This book will challenge you to examine your own walk of faith. Here, we read through the eyes of a man who loves God far more devoutly than most Christians in America today. When faced with the question of what is most important in his life, God or family—despite coming from a loving family home and a culture that values family above almost everything else—his answer was God.
This is the story of that man, raised to believe in and love Allah and Muhammad and the Quran with all his heart, who was challenged by the truth of his own religion and the evidence for Jesus.
In the opening pages of this book, we read this prayer:
“God, I want Your peace. Please have mercy on me and give me the peace of knowing You. I don’t know who You are anymore, but I know that You are all that matters. You created this world, You gave it meaning, and either You define its purpose or it has none.
“Please, God Almighty, tell me who You are! At Your feet, I lay down everything I have learned, and I give my entire life to You. Take away what You will, be it my joy, my friends, my family, or even my life. But let me have You, O God.”
So begins an incredible, faith-inspiring journey through understanding the heart of a sincere, loving, and intelligent Muslim as he comes face to face with God and Jesus Christ. Within these pages, we are shown answered prayers, intensive study, and a thorough and uncompromising hunger for the truth as an entire worldview is dismantled and understood in a new light.
I was challenged by this book as I read. It moved me to examine my own heart and whether I loved God as much as this man in his crisis of faith. It moved me to consider anew the wonder of our Lord and His works and His incredible love for each of us. It renewed my commitment to faith and brought the hand of God in my own life into remembrance.
I heartily recommend this book to inspire and edify your own walk with God.
From the Cover:
In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way.
Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi struggled with an inner turmoil that will challenge Christians, Muslims, and all those who are interested in the world’s great religions.
Engaging and thought-provoking, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus tells a powerful story of the clash between Islam and Christianity in one man’s heart—and of the peace he eventually found in Jesus.
— Megan Payne