Thursday, April 14, 2016

Jesus and the Jihadis: Confronting the Rage of ISIS, the Theology Driving the Ideology

     Today I have a Guest Reviewer. He is giving his opinion on an important non-fiction book that he has read.

     Now I will hand things over to my husband, Ted Wilder.

Title: Jesus and the Jihadis: Confronting the Rage of ISIS, the Theology Driving           the Ideology
Author: Craig A Evans and Jeremiah J. Johnston
Pages: 176
Year: 2015
Genre: Non-Fiction
Publisher: Destiny Image
Format: Paperback (also available in eBook)
Note: I received a free copy of this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.

About the book:

     The book that Christians want and need for this urgent hour in history.

     As ISIS dominates news headlines, attention is given to the terrorist group’s ideology… when the true motive of their mayhem is actually revealed in their theology!

     Major General Michael K. Nagata of the Special Operations forces in the Middle East explains that “we do not understand the movement… and until we do, we are not going to defeat it.”

     The key to defeating ISIS’ regime of terror is understanding its theology.

     This is why two leading Biblical scholars offer this go-to guide to understanding ISIS’ distorted theology. Through fresh historical and Biblical insights, discover how ISIS’ acts of violence, terrorism, and persecution impact your life and your faith today.

     Get revealing answers to questions such as:

     How did three faiths come out of one man – Abraham?
     Who does ISIS utilize social media and technology for terrorist propaganda?
     Is ISIS Islamic and would Muhammad himself join this group?
     How do the Gospels and the Qur’an see Jesus differently?
     How does Biblical history address the development of ISIS?

     The question millions are asking is Why? Why the hate? Why the persecution? Why the murder? To find the answer, you will trace the origins of ISIS’ radical theology and discover why these acts of terrorism are happening, what they mean, and where they are taking us.

Ted's review:

     A no-spin look at ISIS.

     This book may not be an easy read. It is essential though if you are to understand ISIS, and all the other Islamic terrorist groups. This book is loaded with information, laid out in a logical format with lots of footnotes backing up every fact. It hits hard without being a “hit piece.”

     This book has several sections covering different aspects of the issue. First an introductory chapter presents the problem. Then there are several chapters on the origin of Islam – a must read.

     The story of the Bible is fully substantiated by archaeological evidence. There is no refuting the evidence. This is why ISIS is hell bent on destroying the ancient antiquities which refute their faith. Then the author gives us a fascinating comparison of the Bible and the Qur’an. And finally we get a great history of ISIS in modern times.

     The bottom line – Muslims and Christians do NOT serve the same God. Islam is at war with us, whether we like it or not. This is a tough, but necessary read. I am giving this book 5 stars.

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