Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all feature parallel accounts of the ‘end times,’ and all three accounts feature a messianic Savior, an apocalyptic final war between good and evil, and a central role for the city of Jerusalem; do these three ‘end times’ scenarios intersect in some way? In a world that cries out for peace, which will prevail—Jesus or jihad?
It is very rare that I read a non-fiction book in one setting, but I read this one in one setting. The author knows his stuff, and writes in a way to make a fascinating and informative read.
I know of some of the differences between Islam and Christianity, and between Allah and God, but Yousseff lays out the differences in an easy to understand graph and also discusses them. I found myself wondering more than once why people turn to Islam over Christianity..... Jesus offers so much more.
There is a chapter on the Antichrist and the parallels between him and the Muslim Mhadi, a powerful Muslim figure who will rise to power in the last day, and although the author didn't come out and say it, it sounds like the two could be the same man, which could possibly mean the Antichrist will be a Muslim.
He also describes the start of Islam and what all of the mess in the Middle East is about. As the title suggests, he talks about Jihad and what it really means, and the final section is on peace and what it really means.
I'll admit, I am even more fearful of Islam and what they are doing here in America now, but I learned a lot from the book and would recommend reading it. It is well written and very informative. We all need to know more about this stuff and this is a great book to read to learn more.
About the author:
Michael Youssef, Ph.D., is the founder and president of Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef, a worldwide ministry that leads the way for people living in spiritual darkness to discover the light of Christ through the creative use of media and on-the-ground ministry teams. His weekly television programs and daily radio programs are broadcast more than 4,300 times per week in 24 languages to more than 190 countries. He is also the founding pastor of The Church of The Apostles in Atlanta, Georgia. Jesus, Jihad, and Peace is available from Worthy Publishing. Thanks to Worthy Publishing for the review copy.
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