Understanding the Koran: A Quick Christian Guide to the Muslim Holy Book  -     By: Mateen Elass
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Understanding the Koran: A Quick Christian Guide to the Muslim Holy Book

Zondervan / 2003 / Paperback

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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.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 144
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 7.13 X 5 (inches)
ISBN: 0310248124
ISBN-13: 9780310248125
UPC: 025986248123
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Publisher's Description

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 it’s 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.

Author Bio

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."

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    April 9, 2013
    Library Girl
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    I have heard bits and pieces of what Islam is and is not. This book helped really clarify what the fundamental teachings of the faith are, and how we might expect/not expect its followers to believe/react. With very specific examples and excerpts from the Koran, I can feel much more confident in my understanding, and I know specifically where to go for more information.

  2. David B. Armstrong
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    September 28, 2010
    David B. Armstrong

    If you want to know what's in the Koran without actually reading it, this is the book for you.

  3. Jedd Baker
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    April 3, 2009
    Jedd Baker

    A very interesting guide to what is in the koran, why they believe it! This book compares Islam and Christian thought and isn't a book that bashes Islam but shows it's shortcomings! Worth the price.

  4. Daniel Rifenbark
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    August 19, 2007
    Daniel Rifenbark

    This book is well written and informative. The author offers a great deal of detail about the Koran. At times it seems tedious. From his perspective, Mohammad simply combined ideas from Christianity and Judaism, to whom he was exposed in the western Arabia peninsula, into one new religion. Because Mohammad was illiterate, he recited these teachings to others who memorized them. After his death, they were written down. It's interesting to see how he misunderstands Christian theology and even the simple stories of Christian history. The author also gives ideas and suggestions to believers on how to approach the Muslims.

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