I have been wanting to blog about this book almost since I started reading it. I have very little time to read, and have to usually squeeze it in. But, it was very hard to put this book down. This is one of the best books I have read in probably a year and I would recommend it to anyone who likes biographies, wants to learn more about Islam, wants to understand how to better communicate with Muslims or who just wants to sharpen their ability in knowing what they believe and why they believe it. I can't say enough about it. I received this book for free from the book review program for bloggers available at www.booklookbloggers.com and no one required me to write a positive review.
Among the other things that I liked about this book was the understanding of Christian beliefs that he recognized and was able to counter as a Muslim. I took an entire semester class on Islam in college from a credible professor, but never understood that many Muslims have apologetics and actually do understand much of Christian scripture. Many, like Nabeel, are taught to counter these Christian beliefs even from a young age. I also appreciated the details of the journey he undertook in countering the main objections he had to Christianity and how they were individually dismantled over time. I learned a lot about being patient as others are investigating the Christian faith.
And finally, I was humbled and touched with compassion for the people he was willing to lose in order to embrace the truth. I pray for Nabeel and his family that they will one day be completely reconciled under the banner of Jesus the Son of God and not just their family relationship. All in all, this was a great book and I hope that you will read it, grow from it and be more encouraged to patiently learn to present Jesus Christ to others so they too can know Him as Lord,