What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur an

What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur an
Author: James R. White
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-05-01
ISBN 10: 1441260528
ISBN 13: 9781441260529
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur an Book Review:

A Look Inside the Sacred Book of One of the World's Fastest-Growing Religions What used to be an exotic religion of people halfway around the world is now the belief system of people living across the street. Through fair, contextual use of the Qur'an as the primary source text, apologist James R. White presents Islamic beliefs about Christ, salvation, the Trinity, the afterlife, and other important topics. White shows how the sacred text of Islam differs from the teachings of the Bible in order to help Christians engage in open, honest discussions with Muslims.

The Blood of Lambs

The Blood of Lambs
Author: Kamal Saleem
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-07-25
ISBN 10: 1501174290
ISBN 13: 9781501174292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blood of Lambs Book Review:

A former member of the Islamic jihad recounts his early life in a terror training camp, his travels through the Middle East pursuing Umma, his conversion to Christianity, and his thoughts on the dangers of radical Islam.

Thomas Jefferson s Qur an

Thomas Jefferson s Qur an
Author: Denise A. Spellberg
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN 10: 0385350538
ISBN 13: 9780385350532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thomas Jefferson s Qur an Book Review:

In this original and illuminating book, Denise A. Spellberg reveals a little-known but crucial dimension of the story of American religious freedom—a drama in which Islam played a surprising role. In 1765, eleven years before composing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson bought a Qur’an. This marked only the beginning of his lifelong interest in Islam, and he would go on to acquire numerous books on Middle Eastern languages, history, and travel, taking extensive notes on Islam as it relates to English common law. Jefferson sought to understand Islam notwithstanding his personal disdain for the faith, a sentiment prevalent among his Protestant contemporaries in England and America. But unlike most of them, by 1776 Jefferson could imagine Muslims as future citizens of his new country. Based on groundbreaking research, Spellberg compellingly recounts how a handful of the Founders, Jefferson foremost among them, drew upon Enlightenment ideas about the toleration of Muslims (then deemed the ultimate outsiders in Western society) to fashion out of what had been a purely speculative debate a practical foundation for governance in America. In this way, Muslims, who were not even known to exist in the colonies, became the imaginary outer limit for an unprecedented, uniquely American religious pluralism that would also encompass the actual despised minorities of Jews and Catholics. The rancorous public dispute concerning the inclusion of Muslims, for which principle Jefferson’s political foes would vilify him to the end of his life, thus became decisive in the Founders’ ultimate judgment not to establish a Protestant nation, as they might well have done. As popular suspicions about Islam persist and the numbers of American Muslim citizenry grow into the millions, Spellberg’s revelatory understanding of this radical notion of the Founders is more urgent than ever. Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an is a timely look at the ideals that existed at our country’s creation, and their fundamental implications for our present and future.

What the Qur an Meant

What the Qur an Meant
Author: Garry Wills
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 1101981032
ISBN 13: 9781101981030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What the Qur an Meant Book Review:

America’s leading religious scholar and public intellectual introduces lay readers to the Qur’an with a measured, powerful reading of the ancient text Garry Wills has spent a lifetime thinking and writing about Christianity. In What the Qur’an Meant, Wills invites readers to join him as he embarks on a timely and necessary reconsideration of the Qur’an, leading us through perplexing passages with insight and erudition. What does the Qur’an actually say about veiling women? Does it justify religious war? There was a time when ordinary Americans did not have to know much about Islam. That is no longer the case. We blundered into the longest war in our history without knowing basic facts about the Islamic civilization with which we were dealing. We are constantly fed false information about Islam—claims that it is essentially a religion of violence, that its sacred book is a handbook for terrorists. There is no way to assess these claims unless we have at least some knowledge of the Qur’an. In this book Wills, as a non-Muslim with an open mind, reads the Qur’an with sympathy but with rigor, trying to discover why other non-Muslims—such as Pope Francis—find it an inspiring book, worthy to guide people down through the centuries. There are many traditions that add to and distort and blunt the actual words of the text. What Wills does resembles the work of art restorers who clean away accumulated layers of dust to find the original meaning. He compares the Qur’an with other sacred books, the Old Testament and the New Testament, to show many parallels between them. There are also parallel difficulties of interpretation, which call for patient exploration—and which offer some thrills of discovery. What the Qur’an Meant is the opening of a conversation on one of the world’s most practiced religions.

