Need a fresh Christian perspective on sharing the gospel with Muslims? Want to understand a little more about how Muslims think and what they value? Then maybe the book, "The Crescent Through the Eyes of the Cross: Insights from an Arab Christian" is for you.
I just finished the book myself and I appreciate the perspective that I gained from this Arab Christian who has spent his life grappling with the issue of loving and communicating the gospel to Muslims.
Here in the Philippines, especially in the south, there is a significant Muslim population. There are communities of Muslims that live closer than a mile from our house. I have friends that minister to Muslims groups in this part of the country.
Yet, I have also found that many Christians, both Filipino and non-Filipino, are frightened or at least wary of their Muslims neighbors. And I suspect that the same holds true for the other direction: Muslims are suspicious of Christians as well.
Well, I don't want to continue like that. While I cannot change the attitude of anyone else, I can change my attitude. This book has helped me a lot.
It is Ramadan right now, the time of fasting and prayer for Muslims around the world. Maybe we as Christians should do a little soul searching as well during this time? I know other Christians think this way as well. For more information, check out this website: Loving Muslims Through Prayer.