Nabeel Qureshi is the author of the recently released Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus and works as an apologist for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. Quereshi was raised Muslim by parents who immigrated to the United States from Pakistan and came to Christianity over several years through intense conversations comparing the two faiths with a close college friend.
In the interview, Qureshi shares why Ameircan Muslims need more American Christian friends, why South African pastors are converting to Islam, and why Mohammed's teachings about God cause dreams to be highly valued by the Islamic community.
The following is an editied transcript of part I of this interview. more >>
A new book about C.S. Lewis aims to guide Christians and non-Christians alike toward wisdom, a deeper understanding of the Christian faith, and a full understanding of the meaning of life.
"Lewis is saying we really need to go beneath the surface of our faith," Alister McGrath, professor of theology, ministry and education at King's College London and author of C.S. Lewis – A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet, told The Christian Post in an interview on Monday. McGrath announced his new book, If I Had Lunch with C.S. Lewis: Exploring the Ideas of C.S. Lewis on the Meaning of Life, as a guide for modern Christians and non-Christians to learn the wisdom of the great author.
McGrath explained that his new book involves "letting Lewis help us think through the big questions of life and live better lives." It leads the reader through a series of lunch discussions with Lewis focused on eight different topics: the meaning of life, friendship, the importance of stories, Aslan and the Christian Life, apologetics, education, the problem of pain and the hope of heaven. more >>
President Jimmy Carter has publicly denounced sex-selective abortion, considering it part of the global oppression of women.
In an interview with David Letterman on Monday, the 89-year-old former president said that sex-selective abortion and infanticide of female babies was the "worst human rights abuse on earth."
"160 million girls are now missing from the face of the earth because they were murdered at birth by their parents or either selectively aborted when their parents find out that the fetus is a girl," said Carter. more >>
In his new book A Call To Action, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter warns that the misinterpretation of bible verses can lead to inequality for women.
The 39th president's latest book, fully entitled A Call To Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power, suggests that there is a connection between scriptural teachings and misogyny, arguing that religious leaders may twist religious texts to make women subordinate to men. Carter's book was released on Wednesday, and it is the 25th book written by the former president.
According to a book review by the Associated Press, Carter suggests in his book that leaders of multiple religions may twist religious texts to denigrate women. The former president recalled his childhood living in the south when white supremacists would twist bible texts to preach segregation, arguing that a similar thing may be happening now with women. more >>
WASHINGTON – Jim DeMint, president of The Heritage Foundation and former U.S. Senator from South Carolina, urged Americans to embrace what he says is the true source of national strength, the "little platoons" of families, churches, and entrepreneurs who solve the problems that government seems unable to answer.
"America was unique in all the world because we were built from the ground up by innovative and courageous individuals and the 'little platoons' that Edmund Burke talks about — the families, the church groups, the small businesses, the charities — that's what makes America strong," DeMint told The Christian Post in an interview at The Heritage Foundation on Thursday. DeMint's new book Falling in Love with America Again, wants to reconnect Americans with their roots and away from what he describes as destructive government programs.
DeMint attacked "big government and bigonomics," which promise to help the poor and middle class but end up doing the opposite. "Not all big is bad, but when government props up businesses and unions, and creates a monopoly of power, it tends to concentrate power and smother the activities of the little platoons," the Heritage president explained. more >>
Author Trillia Newbell, an African-American woman who began attending a predominantly white 200-member church more than a decade ago shares her experiences in her recently released book, Unity: Captured by God's Vision for Diversity.
Newbell, who resides in Tennessee, writes in that she was initially attracted to the church by warmth of the congregants, the seriousness with which the leaders grappled with theology and doctrine, and the growth that her own faith experienced.
Yet, she could hardly ignore the fact that she was part of the only 5 to 10 percent of the total African-American population at the church. more >>