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What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur’an

ISBN: 9781441264282



Relying on the media and politicians to tell us what Muslims believe isn’t going to cut it. Christians need to be better informed, whether the goal is to understand global politics or to talk to a Muslim neighbor across the street. Through fair and accurate use of the Qur’an and other documents, scholar and accomplished debater Dr. James White examines what Muslim sacred texts teach about Christ, salvation, the Trinity, the afterlife, and other crucial topics. This book provides the answers you’ve been looking for to engage in open, honest discussions about Islam with its adherents and others.

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Key Features

  • Examines Muslim sacred texts and what they teach about crucial topics
  • Presents a discussion about Islam
  • Educates Christians on what Muslims believe


  • The Qur’an and Muhammad of Mecca
  • The Qur’an: A Brief Introduction
  • Allah: Tawhid, Shirk, the Mithaq and the Fitra
  • “Say Not Three”: The Qur’an and the Trinity
  • Jesus in the Qur’an
  • The Qur’an and the Cross
  • The Scales: Salvation in the Qur’an
  • Did the “People of the Book” Corrupt the Gospel?
  • Prophecies of Muhammad in the Bible
  • The Perfection of the Qur’an? Parallels and Sources
  • The Perfection of the Qur’an? Transmission and Text

Praise for the Print Edition

This book is magnificent! I believe this is the most thorough and comprehensive book written by an evangelical scholar on the Qur’an.

—Abdul Saleeb, coauthor, Answering Islam and The Dark Side of Islam

Dr. James White has written an immensely informative, carefully documented overview of Islam and the Qur’an—rich with fascinating historical, biblical, and theological analysis.

John MacArthur, pastor, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California

It is absolutely essential that Christians understand that Islam and Christianity represent two contradictory sets of truth claims. James White understands this, and in this important new book he sets out the issues of truth with distinction and clarity. Christians will welcome this book as they seek to understand the challenge of Islam.

R. Albert Mohler Jr., president, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

In this day when Christians face an ‘incorrigible plurality’ of religious scriptures, Dr. White presents essential knowledge concerning the Qur’an. It comes with the added benefit of its contents having been honed in debate with Muslim scholars and laypeople. I highly recommend this book!

—Keith E. Small, associate research fellow, London School of Theology

Product Details

About James R. White

James R. White is the director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, an evangelical Reformed Christian apologetics organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the author of more than 20 books and has engaged in numerous moderated debates. White serves as an elder of the Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church.

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Top Highlights

“Surah 5:42–48, with a less in-depth look at 5:65–68.” (Page 183)

“These ahadith seem to have been edited, with the offensive reason for the pagan prostration later removed out of embarrassment. For Christians, whether or not this incident took place is very relevant to our evaluation of Muhammad’s claims, for just as we find it most unusual for a prophet of God to seek to take his own life after his initial calling, so too we would see this as a further significant element in his story and his self-proclaimed role not just as a prophet but as the final prophet.” (Page 29)

“Tradition says Muhammad did not control the speed or frequency of receiving the revelations from Allah that would comprise the document we know today as the Qur’an. The classical belief is that while its entirety was ‘sent down’ in one night—Laylat al-Qadr, the Night of Power—Muhammad himself received it piecemeal over twenty-two years. And at first there was hesitation and periods of silence, during which he suffered concern that what he had experienced was not from God at all.” (Page 24)

“Does the Qur’an’s author show knowledge of the Trinity to where the criticisms offered are accurate and compelling?” (Page 75)

“the Isra, Muhammad’s night flight, and the Mi’raj, his visitation to heaven” (Page 29)

  • Title: What Every Christian Needs to Know about the Qur’an
  • Author: James R. White
  • Publisher: Bethany House
  • Print Publication Date: 2013
  • Logos Release Date: 2013
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Qurʼan › Christian interpretations; Apologetics; Christianity and other religions › Islam; Islam › Relations--Christianity
  • ISBNs: 9781441264282, 9780764209765, 1441264280, 0764209760
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T04:30:19Z

James R. White is the director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, an evangelical Reformed Christian apologetics organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the author of more than 20 books and has engaged in numerous moderated debates. White serves as an elder of the Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church.


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  1. Richard Tatina
    Excellent book!

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