Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

| February 20, 2015


Nabeel Qureshi. Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity.Zondervan, 2014. 296 pages. $16.99.

Every conversion is a miracle. There is no such thing as a boring testimony. Each story of coming to faith in Christ is an example of God invading the soul like a bolt of lightning, granting faith and repentance to a sinner in need. Moreover, we should praise God for the “boring” conversions. No Christian mom prays over her infant, “Lord, please give him an exciting testimony.”

And yet there is a reason Nabeel Qureshi’s spiritual autobiography, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity [interview], is such compelling reading. The heart sings to see God at work among Muslims. Though many are hostile to the gospel of Jesus Christ, God is faithful to reveal himself to the nations—and this includes our Muslim friends. Nabeel was one of them, and his story is profound.

He was an American-born Muslim. His father emigrated from Pakistan in the 70s and joined the United States Navy. His mother comes from a family of Muslim missionaries. As the subtitle of his book suggests, the Qureshis committed themselves deeply to Islam. Nabeel received a rigorous Islamic education, which included…


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