Finding Jesus among Muslims: How Loving Islam Makes Me a Better Catholic by Jordan Denari Duffner
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
A very interesting and personal account of a journey of the encounter between a Catholic and many Muslims in a wide variety of settings, in many different places. In doing so, in meeting these people who lived a faith that was different from her own, Duffner was led to a deeper appreciation and practice of her Catholic Christian faith while also becoming aware of the similarities between herself and her fellow Christians and the Muslims she had encountered.
This is a well-structured and well-written book that captures the attention of the reader, all the more so because of the personal nature of the journey it encapsulates. The marrying of personal encounter with good research and, dare I say it, theological reflection, makes this tome a must-read for any Christian who wishes to come to a greater understanding of the Muslims they may know, or even those they have not as yet met.
The inclusion of an appendix containing questions for reflection on each of the chapters makes this the kind of book that could be read in a small group. This feature, which could be used in a group of Catholics and Muslims seeking to engage in dialogue, was an unexpected treasure that only confirms the value of this book.
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