NOTE: for outreach to Muslims see Outreach > Evangelism > To Muslims for additional resources.


?Eurabia?? by Ferguson, Niall. New York Times. 4 April 2004 [magazine on-line].
Is the God of Muhammad the Father of Jesus? CT February 4, 2002 The answer to this question reveals the heart of our faith.
Modern Constructions of Islamic Identity: The Case of Second Generation Muslim Women in Germany By Klinkhammer, Gritt
The Background of Islam
Articles At (Excellent apologetis site — all annotations theirs)
Background of Islam A brief overview, including a look at Islam and Christianity
Islam: A Peaceful Religion? Seth Stevenson, Slate, Oct. 18, 2001
Islamism Entry in the Encylopedia of the Orient, describing this totalitarian ideology
My View of Islam by Franklin Graham
Islam’s flawed spokesmen ”Some of the groups claiming to speak for American Muslims find it impossible to speak out against terrorist groups.”, Sep. 26, 2001 – about the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the American Muslim Council (AMC)
Responding to Islam Article on the Crossroads Project site
Review of ”Why I Am Not a Muslim’ By Ibn al-Rawandi. Originally published in the New Humanist  (Why I Am Not A Muslim). The book’s author, Ibn Warraq was born into a Muslim family and grew up in a country that now describes itself as an Islamic republic. His earliest memories are of his circumcision and first day at Quran school, and his family still consider themselves Muslims. He, however, now considers himself a secular humanist who believes that: ‘all religions are sick men’s dreams, false – demonstrably false – and pernicious’.
There Are No Moderates: Dealing with Fundamentalist Islam By Daniel Pipes, National Interest, Fall 1995What is Islam? ”Its name implies peace, but it preaches Holy War – so what kind of religion is it?”, The Independent (England), Sep. 20, 2001 (annotation theirs)
What is the Koran? Indepth article in the Jan. 1999 issue of Atlantic Monthly



