Nabeel Qureshi. Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014.
I was anxious to read “Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus,” Nabeel Qureshi’s account of how he became a Christian after growing up as a devout Muslim. Qureshi didn’t disappoint, Qureshi provides a well-written, generally easy-to-understand description of his childhood in a Muslim home and the events that led him to voraciously research both Islam and Christianity, especially his friendship with a fellow college student named David.
I learned things about Islam from this book that I did not know before. For example, what exactly is Ahmadi Islam, and how is it different from the prominent Sunni and Shiite branches?
The book is a delightful and enjoyable read, even though there is also a solemnity to it, since Nabeel gave up so much to become a Christian. I think that the book is also important because it can counter Islamophobia, for Nabeel distinguishes among Muslims, and he also narrates the fear that his family experienced after 9/11.
we need to read to understand others to witness better.It is well-written. Qureshi’s writing is quite engaging. The pace moves quickly between the short chapters and he wonderfully balanced what details to include, exclude, and condense from several years of his life.
The entire book is read by Qureshi and it is read very well. His voice is clear and soothing; his accent is soft and mesmerizing. Obviously, the story is very personal to him and his emotions come through in his reading perfectly.
What else is there to say? Get your hands on Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus and find out for yourself. You won’t be disappointed.
This book shows unparalleled courage, intellect, and trust in God. It also gives wonderful insight into the Muslim world that will benefit every Christian who reads this book. Go buy it NOW. Worth every penny.