The Koran is veiled in mystery for most Christians. Offering a brief, straightforward introduction, Elass explains the Koran's background, summarizes its teachings, discusses differences from and similarities to the Bible, and suggests how it should---and shouldn't---be used in conversation with Muslims. 144 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 144 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2003 Dimensions: 7.13 X 5 (inches)
ISBN: 0310248124 ISBN-13: 9780310248125 UPC: 025986248123 Availability: In Stock
A quick non-technical, introduction to the Koran designed to help Christians understand a hidden book revered by 1.3 billion Muslims, covering the background on its writing, a summary of its contents, a perspective on how its used and viewed by Muslims, a comparison of differences and similarities to the Bible, and some suggestions on how it should and should not be used in conversations with Muslims.
Mateen Elass (PhD, University of Durham in England) was raised in Saudi Arabia in a Muslim environment. He holds degrees from Stanford University, Fuller Theological Seminary, and a PhD from the University of Durham in England. He has served in a church in Colorado and currently serves as senior pastor of a Presbyterian church in the Midwest. He has written feature articles for Moody magazine, including 'What Muslims Think of America.'