American Minute

American Minute
Author: William J. Federer
Publsiher: Amerisearch, Inc.
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2003-05
ISBN 10: 9780965355780
ISBN 13: 0965355780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Minute Book Review:

This is an interesting and inspiring collection of history vignettes, one for each day of the year. Well-known national holidays and achievements are recalled in detail as well as facts of courage, sacrifice, and captivating American trivia.

American Qur an

American Qur an
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 443
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9781631490187
ISBN 13: 1631490184
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Qur an Book Review:

When images from the American Qur'an went public in 2009, even the most jaded critics in the art world were alarmed. Indeed, the Los Angeles–based artist Sandow Birk—already known for his pathbreaking work—had done the unthinkable and set Islam's holiest text against scenes from contemporary American life, imbuing each backdrop with his own urban “skatesurf ” sensibility. While Birk wasn't illustrating the Qur'an itself, many worried that his effort to so exactly replicate the ancient methods of illuminated Arabic manuscripts could be misconstrued. Astonishingly, the project was not only welcomed by the Muslim community but also hailed as an “ambitious and valuable undertaking” (New York Times). Now appearing in full for the first time ever, this lavishly designed volume—containing all 114 surahs—blends the past with the present, East with the West like nothing before it. The result, nine years in the making, is a universal message to humankind and one of the most original art books to appear in decades.

The Public Eye

The Public Eye
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000117322655
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Public Eye Book Review:

A journal of social and political issues.

There Really Is a Santa Claus

There Really Is a Santa Claus
Author: William J. Federer
Publsiher: Amerisearch, Inc.
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780965355742
ISBN 13: 0965355748
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

There Really Is a Santa Claus Book Review:

Saint Nicholas - Sinter Klaas - Santa Claus Read the story of Nicholas, 3rd Century Bishop of Myra, Asia Minor (present day Turkey) and how over time stories of his holy, generous life were embelished into legend. Discover additions of writer Washington Irving, minister Clement Moore, Civil War illustrator Thomas Nast, Coca-Cola artist Haddom Sundblom. Explore fascinating origins of the 12 Days of Christmas, Christmas Tree, Carols, Kris Kringle, Creche' scene, Poinsettia, Hanukkah... Relive events on Christmas throughout history, from Columbus to Valley Forge, the Great Depression to the Korean War. Travel back in time by reading Christmas Messages of U.S. Presidents, such as: Harry S Truman, just after WWII, at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree, 1946: "If we as a nation, and the other nations of the world, will accept it, the star of faith will guide us into the place of peace as it did the shepherds on that day of Christ's birth long ago."

Interpreting the Qur an

Interpreting the Qur an
Author: Abdullah Saeed
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2005-12-20
ISBN 10: 1134215924
ISBN 13: 9781134215928
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interpreting the Qur an Book Review:

How is the Qur'an - central to all Muslim societies - to be understood today in order to meet the needs of these societies? Abdullah Saeed, a distinguished Muslim scholar, explores the interpretation of the ethico-legal content of the Qur'an, whilst taking into consideration the changing nature of the modern world. Saeed explores the current debates surrounding the interpretation of the Qur'an, and their impact on contemporary understanding of this sacred text. Discussing the text's relevance to modern issues without compromising the overall framework of the Qur'an and its core beliefs and practices, he proposes a fresh approach, which takes into account the historical and contemporary contexts of interpretation. Inspiring healthy debate, this book is essential reading for students and scholars seeking a contemporary approach to the interpretation of the Qur'anic text.

The Qur an

The Qur an
Author: Jane McAuliffe
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 019086768X
ISBN 13: 9780190867683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Qur an Book Review:

""The connectivity fostered by globalization coupled with the increased tension generated by the tragedies of September 11th and other terrorist atrocities have created an intellectual hunger on both sides of the divide between the West and the Islamic world. Americans, Europeans, and others in "the West" want adequate and reliable information about Islam and the Muslim world. But what they get is often misleading, distorted and sensationalized. To offset this, those of us who know something about these subjects have been working overtime to correct the inaccuracies and to stop the flow of misinformation. Many religious leaders and scholars in the Muslim world are on a similar quest. They want to know how people in non-Muslim countries learn about Islam, the Qur'an, and the fundamentals of Muslim faith and practice because they, too, are fully aware of the falsehoods and fabrications that often pass for the truth in many American and European media outlets, whether news media or social media. Even more urgently, they seek to present a counter-narrative to the perverse and corrupted versions of Islam preached by groups like the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, ISIS, and Boko Haram. Hope this book will be helpful in their efforts. ""--

Endangered Speeches

Endangered Speeches
Author: William J. Federer
Publsiher: Amerisearch Incorporated
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2008-10
ISBN 10: 9780977808588
ISBN 13: 0977808580
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Endangered Speeches Book Review:

Why are churches afraid to speak on public issues? It is not why you think! Find out how voter fraud in Lyndon B. Johnsons 1948 Texas Senate race changed history? See what effect McCarthyism and the 1950s anti-Communist movement had? Why did LBJ amend the 1954 IRS Code to limit 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations? How has freedom of the majority become tyranny of a minority? Find out who used to endorse candidates and speak on issues from slavery, war, Sunday blue laws and prohibition to child labor, womens suffrage and civil rights? When did the ACLU bring change? What was meant by separation of church state? You will be fascinated as the pieces of history fall into place.

