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By Rick Richter / Baker / 2011
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Islam is one of the fastest-growing faiths in the world. In our multicultural environment, Christians and Muslims will inevitably meet, work with, and live near each other. Comparing the Qur’an and the Bible offers an unprecedented collection of passages and doctrines of both faiths presented side-by-side for easy study and comparison, covering such key issues as Jesus, jihad, the ransom for sin, grace, rebirth, God/Allah, women, marriage and divorce, homosexuality, suicide, Paradise, and judgment. If we are to engage in an informed, loving conversation with Muslims, this book is an indispensable collection of accurate, understandable information taken directly from the primary source books of both faiths.
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This book’s layout—a side-by-side comparison of what the Qur’an and the Bible have to say on a wide range of specific subjects—is extremely enlightening. Even without Rev. Richter’s very helpful comments, this comparison design let’s these two very different religions speak for themselves. The Christian Gospel simply glows from the pages of the study.
—Rev. Ronald Weidler, Batavia, IL
It is rare that I would have a guest on my radio program more than twice. However, I have had Rick Richter on three times because his book is filled with interesting information that cannot be exhausted in a one-hour interview.
—Tom Baker, host, Law and Gospel Radio Broadcast
Even though this study is written by a seasoned Christian pastor, this is an objective comparison between the Bible and the Qur’an that any serious Christian student of Islam needs. Also Muslims will find a lot of information that would help them in discovering new avenues to understanding the Bible.
—Rev. Peter Conwell Richards, missionary to Africa
The common misunderstandings of the Bible exhibited in the Qur’an are clearly delineated, and the many misunderstandings of what Muslims truly believe are clearly outlined as well. I can recommend this text to both teacher and student.
—Hicham Chehab, pastor, Salam Arabic Church, Chicago
The scholarship and research as well as the approachable style go hand-in-hand with an unambiguous witness to Christ. This will be both a great help to those seeking spiritual truth and also a deep comfort to those who believe that Jesus is the son of God and the savior of the nations.
—Rev. Dan P. Gilbert, president, the Northern Illinois District of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod
Rick Richter received his MDiv from Concordia Seminary and has been pastor in the Lutheran Church’s Missouri Synod for 50 years. He has been researching Islam and holding workshops on the Qur’an and the Bible for the past decade. He currently ministers at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Schaumburg, Illinois.