he explained why and how the Koran plays an important part of a Muslim's life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 1/15/2011

    " A very good concise guide to the Koran. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meadow | 9/19/2010

    " I LOVED it. I was so in depth about the Koran, I learned a lot. It was interesting to see what they belived, and how the Koran compares to our Bible. A must read for any Bible an ordinary teen! "

About the Narrator

Bill Hybels is the founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois. Willow Creek’s pioneering ministries have made it one of the most attended churches in North America with an outreach that extends worldwide. Hybels has authored more than 20 books, including Fit to Be TiedRediscovering Church (with his wife Lynne), Too Busy Not to Pray, Courageous Leadership, Just Walk Across the Room, and Holy Discontent