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Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 2015 Christian Book Award winner • Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity in this expanded edition with new bonus content and reflections.

"My friend Nabeel Qureshi was courageous enough to chase down the truth with intellectual integrity, no matter the personal cost," --Lee Strobel, bestselling author of The Ca
Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 21st 2018 by Zondervan (first published February 1st 2014)
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Ray Nabeel Qureshi pointed out in the book that he was raised in a minority sect of Islam called the Ahmadiyyat. This group, unlike the Sunnis, does not b…moreNabeel Qureshi pointed out in the book that he was raised in a minority sect of Islam called the Ahmadiyyat. This group, unlike the Sunnis, does not believe that apostates are worthy of death, and so he did not feel like his life would be in danger from them if he converted. His parents were deeply disappointed by his decision, and they cut off communication with him for several years, but eventually they reconciled.(less)
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Rod Horncastle
Mar 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: apologetics, islam
I devoured this book fast - so exciting.

This is the best account that i've come across of a former Muslim very slowly/carefully/stubbornly becoming a Christian. He raised all the same arguments that i've seen presented by Muslims on chat groups and in video's. And he deals with all the truthful answers Christians clearly show.

I was so looking forward to what finally pushed him over the edge and allowed him to leave Islam. But the driving issue was eventually Muhammad and the Quran itself. The ch
R.J. Rodda
Apr 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian, mission
Sometimes you read a book and love it so much you want everyone you know to read it too! This is that book. It is so good I did not want it to end. I loved the friendship between Nabeel and David - their playful banter but also their ability to discuss controversial faith matters in depth while still remaining best friends. David's ability to question Nabeel while still being a fun and awesome friend is a real challenge to me. How do I share the gospel with my friends who have their own religion ...more
Mike (the Paladin)
First let me say up front that this is the personal story of a young man who left Islam and became a Christian. That's for those who are concerned. The account is given with respect and love. There are no attacks here only a first hand account of a journey that was not easy and was (and probably still is) often painful.

Allow me also to say I recommend this for Christians in "the West", that is those of us who live where Christianity is the most common "religion". We are often not conscious of th
May 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: faith
Powerful testimony from an ex-Muslim on how he went from being a passionate Muslim to a passionate Christian. Nabeel Qureshi (RIP) retells the story of how he went from being an ambassador for Islam to an ambassador for Christianity. As a teenager, Qureshi often debated with his Christian classmates over the divinity of the Jesus and the reliability of the Quran. It’s quite impressive how eloquent Mr. Qureshi was as a teenager and how he was able to convert despite the pressure from his family. ...more
Natalie Vellacott
I was a bit dubious about this book due to the references to supernatural dreams and visions that the publisher has splashed everywhere obviously for the purposes of sales. However, I was pleasantly surprised; the supernatural aspects are not the focus of the book, instead the focus is a close friendship developed by the Muslim author with a Christian school friend over a number of years. This (in conjunction with the Spirit of God) ultimately led to his conversion from Islam to Christianity.

Thomas Hayes
This book is better for explaining the mindset of various kinds of Muslims than portraying the Christian faith as true, more peaceful, and better than Islam. The ironic thing is that even though the author's faith in Islam was shaken because of contradictions in the Quran and inhumane treatment of people ( e.g. men allowed to rape women captured in war, beheading men and children), he could of used his same grievances against Islam for the Bible, especially in the Old Testament. The author conve ...more
Feb 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've been a Christian all my life. This year I set aside 11 months to travel the world and live in over 11 different countries. Each country has provided a different lens in which to view myself, my faith and my home (America). But in months when I was living in Muslim countries I had a hard time understanding their culture and practices. Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus has proved to shift my perspective and understanding of what it is like to convert to a new faith, especially one as deeply rooted ...more
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I actually read this book some time ago. I don't list every book I read, that's why it isn't on here. Due to an interaction I had with a person who reviewed this book and was on my friends list, I feel compelled to write my own review.

