This book provides a very thorough and thoughtful history of Islam and its various groups. It is very much a warning of what is happening in the world through the zeal of radical Islamists. The author goes over significant happenings in the past and in news of recent years and builds a case for an ongoing plan of Islamic Extremists to take over the world and make it over in the image of Islam. This book is a must read for Christians, especially American Christians who have become complacent over the years. We need to understand the background and the thought processes of our Muslim neighbors so we know how to pray for them and how to interact with them. We need to understand what is happening in the world and the motivations of the extremists and be actively involved in opposing it. We do need to keep in mind, however, that, as Christians, our reason for being here is to tell the world about Jesus (the Great Commission). We must remember that every person is loved by God and it is His desire that they hear the Gospel. We need to be constant in prayer. In fact, the final chapter is entitled “Don’t Be Afraid,” and encourages us to pray specifically and intentionally about these things.
I received a copy of this book for Tyndale in exchange for a review.