Muslims, Christians, and Jesus: Gaining Understanding and Building Relationships

Bethany House, 2008
ISBN: 9781441264435


Despite growing numbers of Muslims and Christians living or working next to each other, several major barriers remain. Mistrust, fear, and misunderstandings get in the way. 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. Medearis discusses the “Pillars of Faith,” what the Qur’an says about women, what Muslims think about the Bible and Jesus, how to have spiritual conversations with Muslims, and more. Rather than focusing initially on the differences between Islam and Christianity, Medearis shows that common ground is the best foundation for friendships and for turning hearts to Jesus.

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Key Features

  • Discusses top areas of ambiguity for Christians when talking about Islam
  • Offers culturally sensitive and practical ways for Christians to develop relationships with Muslims
  • Examines the “Pillars of Faith,” and other differences between Christianity and Islam


  • Before the Pillars: The Foundations of Islam
  • The Teachings of Islam: The Articles and Pillars of Faith
  • Islam’s Holy Book: What the Qur’an Says about Jesus
  • Women and Islam: Protecting the Purity of Women
  • Common Questions: A Knowledgeable Response
  • Jesus Meets Jihad: Overcoming Fear with Love
  • Standing on the Bridge: Muslims Who Follow Jesus
  • Love Your Neighbor: Practical Ways to Reach Out to Muslims

Praise for the Print Edition

I’ve known Carl Medearis for many years and have constantly been challenged by the quality of his life and ministry. His heart for those who don’t know Jesus is evident to all.

—Mike Bickle, author of Passion for Jesus and Growing in the Prophetic

I have experienced Carl’s compassion for people first-hand. His wisdom and experience give him unique insight into . . . sharing Christ with the Muslim world.

Ted Dekker, bestselling author of Skin, House, and Three

Carl Medearis is one of the most authentic Christians I know. I have spent time with Carl in the Middle East, and my own view of Muslims has been shaped by Carl’s living example. I was very moved when I was released from prison, to find that Carl wanted and tried to come to Iran to negotiate my release. I would highly recommend his books so that others can be changed like I have been.

—Dan Baumann, author of Imprisoned in Iran and A Beautiful Way

You won’t be able to put it down.

—Andy Braner, president, Kanakuk Colorado

This is a book deserving to be read and pondered and acted on, even if the only Muslim contact is a colleague at work.

The Lamplighter

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About Carl Medearis

Carl Medearis is a highly sought-after Islamic expert. He works with international government and business leaders and speaks at conferences and universities to 40,000 people annually. After 12 years of living in Beirut, Lebanon, Carl and his family now make their home in Colorado Springs.


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