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– Mark Twain
A Wind in the House of Islam
Dr. David Garrison's long-awaited global survey of Muslim movements to Christ reveals that we are in the midst of the greatest turning of Muslims to Christ in history. David Garrison, PhD University of Chicago, traveled a quarter-million miles throughout the Muslim world investigating movements, each one with at least a thousand baptisms that have occurred over a two-decade period, some containing tens of thousands of Muslims who are now followers of Jesus Christ. Garrison's core question: "What did God use to bring you to faith in Jesus Christ? Tell me your story." The result is the most extensive survey of Muslim movements to Christ ever achieved. Garrison divides the Muslim world into nine geo-cultural zones, or "Rooms" in the House of Islam. He discovered and surveyed movements in each of these Rooms, from West Africa to Indonesia and everywhere in between. This book features 46 color photos, 11 color maps with data tables of Muslim people groups, a thorough index, glossary of terms, bibliography, notes, and discussion questions at the end of each chapter.
DREAMS AND VISIONS: Is Jesus Awakening the Muslim World?
Dreams and Visions is a remarkable collection of stories directly from the world of Islam. Doyle not only relates these stories, but also addresses the questions: Why would God use dreams to reach the Muslim world? Can dreams be trusted? What happens after these dreams or visions occur? Travel to the heart of the Middle East to meet new believers who have truly been touched by Jesus in the most miraculous way, through their nightly dreams.
The Group that Calls itself a State: UNDERSTANDING THE EVOLUTION AND CHALLENGES OF THE ISLAMIC STATE
In an attempt to paint a more complete picture of the Islamic State (IS), this report identifies key areas where the IS has shown strength, learning, and adaptation. This report also highlights key areas of weakness, mistake, and failure. In doing so, the reader should be well aware that this product provides such an overview with the explicit understanding that there is more to learn in each of these areas.
Guarding Bin Laden: My Life in al Qaeda
Nasser al-Bahri was Osama bin Laden's personal bodyguard from 1996 - 2001, when he was arrested in Yemen. In his memoir, al-Bahri recalls his own radicalization and 'pathway to jihad', going on to detail daily life in the heart of al-Qaeda at their Afghan HQ, Tarnak Farm. He describes assassinations attempts, unmasking spies, al-Qaeda's amazing arsenal and the extraordinary security measures put in place at Tarnak farm. Al-Bahri portrays the leaders and their families, as well as the group's links with the Taliban and Pakistani security services. He recounts the tensions and conflicts at the heart of the terror group as plans for the tragic events of 9/11 progressed. Al-Bahri is the only verified, senior al-Qaeda member at liberty to tell his story. He hopes that doing so will deter other young men from jihad.
The Rise of ISIS
Jay Sekulow, one of America’s most influential attorneys, closely examines the rise of the terrorist groups ISIS and Hamas, explains their objectives and capabilities and how, if left undefeated, their existence could unleash a genocide of historic proportions.
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity
In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, now expanded with bonus content, Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way. Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi struggled with an inner turmoil that will challenge Christians, Muslims, and all those who are interested in the world’s greatest religions.
What Does ISIS Really Want?
This is perhaps one of the clearest articles on understanding why ISIS does what it does.
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What Went Wrong
For centuries, the world of Islam was in the forefront of human achievement -- the foremost military and economic power in the world, the leader in the arts and sciences of civilization. Christian Europe was seen as an outer darkness of barbarism and unbelief from which there was nothing to learn or to fear. And then everything changed. The West won victory after victory, first on the battlefield and then in the marketplace. In this elegantly written volume, Bernard Lewis, a renowned authority an Islamic affairs, examines the anguished reaction of the Islamic world as it tried to make sense of how it had been overtaken, overshadowed, and dominated by the West. In a fascinating portrait of a culture in turmoil, Lewis shows how the Middle East turned its attention to understanding European weaponry, industry, government, education, and culture. He also describes how some Middle Easterners fastened blame on a series of scapegoats, while others asked not "Who did this to us?" but rather "Where did we go wrong?"