I think most people know the background of Nabeel Qureshi's conversion, but I will give it quickly. Nabeel was brought up in an Ahmadiyya Muslim American home and was a devoted follower of this religion. When he entered college he met a man named David Wood (a dev
Raymond Christopher
If there is a book, that challenges an Islam faith to the root, without trying to hiding its strong points but also without compromising the weak cases.
If there is a book, that shows how bias a human being can be; no matter how knowledgeable and wise he/she is; when fierce questions are aimed towards his/her belief.
If there is a book, other than the Bible itself, that boldly strengthens a Christian faith both academically and emotionally.

This book embodies these expressions. And more.

If you are
Craig Cottongim
Feb 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aided by an impressive cohort of mentors and legendary Christian Apologists, Qureshi brings to print a very valuable book, showing step by long step his transition from being an active Muslim to accepting Christ. Rarely do I put all other reading materials on hold to focus on one book at a time. Normally I'm reading at least six books simultaneously, but when I began reading Nabeel's narrative, I devoted myself to reading his story straight through. Written like a memoir, "Seeking Allah, Finding ...more
Julie Davis
Jul 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the book I'd recommend to any Christian who wants to understand how Muslims view Christianity (and Christians) and how they embrace and love their own faith. At least you'll better understand Westernized Muslims, which is the author's background.

Growing up between Great Britain and America, Nabeel Qureshi never fit in with Western culture because of his Islamic heritage. When Qureshi meets David, a devout Christian, he finally has a friend who is more like him than anyone else because th
Leah Good
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Leah by: Melody
Born in the United States to Pakistani immigrants, Nabeel Qureshi grew up in a loving family, his religion one of the most consistent and beloved elements of his formative years. As a child and youth, he enthusiastically learned the facts and doctrines of his religion, eager to be an ambassador for Islam among his peers. Not until college did he meet a Christian who was willing to be his friend. As two young men passionate about their faiths, Nabeel and David often discussed religion. Through th ...more
Dec 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Amy by: Kris
I might come back and give it a higher rating once I've allowed the book to sink in more.

It is a powerful story--and an encouraging one. I can't speak for Muslim readers, but I think it provides a powerful testimony and challenge for Christian readers and how we interact with Muslims. It reminded me of Secret Believers: What Happens When Muslims Believe in Christ and Now They Call Me Infidel: Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel, and the War on Terror--but of course, with its own unique pe
Jason Kanz
Mar 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
I saw on Amazon that at the time of this writing, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity (2014) by Nabeel Qureshi averages 4.9 out of 5.0 stars. Over 100 people have already rated this recent publication and 95% of them rated it as a 5/5. I found that rating improbably high, so when the opportunity to read this book for myself arose, I happily accepted.

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus is a story of a man's journey from Islam to Christianity. Qureshi was raised in a dev
Justin Tyme
Apr 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and would recommend it to anyone interested in a Christian-Muslim debate. The arguments the author presents are (as far as I can tell) balanced and very respectful. The story describes the heart-felt journey of a young man as he wrestles with finding a path to the Creator.
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great must be Nabeel's reward in heaven. He tested the truth, he held fast to what was good despite suffering great loss, he loved the truth. An incredible testimony of humility and courage.
Highly, highly recommend!
Ian Hammond
Apr 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Olivia Sussex
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think everyone should read this so I'm going to start lending it out. Don't tell Mim though because I borrowed it from her. ...more
Miriam Bowen
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic book. Do bear in mind I am coming at this with an entirely biased view. I am a Christian so a book that shares an awe inspiring story of a man’s journey into the family of God was always going to be enjoyable for me.
What I wasn’t expecting however, was how educational and intelligent this book was going to be. This is shown in two ways. Firstly Nabeel provides an inside look into Islam. This was fascinating for me as I, shamefully, knew very little about it. He balances a detailed look
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the book as I have often been sceptical about Muslim’s converting to Christianity, however as you read the book you see the hard evidence that the former Muslim Nabeel demands from his friend David to other Christian scholars! This good is hard to put down and is a great read. I found that whether you want to be religious or not, the questions are similar to what many people ask as they go soul searching! I really liked it, and I hope you do too!
I learned so much reading this!
It was a beautifully-told story of a Muslim man growing up devoted to his Islamic faith and slowly converting to Christianity. The way he described the Islamic traditions, and reverence for religious figures and texts was unlike anything I have ever read about Islam.
He truly just wanted to know the truth about God and Jesus, so he kept looking until he found it.
I teared up at his acceptance of salvation.
Amazing and highly recommend!
Robin Lee Hatcher
I learned so much from reading this book. It's a well written biography of one Muslim man's coming to faith in Christ. Excellent book. ...more
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus is the story of how Nabeel Qureshi’s became a Christian. (If you don’t want to read my review just go get the book & read it, it’s great. You won’t regret it)