See for lots of resources including detailed annotations.
Various online books on Islam (in English and/or Arabic, Farsi, French, or Urdu)
Secrets of the Koran  Revealing Insight into Islam?s Holy Book
The Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslim’s Call for Reform in Her Faith Irshad Manji
Abdul-Haqq, Abdiyah Akbar Sharing Your Faith With A Muslim
Abdurrahmani’l-Djaziri The Penalties of Apostasy in Islam
Accad, Fouad Elias Building Bridges: Christianity and Islam
Ahmed, Akbar S. . Discovering Islam: Making Sense of Muslim History and Society
Al-Kadhi, Misha’al Ibn Abdullah What Did Jesus Really Say? 600 pages ?an extensive, definitive collection of Islamic apologetics and arguments.? What Indeed Did Jesus Say? A Rebuttal to “What Did Jesus Really Say?” This is a significant site providing a systematic rebuttal to current Islamic apologetics/ propaganda.
al-Masih, Abd Islam in a Biblical Perspective
al-Masih, Abd What do Christians and Muslims Pray? “A Comparison of the Lord’s Prayer and the Islamic Faith”
al-Masih, Abd Who is Allah in Islam?
al-Qayrawani, Faris Was Jesus Really Crucified?
Arberry, A. J. The Koran Interpreted. London: Oxford University Press, 1955.
Armstrong, Karen Islam : A Short History
Aziz-Us-Samad, Mrs. Ulfat . Islam and Christianity
Barazangi, Nimat Hafez and M. Raquibuz Zaman, Omar Afzal. Islamic Identity and the Struggle for Justice
Braswell, George W. Jr. What You Need to Know About Islam & Muslims
Caner, Ergun Mehmet and Emir Fethi CanerUnveiling Islam: An Insider’s Look at Muslim Life and Beliefs
Clark, Malcolm Islam for Dummies
Cook, Michael A. . The Koran: A Very Short Introduction 176 pgs. …
Cook, Michael. Muhammad. Oxford University Press, 1983.
Cook, Michael. The Koran: A very short introduction. Oxford University Press, 2000.
Cragg, Kenneth. Jesus and the Muslim: An Exploration. Oxford: Oneworld, 1999.
Cragg, Kenneth. Muhammad and the Christian: A Question of Response. Oxford: Oneworld, 1999.
Cragg, Kenneth. The Call of the Minaret. 3d. ed. Oxford: Oneworld, 2000.
Dagher, Hamdun The Position of Women in Islam
Davidson, Lawrence and Randall M. Miller. Islamic Fundamentalism 186 pgs.
Elias, Jamal J. . Islam 128 pgs.
Esposito, John L. . What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam
Fallaci, Oriana The Force of Reason
Firestone, Reuven . Jihad: The Origin of Holy War in Islam 208 pgs. …
Gabriel, Mark A. Islam and TerrorismWhat the Quran Really Teaches About Christianity, Violence and the Goals of the Islamic Jihad” (by former Muslim)
Gabriel, Mark A. Islam and the Jews: The Unfinished Battle (a former Muslim)
Geisler, Norman and Adbul Saleeb Answering Islam
Gilchrist, John The Christian Witness to the Muslim
Hahn, Ernest . Muslims (How to Respond)
Hekmat, Anwar . Women and the Koran: The Status of Women in Islam 292 pgs.
Hunter, Shireen T. Islam, Europe’s Second Religion: The New Social, Cultural, and Political Landscape
Ibn Ishaq. The Life of Muhammad: A Translation of Ish?q?s S?rat Rasul All?h. A. Guillaume, trans. Karachi: Oxford University Press, 1955.
Ibrahim, I. A. A Brief Illustrated Guide to Understanding Islam
Leaman, Oliver . An Introduction to Classical Islamic Philosophy 253 pgs.
Lewis, Bernard What Went Wrong?: The Clash Between Islam & Modernity in the Middle East New York: HarperCollins, 2000.
Morgan, Kenneth W. The Straight Path: Islam Interpreted by Muslims
Murata, Sachiko and William C. Chittick. The Vision of Islam 416 pgs.
Norval, By Morgan . Triumph of Disorder : Islamic Fundamentalism, the New Face of War
Padwick, Constance. Muslim Devotions: A study of prayer-manuals in common use. London: SPCK, 1961.
Poston, Larry Islamic Da`wah in the West: Muslim Missionary Activity and the Dynamics of Conversion to Islam
Ramadan, Tariq Western Muslims and the Future of Islam . 272 pgs. …
Rauf, Feisal Abdul What’s Right with Islam : A New Vision for Muslims and the West
Rippin, Andrew. Muslims: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices. 3d ed. New York: Routledge, 2005.
Rippin, Andrew . Muslims: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices, Vol. 2: The Contemporary Period 178 pgs.
Ruthven, Malise . Islam in the World 512 pgs.
Ruthven, Malise . Islam: A Very Short Introduction
Sarwar, Ghulam Islam: Beliefs and Teachings
Schacht, Joseph. An Introduction to Islamic Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1964.
Schimmel, Annemarie. And Muhammad is his Messenger: The Veneration of the Prophet in Islamic Piety. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 1985.
Schimmel, Annemarie. Mystical Dimensions of Islam. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 1975.
