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Lamin Sanneh, Summoned from the Margin: Homecoming of an African, Eerdmans, 2012.

Burning theological questions about God’s nature and human suffering eventually led Sanneh to convert from Islam to Christianity and to pursue a career in academia. Here he recounts the unusually varied life experiences that have made him who he is today.

Kenneth Cragg, Sandals at the Mosque: Christian Presence Amid Islam, Oxford University Press, 1959.

Dr Cragg argues that Christian faith is vitally concerned with the same underlying themes that are at the heart of Islam.

Adis Duderija and Halim Rane, Islam and Muslims in the West – Major Issues and Debates, Palgrave Macmillan; 2019.

This book analyzes the development of Islam and Muslim communities in the West, including influences from abroad, relations with the state and society, and internal community dynamics.

Chaiwat Satha-Anand, Nonviolence and Islamic Imperatives, Irene Publishing, Sparsnas; 2017.

A valuable perspective to the ongoing dialogue on Islam, peace, and Islamophobia today. Chaiwat Satha-Anand offers his expertise as a peace researcher to inform readers on the history and present application of Islamic nonviolent movements.

Mohamed El Bachiri, David van Reybrouck, A Jihad for Love, Head of Zeus; 2017.

This is a plea for tolerance and compassion from Mohamed El Bachiri, who lost his wife Loubna in the Brussels attack of March 2016. A rejection of fanaticism, A Jihad for Love is a collection of reflections on love, loss, and the ways in which we can live together despite differences of religion and ideology.

Jonathan P. Larson, Making Friends among the Taliban: A Peacemaker’s Journey in Afghanistan, Herald Press; 2012.

In August 2010, American peacemaker Dan Terry and nine other aid workers were attacked and killed in an event that made worldwide headlines. Jonathan Larson retraces Terry’s work in Afghanistan over almost four decades. This moving narrative of Terry’s life and friendships offers us all a model for authentic living wherever we are.

Paul-Gordon Chandler, Pilgrims of Christ on the Muslim Road: Exploring a New Path Between Two Faiths, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; 2008.

Chandler presents fresh thinking in the area of Christian-Muslim relations, showing how Jesus—whom Islam reveres as a Prophet and Christianity see as the divine Messiah—can close the gap between the two religions. Chandler boldly explores how the two faiths can enrich each other.  

Nabeel Qureshi, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity, Zondervan, 2014.

The story of the son of an immigrant Muslim who is in the US Navy. When he goes to college to study medicine, he makes friends with another student who is a Christian. The book reveals what the Islamic world is like for devout Muslim people and demonstrates the vital role of friendship in bringing others to faith in Christ.

Miroslav Volf, Allah: A Christian Response, HarperCollins, 2011.

A timely and provocative argument for a new pluralism between Muslims and Christians. Volf makes an unprecedented argument for effecting a unified understanding between Islam and Christianity.

Colin Chapman, Cross and Crescent: Responding to the Challenge of Islam, IVP, 2008.

Chapman introduces Islam in its historical context, its theological assumptions, and its common practice in the West. In this comprehensive, gracious introduction to Islam, you will meet the Muslims in your community and learn how to love these neighbors as yourself.

Mark D Siljander, A Deadly Misunderstanding: Quest to Bridge the Muslim/Christian Divide, Bridgesnow, 2016.

A Deadly Misunderstanding recounts Siljander’s discoveries as he travels to some of the most remote and hostile places in the world–deep into Libya, Sudan, Pakistan, and India–forging deep ties with both heads of state and religious leaders. What he has learned could radically shift the contemporary religious landscape and help heal the rift between Islam and the West.

Joy Loewen, Woman to Woman: Sharing Jesus with a Muslim Friend, Baker, 2010.

Joy shares her insights into befriending Muslim women, along with many helpful stories from her own experiences. Her goal is to help readers “move from fear to love and compassion” so that they, too, can love as Christ does.