A timely new book, Questions Muslims Ask Christians by J. P. Knight, deserves to be widely promoted. It is written for Middle Eastern people residing in the USA and abroad in a style that is informed, clear and charitable. It tackles the most common questions Muslims would like to ask Christians if given the chance. How can we be so sure? They came directly from Muslims and not the author’s study.
A few years ago, J.P. attended Friday prayer services at four different mosques. With the imams’ permission, he distributed blank sheets of paper and pens, stood before the ummah (congregation) and asked this open-ended question:
“If you could sit down with devoted Christians and ask them any question about their beliefs or practices, what would you ask? Take all the time you need. I will collect them and answer them in a book.”
From those mosques, he came away with 132 questions. This book is the fruit of that project.
Most books on Islam by Christian authors are written to other Christians. They are about Muslims, not to Muslims. This one stands out not only by what it says, but to whom it says it.
But it’s not just for Muslims. It’s also written for Christians, providing them with a handy go-to source for fielding Muslim questions.
This first volume focuses on subjects that mattered most to Muslims: God and Scripture. Volume 2 (2020) will answer their questions about salvation and life practices.
How Donations will be Used
$5,000 for promoting the Book so that it reaches its intended reading audience – inquiring Muslims and caring Christians. Costs include tradeshows in USA/Europe, an author website, video trailer, email marketing, internet advertising campaign along with shipping and handling, etc.
$25,000 for global travel. God has opened doors for J.P. to go and share the Word in countries and communities that are still untouched by the Gospel. Christian hosts from higher-risk areas in which Christians make up the minority are unable to reimburse him. It’s not the sort of thing that can be advertised on social media. J. P. often covers his own travel expense.
What is 4Ethne? A ministry J.P. launched five years ago to train Christ’s Body, the church, in building bridges of hope to our “next door nations.” Millions of Muslim people live in neighborhoods all over our country who are searching for answers. They would welcome someone who would befriend them and point them to Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Its non-profit 501c3 status allows donations to be tax-deductible.