By Mark D. Siljander
Former Congressman and Deputy Ambassador to the United countries Mark D. Siljander takes us on an eye-opening trip of non-public, spiritual, and political discovery. within the Eighties, Siljander was once a newly minted Reagan Republican from Michigan who joined Congress within the similar iteration as Newt Gingrich and Tom hold up, able to remake the area. A staunch member of the non secular correct, he as soon as walked out of the nationwide Prayer Breakfast while a speaker quoted from the Qur'an.
But after wasting reelection, Siljander dove into the Bible to seem for the passage during which the Bible says it's our task as Christians to transform others so one can keep them from everlasting damnation. He could not locate it; in reality, he could not even discover a passage asserting that Jesus got down to shape a brand new faith. This discovery used to be step one on a non secular and political trip that all started with an in-depth linguistic research of the Bible and ended in the invention that Christianity and Islam proportion many base phrases and ideas. In his position as ambassador to the United international locations Siljander started sharing his insights at the connections among Islam and Christianity, with impressive results.
A lethal Misunderstanding recounts Siljander's remarkable discoveries as he travels to a few of the main distant and antagonistic areas within the world—deep into Libya, Sudan, Pakistan, and India—forging deep ties with either heads of nation and non secular leaders. What he has realized might appreciably shift the modern spiritual panorama and support heal the rift among Islam and the West. No Christian or Muslim can be unaffected after interpreting this e-book.
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For that matter, so did the Bible itself. I had expected to read excoriations of Jews and Christians and derision of their holy books at every turn. Instead, I kept bumping into passages where the Qur’an mentioned the holy books of both Jew and Christian and gave them a place of honor. It was captivating. I began underlining these and soon started an index of my own. By the time the last page was turned I had totted up over one hundred references asserting the validity of spiritual truths in the al-Turat (Torah), Zubor (Psalms), and Injil (New Testament)!
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A Deadly Misunderstanding: A Congressman's Quest to Bridge the Muslim-Christian Divide by Mark D. Siljander