I just started reading The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Islam and the Qur’an as a part of the required reading for my training program. Islam is the second largest religion in the world so it makes sense that we would study it in depth. A lot of unreached people that we will come in contact with will be Muslim. I am actually really excited to learn about Islam. I find other cultures and religions fascinating. I just love learning about what people believe and why. I also think this will help me be able to connect with Muslim people better and help me be more effective in sharing the Gospel.
So far in the reading I have a ton of questions, and I am looking forward to being able to discuss them. There are quite a few similarities to concepts in Christianity which is interesting, but there are also many differences. I think there are a lot of misunderstandings involving Islam because people don’t take the time to actually learn more about it. So I am excited to see what the Qur’an really does say and how that impacts the way that Muslim people live.
Here we go!
Much love, B