Sell, Rev. Canon The Historial Developement of the Qur’an
Shorrosh, Anis A. Islam Revealed : A Christian Arab’s View of Islam
Spargimino, Larry Is Muhammed in the Bible?
St. Clair-Tisdall, Rev. W. A Manual of the Leading Muhammadan Objections to Christianity
St. Clair-Tisdall, Rev. W. The Original Sources of the Qur’an (PDF )
St. Clair-Tisdall, Rev. W. The Sources of Islam
Swartley, Keith Encountering the World of Islam
Trifkovic, Serge The Sword of the Prophet: The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam .
Watt, William Montgomery . Muhammad: Prophet and Statesman
Watt, W.M. Islamic Philosophy and Theology. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1962.
Zakzouk, Mahmoud Facts about Islam
Zwemer, Samuel M. Islam: A Challenge to Faith
Zwemer, Samuel M.. The Moslem ChristAn Essay on the Life, Character, and Teachings of Jesus Christ According to the Koran and Orthodox Tradition.”
 Books on Islam in Europe specifically
Alboga, Bekir, J?rn E., L?hne-Mann, Johannes Gutheil, and Hildegard Becker. Intregration und Islam. Berlin: Bundesamt f?r Migration und Fl?chtlinge, 2006.
Bawer, Bruce. While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within. New York: Doubleday, 2006.
Bowen, John Richard. Why the French Don’t Like Headscarves : Islam, the State, and Public Space. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007.
Cesari, Jocelyne. When Islam and Democracy Meet: Muslims in Europe and the United States, (Amazon)
Cooper, John, Ronald L. Nettler, and Moham Mahmoud, eds. Islam and Modernity : Muslim Intellectuals Respond. New York: I.B. Tauris, 1998.
Esposito, John L., and Fran?ois Burgat, eds. Modernizing Islam : Religion in the Public Sphere in the Middle East and Europe. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2003.
Fetzer, Joel S., and J. Christopher Soper. Muslims and the State in Britain, France, and Germany. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck, ed. Muslims in the West : From Sojourners to Citizens. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
Hegasy, Sonja, and Elke Kaschl, eds. Changing Values among Youth: Examples from the Arab World and Germany-bilingual edition English-Arabic. Berlin: Schiler, 2007.
Hunter, Shireen. Islam, Europe’s Second Religion : The New Social, Cultural, and Political Landscape. Westport, Conn: Praeger, 2002.
Jenkins, Philip God?s Continent:Christianity, Islam and Europe?s Religious Crisis. Oxford University Press, 2007
Freeman, Joe (2007), Living and Working in the European Union for Non-EU Nationals,
Keaton, Trica Danielle. Muslim Girls and the Other France : Race, Identity Politics, & Social Exclusion. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006.
Kepel, Gilles. Allah in the West : Islamic Movements in America and Europe. Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press, 1997.
Klausen, Jytte. The Islamic Challenge : Politics and Religion in Western Europe. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. (Amazon)
Laurence, Jonathan, and Justin Vaisse. Integrating Islam : Political and Religious Challenges in Contemporary France. Washington, D.C: Brookings Institution Press, 2006.
Layton-Henry, Zig, and Czarina Wilpert. Challenging Racism in Britain and Germany. New York: Palgrave, 2003.
Lewis, Bernard. The Muslim Discovery of Europe (Amazon)
Martin, Philip L. The Unfinished Story: Turkish Labour Migration to Western Europe. Geneva: International Labor Organization, 1991.
Mondal, Anshuman A Young British Muslim Voices Greenwood, 2008
Nielsen, Jorgen S. Muslims in Western Europe, (Amazon)
Norris, H. T. Islam in the Balkans : Religion and Society between Europe and the Arab World. Columbia, S.C: University of South Carolina Press, 1993.
Potz, Richard and Wolfgang Wieshaider Islam and the European Union (Law and Religion Studies) (Jun 2004)
Ramadan, Tariq. Western Muslims and the Future of Islam, (Amazon)
Seufert, Gunter, and J.J. Waardenburg. Turkish Islam and Europe. Turkischer Islam und Europa: Europe and Christianity as Reflected in Turkish Muslim Discourse and Turkish Muslim Life in the Diaspora. Istanbul/Stuttgart: Franz-Steiner-Verlag, 1999.
Shore, Zachary. Breeding Bin Ladens: America, Islam and the Future of Europe, (Amazon)
Tibi, Bassam. Islam between Culture and Politics. New York: Palgrave, 2001.
Vertovec, Steven, and Peach Ceri, eds. Islam in Europe. The Politics of Religion and Community. New York: St. Martin?s Press, 1997.
Vidino, Lorenzo. Al Qaeda in Europe: The New Battleground of International Jihad, (Amazon)
Recommended by SENDu  Reading List for Preparation for Muslim Ministry            Suggested by Tim M.