Nabeel was born the eldest son of Pakistani immigrants, growing up in America & the U.K.—wherever the U.S. Navy assigned his father. His parents were devout Muslims & wherever they went, they attached themselves to a mosque & to the local Islamic community.

In college Nabeel began to grapple with the claims of Ch
Luisa Knight
I finished listening to the audio yesterday and it's fantastic!

I was only about a quarter of the way through when I realized how wonderful of a book this was, and that I wanted to share and experience it with my husband. So I asked Travis if he'd want to listen to it with me, that way we could discuss it too. He started and finished it in just two days (sometimes driving a lot for work has it's perks). He really enjoyed it as well and over the course of the last few days, we've had some great a
Mazzou B

An inspiring autobiography, this book reveals to the reader the heart of a devout Muslim and his journey from a dissatisfactory, confusing religion towards a powerful and real saving faith in Jesus Christ.
I found this book fascinating; one of the best books I've encountered in the past couple years. Although I came to this book with an understanding of Islam stemming from my life-long interest in the far east, I learned a great deal more of the hea
ValeReads Kyriosity
February 2021 — Having recently watched "How to Answer the Fool," I found myself wondering how a presuppositional apologist would interact with someone like Nabeel. ISTM that David's evidentialism was really needful in this instance...and his deep, personal, long-term investment in Nabeel as a friend.

The book was still as good the second time around, but sadder after Nabeel's death and the revelations about Ravi. I was glad there wasn't really anything about Ravi in the book, but it still casts
Michael O'Brien
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was absolutely an intriguing read. It's an autobiography of Nabeel Qureshi, and, in it, he provides a fascinating portrait of growing up in a family that is American, U.S. Navy, Muslim, well-balanced, and patriotic. He also details what it was like being raised within the Muslim faith, and provides an insight into, how as a young Muslim adolescent and later as a college student, how he saw the world in general and Christianity in particular. In doing so, one learns a great deal about the Is ...more
May 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian
If you are a Christian I believe this should be required reading. I love how Nabell Qureshi came to Jesus through facts and research; it was not an emotional spur of the moment decision. You knew while reading the book, if he did come to believe it would be a life altering decision, one that could cost him his family.

I admit I was not familiar to what Muslims believe and this book pointed out certain ideas that are just difficult for them grasp..for example the trinity. Trinity is hard for anyon
Anthony Rodriguez
Mar 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Nabeel's journey to faith in Jesus is simultaneously very emotional and incredibly rational. The emotional implications of leaving Islam were heartbreaking. His rational process was commendable and impressive. If only more people would research so thoroughly. This was a fascinating insider look at Islam and Christianity. ...more
Sleepless Dreamer
Reading about other people's religious crises makes me feel better.

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus is a religious memoir about Nabeel Qureshi, an ex-Muslim second generation American. It describes his journey from growing up Muslim to slowly accepting Christianity. The book is more theological than personal- the emphasis is on the religious texts and logic of the religion, rather than the interpersonal struggles.

Qureshi does an excellent job of bringing us with him in this journey. The challenge o
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Nabeel Qureshi was a New York Times best-selling author and an itinerant speaker with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. He dedicated his life to spreading the Gospel through teaching, preaching, writing, and debating.

Dr. Qureshi lectured to students at over 100 universities, including Oxford, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Hong Kong. He participated in 18

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