Spreading the Wealth

Spreading the Wealth
Author: Stanley Kurtz
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-08-02
ISBN 10: 1101601671
ISBN 13: 9781101601679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spreading the Wealth Book Review:

When Barack Obama told “Joe the Plumber” that he wanted to “spread the wealth around,” he wasn’t just using a figure of speech. Since the 2008 campaign, Stanley Kurtz has established himself as one of Barack Obama’s most effective and well-informed critics. He was the first to expose the extent of Obama’s ties to radicals such as Bill Ayers and ACORN. Now Kurtz reveals new evidence that the administration’s talk about helping the middle class is essentially a smoke screen. Behind the scenes, plans are under way for a serious push toward wealth redistribution, with the suburban middle class—not the so-called one percent—bearing the brunt of it. Why haven’t we heard more about policies that will lead to redistribution? In part, of course, because controversies over Obamacare, unemployment, and the exploding budget deficit have taken the media spot­light. But the main reason, according to Kurtz, is that Obama doesn’t want to tip his hand about his second term. He knows that his plans will alienate the moderate swing voters who hold the key to his reelection. Drawing on previously overlooked sources, Kurtz cuts through that smoke screen to reveal what’s really going on. Radicals from outside the administration—including key Obama allies from his early community organizing days—have been quietly influ­encing policy, in areas ranging from edu­cation to stimulus spending. Their goal: to increase the influence of America’s cities over their suburban neighbors so that even­tually suburban independence will vanish. In the eyes of Obama’s former mentors—fol­lowers of leftist radical Saul Alinsky—suburbs are breeding grounds for bigotry and greed. The classic American dream of a suburban house and high quality, locally controlled schools strikes them as selfishness, a waste of resources that should be redirected to the urban poor. The regulatory groundwork laid so far is just a prelude to what’s to come: substantial redistribution of tax dollars. Over time, cities would effectively swallow up their surround­ing municipalities, with merged school dis­tricts and forced redistribution of public spending killing the appeal of the suburbs. The result would be a profound transforma­tion of American society. Kurtz shows the unbroken line of continuity from Obama’s community organizing roots to his presidency. And he reveals why his plan to undermine the suburbs means so much to him personally. Kurtz’s revelations are sure to be hotly dis­puted. But they are essential to helping vot­ers make an informed choice about whether to reward the president with a second term.

Worshipping the State

Worshipping the State
Author: Benjamin Wiker
Publsiher: Regnery Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-03-25
ISBN 10: 1621570290
ISBN 13: 9781621570295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Worshipping the State Book Review:

Outlining a simple, step-by-step strategy for disestablishing the state church of secularism, Wiker shows the full historical sweep of the war to those on the Christian side of the cultural battle--and as a consequence of this far more complete vantage, how to win it.

Stalin s Secret Agents

Stalin s Secret Agents
Author: M. Stanton Evans,Herbert Romerstein
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2012-11-13
ISBN 10: 143914768X
ISBN 13: 9781439147689
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stalin s Secret Agents Book Review:

A primary source examination of the infiltration of Stalin's Soviet intelligence network by members of the American government during World War II reveals the dictator's dubious partnerships with such top-level figures as Vice President Henry Wallace and chief advisor Harry Hopkins. Co-written by the author of Blacklisted by History.

God in the Qur an

God in the Qur an
Author: Jack Miles
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-11-13
ISBN 10: 0525521615
ISBN 13: 9780525521617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God in the Qur an Book Review:

Who is Allah? What does He ask of those who submit to His teachings? Pulitzer Prize-winner Jacke Miles gives us a deeply probing, revelatory portrait of the world’s second largest, fastest-growing and perhaps most tragically misunderstood religion. In doing so, Miles illuminates what is unique about Allah, His teachings, and His resolutely merciful temperament, and he thereby reveals that which is false, distorted, or simply absent from the popular conception of the heart of Islam. So, too, does Miles uncover the spiritual and scriptural continuity of the Islamic tradition with those of Judaism and Christianity, and the deep affinities among the three by setting passages from the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Qur’an side by side. In the spirit of his two previous books, God and Christ, and with his characteristic sensitivity, perspicacity and prodigious command of the subject, Miles calls for us all to read another’s scriptures with the same understanding and accommodating eye that we turn upon our own.