I really like all of these, but if you can only read a few, please read the ones marked with one asterisk (*). Two asterisks (**) means second place, but still very good reads.

**Andrew, Brother.  Secret Believers. Grand Rapids: Revell, 2008.

Bailey, Kenneth.  Poet and Peasant and Through Peasant Eyes: A Literary Cultural Approach to the Parables in Luke.  Grand Rapids: William Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1983.

Bailey, Kenneth.  Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels. Downers Grove: IVP Academic/Intervarsity Press, 2008.

Cragg, Kenneth.  The Call of the Minaret. New York: Orbis. 1985.

Elass, Mateen. Understanding the Koran. Grand Rapids: Zondervan. 2004. (Brief but helpful handbook)

Geisler, Norman and Saleeb, Abdul. Answering Islam: The Crescent in Light of the Cross. Grand Rapids: Baker Books. 2002.

*Garisson, David. A Wind in the House of Islam.  Wigtake Resources. 2014

**Hoskins, Edward, J. A Muslim’s Heart.  Colorado Springs: NavPress. 2003.

**Loewen, Joy. Woman to Woman- Sharing Jesus with a Muslim Friend.  Grand Rapids: Chosen, 2010.

Lewis, Bernard.  What Went Wrong?The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East.  New York: Oxford Press. 2003   (Very helpful – secular scholar’s viewpoint- in understanding the big picture of Islam,)

Love, Fran and Eckheart, Jeleta.  Ministry to Muslim women: Longing to call them Sisters. Pasadena: William Carey Library. 2000

Mallouhi, Christine A. Miniskirts, Mothers & Muslims: A Christian Woman in a Muslim Land. Grand Rapids: Monarch Books, 2004.

McCurry, Don. Healing the Broken Family of Abraham: New Life for Muslims. Colorado Springs: Ministries to Muslims, 2001.

**Medearis, Carl.  Speaking of Jesus, Colorado Springs: David Cook. 2011

*Medearis Carl. Muslims, Christians and Jesus. Bethany House: Minneapolis. 2008

Miller, William.  A Christian’s Response to Islam. Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing: Phillipsburg. 1976

Moffett, Samuel. A History of Christianity in Asia Vol. 1 (Revised ed).  New York: Orbis. 1998.

Moffett, Samuel. A History of Christianity in Asia Vol. 2.  New York: Orbis. 2005.

Mueller, Rolland.  Honor and Shame.  Philadelphia, Pa: Xlibris Corp. 2000.  (This book is incorporated in the larger book, The Messenger, The Message and the Community)

*Mueller, Rolland.  The Messenger, the Message, and the Community: Three Critical Issues for the Cross Cultural Church Planter.  Canada.  Canbooks.  2006.  (Extremely practical and insightful- a must read for folks preparing to go to the field. Thoughtful and probing questions at the end of each chapter, See also website: for additional books, cds and pdfs)

Musk, Bill. The Unseen Face of Islam: Sharing the Gospel with Ordinary Muslims at Street Level. Revised ed. Grand Rapids:  Kregel Publications, 2004

Musk, Bill. Touching the Soul of Islam. Revised ed. Grand Rapids: Monarch Books, 2005.

Parshall, Phil.  Beyond the Mosque. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House. 1985.

Parshall, Phil.  Bridges to Islam. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House. 1983

Parshall, Phil. The Cross and the Crescent. Wheaton: Tyndale House. 1989.

Parshall, Phil. Understanding Muslim Teachings and Traditions. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House. 2002.    (Alongside the Quran and held in high esteem by all Muslims are the Hadiths- the sayings and traditions of Mohd, this book will give you a glimpse into this labyrinth.)

*Qureshi, Nabeel. Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus,  Grand Rapids: Zondervan. 2014              (Great testimony and very helpful commentary from a Muslim who came to Christ)

Sheikh, Bilquis. I Dared to Call Him Father. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Chosen Books, 2003.       (Heart warming read of Pakistani woman coming to faith)

Swartley, Keith.  Encountering the World of Islam. Waynesboro: Authentic Media. 2005.  (Large volume with great content, goes with EWI course)

**Trousdale, Jerry. Miraculous Movements, Nashville: Thomas Nelson. 2012.  (Amazing stories of God moving in people’s hearts)

*Watson, David and Paul. Contagious Disciple Making, Nashville: Thomas Nelson 2014.  (The author walks you through the stages necessary for true discipleship making movement based on his own experience of DMM)

Woodberry, Dudley, ed. From Seed to Fruit: Global Trends, Fruitful Practices, and Emerging Issues among Muslims. Pasadena: William Carey Library. 2008.   (Reference work-many issues explored)

Woodberry, Dudley, ed.  Muslims and Christians on the Emmaus Road: Crucial Issues in Witness among Muslims. Monrovia: MARC. 1989

Zwemer, Samuel. Islam and the Cross- Selections from the Apostle to Islam. Edited by Roger  Greenway.   Phillipsburg: R & R Publishing 2002.

Zacharias, Ravi. Jesus among other Gods, Nashville: W Publishing Group. 2000.

Quran– multiple versions available, It is a good idea to not just read what others are saying about the Quran, but to read it yourself too.

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