Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity

Book - 2018
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An unexpected journey from Islam to Christianity. In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way. Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi's inner turmoil will challenge Christians and Muslims alike. Engaging and thought-provoking, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus tells a powerful story of the clash between Islam and Christianity in one man's heart -- and of the peace he eventually found in Jesus. - Publisher.
Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, and shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God-- and of the peace he eventually found in Jesus.
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, 2018
ISBN: 9780310092643
Branch Call Number: B QUR
Characteristics: 373 pages ; 22 cm


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Mar 08, 2018

Nabeel Qureshi's journey from dedicated Muslim to convinced Christian is deeply felt throughout this book. It is excellently pined and well structured. The prologue gives great foreshadowing and is used as a point of reference for each section of the book. What was somewhat disappointing for me was that this isn't exactly a memoir like I thought it was. It's essentially a book of apologetics wrapped around a personal story. Qureshi shares personal struggle and feelings, but it feels like he camped out far more on the details of what converted him vs how he was changed by them.

I don't fault him for this. First off, it's his book. Secondly, it seems that he and his friend Dave who converted him were deeply moved by the apologetic logic here. Those arguments just have never done much for me personally. I've always been far more interested in story and atmosphere than hard pressed facts.

Overall, I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants insight to the Muslim faith or family practices, or what it looks like to convert from the Muslim faith. Just know that it's more informational and less emotional than you may be expecting.

I found this autobiography informative, fascinating, and even humorous, but most of all I love how much it made me stand in awe of God because of His search for Nabeel Qureshi. (I'm reminded of C. S. Lewis' remark that speaking of man's search for God is like speaking of the mouse's search for the cat!) I was blown away especially by the moment when Qureshi asked God why He could tear apart his family, and God told him, "It's not about you." I needed to hear that.

Sep 16, 2017

So hard to get the news that Nabeel went to be with the Lord today. Praying for your family. You have taught me so much about Islam and loving our Muslim friends. Thank you, teacher.

Aug 11, 2017

Amazing book. The author was a devout Muslim so really can educate you on what they believe from the inside out. His journey is a rational and reasoned one too, besides being difficult; he doesn't cop out by playing on emotions. Fascinating look at Islam from the inside out and captivating story by a brave author.

Jul 23, 2017

truly an amazing book to read.

Jan 24, 2017

Very thought provoking and moving Nabeel shares his questions, his study, his former rebuttals to Christianity and why they fell short, a deep look into his sect of Islam and Muslim family culture as well as how his rebuttals began to fall apart as he deepened his study in an attempt to defend Islam which led him to discover the deep love of God for him and all people.

Dec 19, 2016

This book has given me a whole new appreciation of the Muslim family life and culture. It is nice to read a positive example of a Muslim family. Hid encounter with Christ is very powerful and intellectually interesting. As a Christian I am learning from the apologetics presented in this book and also how to potentially approach someone from this background on the subject of Christ.

Librarian_Deb Dec 07, 2016

I found this man's story quite powerful. He relates how he grew up in a Muslim household, the son of immigrant parents--and he shares some very insightful thoughts on the tensions that arise between parents who are rooted in the customs and culture of where they grew up, and their children who grow up in America. Part of what made his experiences different from those of his parents was his exposure to Christians. He and his family found their arguments and attempts to evangelize them laughable, until Nabeel met David Wood. David is a serious Christian and he challenges Nabeel to prove that his beliefs are wrong. Nabeel and David engage in many back and forth arguments about Christianity--all while maintaining a lively friendship. Things become frightening for Nabeel when he begins to find his assumptions about Christian beliefs are wrong - and that some of the things he has been taught about his own religion can't stand up to the facts of history. Nabeel knows that to denounce Islam and become a Christian will deeply hurt his family and separate him from them, but he can't deny that he has been deeply affected by what he has learned. Eventually he does decide to become a Christian.
As Nabeel shares his story the reader learns a lot about how his family practiced their faith, what they believed about Christians and the Bible, and about the different arguments David and Nabeel both used to defend their positions. I found this very enlightening and it was intriguing to get a look into a Muslim household and learn about their way of life. Nabeel shares from his heart the emotions and ups and downs of his journey as well, engaging the reader in a moving story.
I highly recommend this book.

Nov 14, 2016

Really amazing testimony of a former Muslim young man. His honesty, and his unique outlook on the world, coming from a Islamic viewpoint, made for an insightful look into evangelism to Muslims and the challenges of that. The fundamental difference is all about culture. Absolutely stunning.
Edit: Sadly, Nabeel Qureshi passed away on September 16th, 2017 from cancer.

Jul 01, 2016

This was a beautiful book. I really enjoyed how much care and detail Mr. Qureshi infused into his story, effectively portraying his love for the beauty and mystery of Islam, and for his beloved family. But his willingness to risk all that was comfortable and dear to him in order to find truth, is both inspiring and challenging.

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