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Recommended Reading

Want to learn more? There are some great books available to:

  • Give you a basic overview of Islam
  • Help you catch God’s heart for Muslims
  • Stir your spirit with amazing reports from around the world of how God has been moving Muslims to follow of Jesus
  • Teach you how to relate to Muslims and communicate the good news about Jesus

9/11 changed perceptions of Islam in the West. Many books have been written since then which feed off of fear, or emphasize theological dividing points between Islam and Christianity. We believe that God’s people should fear God, not people. And we are compelled by Jesus’ command to love and pray for Muslims.

Here are some books that Frontiers recommends, to help overcome fear of Muslims and learn more about God’s heart for them…

5 Great Books To Learn About Muslims and God’s Heart For Them

You’ve Got Libya: A life serving the Muslim world

Greg Livingstone — (Buy From Amazon)

Greg Livingstone has spent a lifetime planting churches in Muslim communities and can testify to the life-changing power of the gospel in even the most unpromising circumstances. This is his autobiography, full of compelling humor and self-depreciating honesty as Livingstone travels all over the world proclaiming the Gospel. The result is a page turning tour de force that urges the reader to pursue God unreservedly and to join with Him in the adventure of pursuing the lost.

“A hard book to put down.” –Phil Parshall
“An utterly real, high-impact, sham-free life story.” –Don Richardson

We don’t mind plugging Greg Livingstone’s autobiography first ; )

It’s a compelling story and a faith-encourager. You will be reminded how God can and wants to use ordinary people to do extraordinary things for His kingdom. As Greg traces his own story, he also covers the emergence of Frontiers, so this book will give you understanding of the “DNA” of Frontiers as a movement. (If you find yourself resonating with Greg’s God-story, take that as an indicator that you might be a good fit in the Frontiers community!)


Muslims, Christians, and Jesus

Carl Medearis — (Buy From Amazon)

Carl Medearis provides new insights into the top questions people have about Muslims, Muhammad, and Islam. With practical information and fascinating stories, he shares culturally sensitive ways for Christians to get to know Muslims on a personal level.

A great introduction to basics of Muslim beliefs & practices, and how to start relating to Muslims personally here at home. What are the key beliefs? The “Five Pillars of Islam”? Why do Muslim women cover their heads? What are common questions from Muslims about Christian beliefs?

Medearis approaches everything with a positive tone and focuses the possibilities for relating to each other. He summarizes areas of difference too, but this book does not make those a main focus. Throughout, he keeps calling the reader back to a Christlike perspective.

In addition to clear practical info, the book is sprinkled with plenty stories from Medaris’ experiences during his time living overseas in Lebanon. He’s a great storyteller, so his illustrations are welcome. As he seems to be willing to do crazy (in a good way) things in response to God’s leading, the stories will also stir your faith in God’s work in the world today, and might challenge your own willingness to be open to God leading you to do new things too.


The Insanity of God

Nik Ripken — (Buy From Amazon)

This is a book that every well-meaning Christian ought to read. It gives the most comprehensive overview of what life is like for the true followers of Jesus who are willing to pay the whole price for following Him. Extremely touching at times. It makes you cry and it makes you laugh. But remember they are your brothers and mine. Therefore we have a responsibility of standing with them as part of the body of Christ worldwide. Brother Andrew, Founder of Open Doors, International Author, God’s Smuggler and Secret Believers


A Wind in the House of Islam: How God is drawing Muslims around the world to faith in Jesus Christ

David Garrison — (Buy From Amazon)

A global survey of Muslim movements to Christ reveals that we are in the midst of the greatest turning of Muslims to Christ in history. Each movement has at least a thousand baptisms, some containing tens of thousands of Muslims who are now followers of Jesus Christ.

Thorough research, and amazing stories about the “new thing” God is doing for Muslims in this generation. For the first time in history, thousands of Muslims are finding fullness of life through the good news of Jesus and his kingdom. You’ll be glad you read it!


Miraculous Movements: How Hundreds of Thousands of Muslims Are Falling in Love with Jesus

Jerry Trousdale — (Buy From Amazon)

How do the people most resistant to the transformative power of the gospel come to be its most devoted followers? Miraculous Movement recounts an amazing change taking place within Muslim communities where the truth of Jesus Christ is turning around the lives of many thousands of Muslims from more than twenty people groups.

An engaging mixture of: stories to paint the big picture and report what God is doing, teaching on how to make disciples (foster disciple-making movements), and case studies to illustrate teaching points. Highly applicable in Canada too, considering the countless Canadians live in social circles without a single follower of Jesus and who would never “go to church.”

Also recommended

The Unspoken Gospel: Living Faith Beyond Borders

Ellen Janzen — (Buy From Amazon)

Ellen Janzen writes about creating friendships that cross the cultural conventions that we all take for granted—cross cultural friendship. The message is timely and relevant in the current tradewinds of population transition. As more people from Eastern continents make their way to Western nations, we can either welcome and learn from them or ignore their culture and expect they will embrace “ours”—a culture that is naturally evolving as the world changes. We all gain from making the effort to understand other cultures and build community together.


Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity

Nabeel Qureshi — (Buy From Amazon)

In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, now expanded with bonus content, 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 greatest 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.


From Seed to Fruit: Global Trends, Fruitful Practices, and Emerging Issues Among Muslims

J. Dudley Woodberry, Editor (2nd edition, 2011) — (Buy From Amazon)

“What practices is God blessing in raising up groups of Jesus followers among Muslims?” In recent years workers from a growing number of organizations have begun to discuss this question. Their insights were refined by a broad group of workers in a consultation in the spring of 2007, analyzed, and compiled in this volume. From Seed to Fruit presents the most recent worldwide research on witness to Christ among Muslim peoples.

A textbook / reference for those wanting to dig deeper into the rich research on fruitful practices.


Encountering the World of Islam (cover)Encountering the World of Islam

Keith E. Swartley (editor) — (Buy From Amazon / Take The Course)

Encountering the World of Islam explores the Muslim world and God’s plan for Muslims. Investigate Islam through this positive and hopeful book on God’s heart to reach Muslims. The book covers the life of Muhammad, the history of Islamic civilization, Islamic beliefs, and Muslims today and their everyday lives across the diverse cultures of different Muslims peoples from Morocco to Indonesia. Gain insight into Muslim culture and worldview and Christian outreach to Muslims – our response to Islam and prayer for the Muslim world. More than 80 different practitioners guide you through this introduction to the world of Islam.


Let the Nations Be Glad!: The Supremacy of God in Missions

by John Piper — (Buy From Amazon)

“Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn’t. Worship is ultimate.”

Let the Nations Be Glad! has become a modern missions classic. A trusted resource for thousands of missionaries, pastors, church leaders, and laypeople, it provides a thorough biblical examination of the basis for missions and its relationship with worship.

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