That was the Gospel of Mahomet to turn all things upside down, and to bring all things to confusion... John Calvin
Any endeavor to lead Muslims to Christ comes with its own unique frustrations. Attempts to get Muslims into Gods Word often seem to go nowhere. Islam generates a steady stream of barricades and firewalls that systematically thwart efforts to share the good news of Jesus Christ.
Ironically enough, the hidden opportunities to lead Muslims to Christ may actually be found in the very assaults Muslims make on core Christian doctrines. Islamic theology conforms to a certain pattern of spiritual reversal when contrasted against sound Christian doctrine. By recognizing these patterns, Christians can find new ways to interact with Muslims in a manner that is nonconfrontational without denying the exclusivity and power of the gospel. With prayer and love, the follower of Christ may use these antiparellels, or inversions, to find a unique and peculiar avenue to share the good news with Muslims.
At a time when most authors about Islam are either inexperienced or unbalanced, Robert Sievers approaches the subject in a responsible manner, neither naive nor fearful. If you would like to learn more about Islam and how followers of Christ should respond to this great challenge, then I highly recommend The Islamic Inversion.
Joel Richardson, author of Islamic Antichrist, Mideast Beast, and When a Jew Rules the World.
Robert Sievers earned a Masters of Religion with an emphasis on Islamic Studies from Urbana Theological Seminary. He leads seminars on Islam and blogs about Islam at www.unravelingislam.com.