The Qur an morality and critical reason

The Qur  an  morality and critical reason
Author: Muòhammad Shaòhråur
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 586
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9004171037
ISBN 13: 9789004171039
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Qur an morality and critical reason Book Review:

This book presents the work and ideas of the Syrian writer Muhammad Shahrur to the English-speaking world. Shahrur is at the moment the most innovative intellectual thinker in the Arab Middle East. Often described as the a ~Martin Luther of Islam,a (TM) he offers a liberal, progressive reading of Islam that aims to counter the influences of religious fundamentalism and radical politics. Shahrura (TM)s innovative interpretation of the Qura (TM)an offers groundbreaking new ideas, based on his conviction that centuries of historical Islam, including scholarship in the traditional Islamic religious sciences, have obscured or even obliterated the Qura (TM)ana (TM)s progressive and revolutionary message. That message is one that has endured through each period of human history in which Islam has existed, encouraging Muslims to apply the most contemporary perspective available to interpret the Qura (TM)ana (TM)s meaning.

Education and Muslim Identity During a Time of Tension

Education and Muslim Identity During a Time of Tension
Author: Melanie Brooks
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN 10: 1351590669
ISBN 13: 9781351590662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Education and Muslim Identity During a Time of Tension Book Review:

Education and Muslim Identity During a Time of Tension explores life inside an Islamic Center and school in present-day America. Melanie Brooks’ work draws on in-depth discussions with community and school leaders, teachers, parents and students to present thoughtful and contemporary perspectives on many issues central to American-Muslim identities. Particularly poignant are the children’s voices, as they discuss their developing identities and how they navigate the choice of being American, Muslim, or both. The book covers topics ranging from establishing the community and the considerations involved, the management of diversity within the community, and approaches to modern opinions on and experiences of gender and extremism in the western world. Based on focus groups, interviews and observations collected over a two-year period, this book serves as a fascinating and informative insight into the culture and experiences of modern American Muslims. This is essential reading for students and researchers interested in education, religion, politics, sociology, and most particularly in contemporary Islamic studies.

The Qur an

The Qur an
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2008-04-17
ISBN 10: 9780191574078
ISBN 13: 0191574074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Qur an Book Review:

'Read! Your Lord is the Most Bountiful one who taught by the pen, who taught man what he did not know.' The Qur'an, believed by Muslims to be the word of God, was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad 1400 years ago. It is the supreme authority in Islam and the living source of all Islamic teaching; it is a sacred text and a book of guidance, that sets out the creed, rituals, ethics, and laws of the Islamic religion. It has been one of the most influential books in the history of literature. Recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, it has nevertheless remained difficult to understand in its English translations. This new translation is written in a contemporary idiom that remains faithful to the original, making it easy to read while retaining its powers of eloquence. Archaisms and cryptic language are avoided, and the Arabic meaning preserved by respecting the context of the discourse. The message of the Qur'an was directly addressed to all people regardless of class, gender, or age, and this translation is equally accessible to everyone. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

What Every Christian Needs to Know

What Every Christian Needs to Know
Author: Greg Laurie
Publsiher: Kerygma Pub
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2011-01-15
ISBN 10: 9780984332786
ISBN 13: 0984332782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Every Christian Needs to Know Book Review:

You wouldn't climb a mountain or sail the Pacific without first checking out your equipment. Why? Because your very life will depend on how prepared you are to face the obstacles and challenges before you. It's the same with launching into the great adventure called the Christian life. It's the best and most exciting journey anyone could ever make, but no one said it would be easy! You'll need a working knowledge of your guide book, the Bible, and your communication links wh heaven through prayer. You'll also want to grab every opportunity to invite others along on the road to heaven as you share your faith with wisdom and passion. Here's a book that will get you on the road and prepare you for the valleys - and mountaintips! -- up ahead.

The Art of the Qur an

The Art of the Qur  an
Author: Türk ve İslâm Eserleri Müzesi,Massumeh Farhad,Simon Rettig
Publsiher: Smithsonian Institution
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 1588345785
ISBN 13: 9781588345783
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of the Qur an Book Review:

Published on the occasion of the exhibition The Art of the Qur'an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, Istanbul, held at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C., October 15, 2016-February 20, 2017.