Islam and Christianity Resources

The Theology House and the Anglican Resource Centre libraries have some resources on Islam and Christianity. These are listed below, along with a very short blurb indicating what they are about. Information on how to loan from our library can be found HERE.

We have a number of books on order. You can view them HERE. There are also a lot of resources on the internet. Some of these are listed HERE.

(Disclaimer: the links provided to other websites reviewing and selling these resources are not being endorsed by Theology House – they are provided for further information only)


Andrew Smith, My Friend Imran: Christian-Muslim Friendship Y 14 Grove Youth Series (Cambridge: Grove, 2009).

This is a short, very readable booklet. It comes out of a post 9/11 UK context, and was written for youth leaders as a resource for helping their Christian young people form genuine and fruitful friendships with their Muslim neighbors. Helpful for people of all ages. [BV 4529.2 Y14]

Dave Andrews, The Jihad of Jesus: The Sacred Nonviolent Struggle for Justice (Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2015).

Andrews’ premise is that Christians and Muslims have much to teach and to learn from each other. He considers how the two faiths built on justice, love and peace have nevertheless motivated so much violence throughout their histories. He then looks at violence and how to resist it. This is a challenging and inspiring book. Highly recommended. [BT 7836.6 AND]

Jacques Jomier, How to Understand Islam (London: SCM, 1989).

Jomier provides a comprehensive overview of the history, thought and practice of the Islamic faith. The later chapters in the book consider how Christianity and Islam perceive and relate to one another.

Daniel Brown, A New Introduction to Islam (Oxford: Blackwell, 2004).

A readable textbook on Islam.

Douglas Pratt, The Challenge of Islam: Encounters in Interfaith Dialogue (Hampshire: Ashgate, 2005).

An overview of Islam followed by sections on Muslim-Christian and Muslim-Jewish relations and dialogue.

Michael Nazir-Ali, Conviction and Conflict: Islam, Christianity and World Order (London: Continuum, 2006).

“A frank account…of the role of religion in conflict.” Historical perspective to understand relations between Islam, Christianity and Judaism.

Michael Nazir-Ali, Faith, Freedom and the Future: Challenges for the 21st Century, Wipf and Stock, 2016.

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali surveys the current challenges facing today’s church, including the challenge of Islam, and provides a compelling hope-filled vision of what a living Christian faith, and its comprehensive outworking, can offer society today

Colin Chapman, “Islamic Terrorism”: Is there a Christian Response? E 139 Grove Ethics Series (Cambridge: Grove, 2005).

Cover: E 139 'Islamic Terrorism': Is there a Christian Response?

Can terrorist attacks by Muslims rightly be called “Islamic terrorism”? Does the problem lies with Islam as a religion, or with Western politics and history–or both? In light of the Christchurch mosque shootings this booklet takes on a new layer of meaning as we face the same questions about our own Christian faith. [BJ 1188.5 E139]

Michael Battle, Practicing Reconciliation in a Violent World, Morehouse, 2005.

Call no. BT 736.4 BAT

Battle, who worked with Desmond Tutu in South Africa in the past, draws on his knowledge of biblical texts, as well as contemporary scholarship, to examine the ways in which each of us can practice being reconciling people.

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.

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.