This book is both timely and necessary for Western Christians to read and ponder - timely because Muslims are widely perceived as the enemy, necessary because Christians are under command to love the enemy. Jabbour gives faces to Muslims so that we can obey Jesus' command.
Eugene H. Peterson, Translator, The Message Bible
I am pleased to recommend The Crescent Through the Eyes of the Cross by Nabeel Jabbour. By stepping into the shoes of Muslims and looking through their eyes, Jabbour helps Christians understand them in these troubled days, love them as God does, and express their witness more relevantly.
J. Dudley Woodberry, Dean Emeritus and Senior Professor of Islamic studies, Fuller Theological Seminary
Unfortunately, many Christians follow the confrontational approach with Muslims rather than an approach of compassion, understanding, and love. This is why when I read Nabeel Jabbour's book, I recovered a sense of confidence in myself as a Muslim who is a follower of Christ and began to get rid of my feelings of guilt for coming to Christ from such a stigmatized background. Indeed some of what I read, written by my western Christian brothers, contributed over the years to making me feel like a cultural convict, because they kept undermining the thing by which I culturally live - my worldview, which in no way takes away from my faith in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.
Dr. Norddin e Al Arabi , professor and author
This is a very powerful message, and I can't stop talking to my friends about it. I'm very excited about this project, and feel it is the most important book I've worked on in a long time.
DS, NavPress editor
I am delighted to see this book published. I wish every Christian in the West could read it, as it adds a dimension of grace to the debates currently being waged over Islam. I know of no other book like it.
Jim Petersen, missionary and author
I know of no better book that demonstrates the impact of an author's unique background and experiences. Equally important, I know of no book that more insightfully and penetratingly addresses the invisible perversions of understanding that arise when Westerners try to understand the Arabs and the Muslims. Page after page will take your breath away!
Dr. Ralph D. Winter, Chancellor, William Carey International University
What Nabeel Jabbour has written is very important at a time when anti-Arab and anti-Muslim sentiments run so high in Evangelical circles. What you read here will help you to see things in the Middle East as an Arab Christian does. It is likely to impact you in ways that are unexpected and necessary.
Tony Campolo, PhD, Eastern University, St. Davids, PA
This book offers vitally needed bridges of understanding and compassion between different worldviews, theologies, and historical experiences. As Dr. Jabbour states in his introductory remarks, this is a book intended to help Western Christian readers better comprehend Muslim perspectives and beliefs and thus dispel commonly held misunderstandings and dehumanizing stereotypes.
Dr. Philip Zimbardo, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University; author of The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil; also known for his 1971 Stanford Mock Prison experiment
One of the finest and most insightful books on the beliefs and cultural context of Islam. Every Christian seeking to understand the Muslim worldview and the relationship between East and West must read this book.
Ali Elhajj , Director, The Bethlehem Christmas Project
"Why do they hate us?" Nabeel Jabbour's timely book tells us why and what we can do about it.
James Fox, British film actor, The Servant (63), Remains of the Day (93), and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (04)
This book needs to become required reading for all students at all seminaries in America.
Adel Malek, engineer and pastor of an Arab church in California
Meeting Ahmad, his sister, and his father in the pages of this book will change your view of Muslims and yourself. Changing your view will change your attitudes and your actions. I highly recommend The Crescent Through the Eyes of the Cross.
Mark Futato , Robert L. Maclellan Professor of Old Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando
Awesome, excellent, well written, clear, what a gift! It is a must-read.
Chuck Wenger, board member, Middle East Peace Initiative
This book has brought me the greatest insight and understanding I have ever had into the ways in which Muslims see us as Christians. It is challenging and disturbing in the way attitudes are exposed. It is a must-read.
Sandra Wheatley, England
Nabeel Jabbour's important book will open your eyes to the real world of Islam, not the one so often caricatured in the media. Deeply biblical with study and discussion questions, the book is based on a lifetime of dialogue and witness to Muslims. This book will warm your heart and fire your soul to reach the other children of Abraham for Jesus.
Reverend Stephen Sizer, author
...The Crescent Through the Eyes of the Cross is available in Dutch, Indonesian, and Russian.