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Courageous wake-up call to Christians.
on 4 January 2004
Having studied Christianity and Islam for some time, I eagerly purchased this book with a keen sense of anticipation to read the author's own personal analysis of Islam.
Other studies which I have accessed from the source have seriously impressed me with the manner in which the Hebrew-Christian Scriptures have been dissected and analysed.
To that end I was initially disappointed when I discovered that the book was not in fact primarily a study of Islam in itself. However, the book does indeed address many of the aspects of Islam and goes to some length to reveal to the reader that the God of the Bible and the God of Islam are definitely NOT one and the same Person.
These potentially contentious issues are approached sensitively and respectively with appropriate references being made in relation to the Hebrew-Christian Scriptures and the Islamic Holy books to clarify this point from the perspective of both sides. The text revealing from the Holy Bible that the God of the Bible has a Son, Jesus Christ, whereas the God of Islam, Allah, is described in the Quran as having no son whatsoever. Other pivotal differences between the two religions are also addressed with due reference to the above sources.
This book is described as specifically being written out of a burden for the Church and as a "wake-up call for Christians" with the book declaring that due to the ravages of secularisation and other similar "distractions", the Church has largely turned it's back upon God and left a vacuum which is allegedly being increasingly filled by Islam.
The reader is shown where the Church has failed in so many areas and where repentance and renewal are so desperately needed.
Some might disagree with some observations of the writer, but this study presents an absorbing case to answer and honestly addresses these issues whilst pointing the Church in the right direction.
The writer addresses the situation primarily in the United Kingdom, but it is clearly evident that the message applies equally throughout the Western World.
This is not a scare-mongering book, but a very courageous, significant, and extremely important work which I highly recommend. It is extremely well presented and will hold the reader's attention throughout. Thank you.