For a few months I worked for an upscale department store in D.C. before beginning my M.Div. program. It was a memorable work experience because it was the first time I had encountered Muslims.
There was the woman from Morocco. Ahmad, a half-Pakistani and half-Japanese young man more agnostic than devoted. And Olam, a second-generation twentysomething from Saudi Arabia whom I engaged in a handful of spiritual conversations over lunch.
I thoroughly enjoyed these friendships and interactions, yet I felt ill-prepared when it came to issues of faith. I didn’t understand Islam itself, let alone the Muslim experience, and there were few resources to equip me enter into that experience and help them find Jesus.
Nabeel Qureshi has solved this problem by writing the resource I needed. In Seeking Allah Finding Jesus, Qureshi uses his own dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity to equip us and our people to engage Muslims, walk with them through their spiritual journey, help them encounter Christianity, and find Jesus along the way.
This is the book I wish I had 8 years ago, because this book’s power lies in Qureshi’s own story. It transforms the grey-scale interfaith dialogue conversation into a full-color high-definition experience. To help us he uses his own story to share three vital elements we need to understand to help Muslims find Jesus: