What a timely book full of clear, concise and easy-to-understand
information for Christians hoping to understand the Islamic faith!
It just so happened that my 9th grade daughter was writing a report
about Islam for a history assignment when this book arrived for
review. She had been struggling to put together a cohesive report
from a Christian perspective until Learning about Islam saved the
In 60 pages, this spiral bound book is packed with information
about Islamic history, Muslim practices and beliefs, how Christianity
differs, and how Christians can and are spreading the Gospel to
Muslims around the world. Most importantly for me, the writing
is easy to comprehend and to-the-point, meaning it's perfect for
6th-12th graders. Color photos, maps and other informational
boxes serve to offer context that is very beneficial to the student.
Learning about Islam is full of such rich learning! Scattered
throughout the book are Bible verses to encourage Christians in
their walk, refute Islam beliefs, or use as prayers for Muslims.
You'll find stories of missionaries, interviews with Muslims, and
charts describing differences between Jesus' teachings and those
of Muhammad. And those are just some of the gems you'll find!
By the end of the book, your child (or you!) will have a solid
- Basic Islamic beliefs and practices
- Shariah Law
- Differences between Islam and Christianity
- The Quran
- Women, Honor and Family Life
- Various kinds of Muslims
- Christians living in Muslim lands
- How to answer Muslim questions about Christianity
At the end of the book, there is a reproducible booklet to copy
and give away if you ever have the chance to witness to a Muslim.
If you choose to use Learning about Islam as a lengthy history
or Bible time study, there are activities "to-do" every few pages
or so. Your child might be asked to look up a few verses and consider
a question, make a list of things they've learned, offer up a prayer
for Muslims, or research a missionary. The "to-do's" range from
taking a few minutes, to projects that can last a few days. I also
found the book and activities to be very appropriate within a class
The Voice of the Martyrs, publisher of this book, is committed
to spreading the Gospel to all people of the world and has a special
heart for those who are persecuted for their Christian faith. This
book is one of many offered to raise awareness of what other people
believe and how Christians can bring the Light of the Word to them.
Because of this focus, Learning about Islam is a great tool full
of the Biblical answers we need in today's world.