Sunday, March 9, 2014

Review: Seeking Allah Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi takes the reader on a riveting journey into the mind and heart of  a man passionately seeking and receiving revelation from the one true God. The book succeeds not only as a gripping narrative autobiography, but as a poignant presentation of the truth of Jesus Christ as revealed to a brilliant young Pakistani Muslim. This is a life-changing book that stirs the heart, arrests the mind, and brings the reader into a step-by-step revelation of Jesus as the Savior for all the world.

Nabeel Qureshi does a phenomenal job of taking the reader into his mind and heart to reveal a cultural background and mindset that remains mysterious to most of the world. His vivid portraits of his life as a child, the discomfort of teenage years as a third-culture kid, and the challenges of fighting for truth and identity as an adult thrust us into a different world. His honest descriptions of his struggle with the truth, his foundations, and his own understanding and relationship with God are unlike any biography I've read before, yet they seem so familiar and close to my own heart. In writing a book about himself, a young Muslim seeking the truth, Nabeel Qureshi has managed to capture the inner wrestling for and against the truth of God in Jesus Christ.

Nabeel's story is beautiful. It is so much more than a testimony of a Muslim meeting Jesus. It is a thrilling account of intellectual honesty in the midst of extreme tension. It is a powerful story of supernatural encounters, dreams, and visions. It is a crash course in apologetics taught through riveting dialogue. It is the story of how God loved the world so much, that while we were still sinners, He sent His Son to die for us. It is the story of how God reaches down and intervenes in the lives of His creation, guiding us into all truth. As a minister who works with Muslims everyday, has been through numerous trainings and read numerous books, this book has contributed so much to my understanding of Islam, Muslims, Pakistanis, apologetics, evangelism, and even relationship with God. Even more than that it has given me fresh hope and inspiration as I share the truth of the Gospel with a world that longs for the truth and a God who will intervene in their lives.

My thanks to Zondervan for providing a complimentary review copy. I have given an honest review.

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