Can a Muslim become a Christian and still remain a Muslim in every way?
This book is a series of essays that deal with the current missions movement toCan a Muslim become a Christian and still remain a Muslim in every way?
This book is a series of essays that deal with the current missions movement to effectually 'combine' Christianity and Islam. While not limited exclusively to adherents of the C5 model, that is a good frame of reference for what the authors are challenging. The basic gist is that a Muslim can add a stronger emphasis on Jesus (Isa) but continue to consider themselves a Muslim and continue their life just as it was before: attending mosque, following the pillars, maintain the validity and sacredness of the Koran, etc.
This is an excellent book for anyone that is interested in missions and evangelism with Islamic peoples. There are no straw men; the beginning of the book is written and approved by people that promote what is called "insider movements". There are a variety of authors from different backgrounds and in different types on ministry....more
While it has some basic information that might be helpful to someone that knows nothing about Islam, the overall message of the book is just plain wroWhile it has some basic information that might be helpful to someone that knows nothing about Islam, the overall message of the book is just plain wrong. The author encourages - without labeling it such - c5 churches and activities. A good example of this is when he talks about a Muslim coming to Christ and him saying he would never even suggest to them that they be baptized. Sorry, Fouad, you don't get to override Christ's commands.
I would avoid this book until you have an understanding of the differences between Christianity and Islam and the current debate over mission's strategies in Muslim contexts, and even then there is much worth in reading it....more