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Reviewed by Brenda Ballard for Readers' Favorite
Author Patricia Althoff Bridewell takes on a very complex and volatile subject, the Muslim faith from a Christian perspective. Ms. Bridewell lays the groundwork in a solid manner, using the Holy Bible as well as the Quran as she explains different aspects of Muslim beliefs. The reader is given factual information, references to the Bible, and to Christian faith. The book is meant to enlighten Christians about their Muslim neighbors and co-workers. Since 9/11, Americans in general have a sense of distrust of the Muslim community and the Islam faith. This book approaches the similarities and differences between the two religions.
I found the book very informative from the prologue to the last page. The author is talented in her way with words, writing in a manner that is easy to understand. The chapters are each thought-provoking and offer a lot of information to digest. Any person who has questions about the Muslim way of life, especially from a Christian standpoint, will find answers to many, if not all, of their questions. Though I feel that my personal opinion has not changed about the subject matter, I do feel more educated and am glad that I had the opportunity to review this book. I would recommend public libraries to carry at least one copy of this book for their community. Education is certainly a good thing and I believe that there are many people who will be glad that they have access to this well-written book.