In the Shadow of the Qur’an
Prophets, Messengers, Truth, and Lies
Deep River Books Llc
The Qur'an is the key to understanding Islam and the geopolitics of the earth. Accordingly, it is essential for Christians and other non-Muslims to have more than a kindergarten understanding of the Qur'an. This book helps provide that understanding. Surprisingly, both the Bible and Qur'an share common prophets, such as Adam, Noah, Abraham, Jesus, and others. The author evaluates the stories of twelve such prophets and shows that what is missing from the Qur'an versions is a striking absence of Christological atonement for sin. Focusing on stories and their contexts, this book gives Christians and other non-Muslims new insights into the Qur'an as well as practical ideas on how to relate to Muslims and share biblical truth with them.
Ed Hoskins is a retired physician with both an MD and a PhD. He has also been part-time Associate staff with the Navigators for forty-one years during which time he has reached out to Muslims with the hope of Christ. Although living mostly in the US, he worked short-term (2-4 weeks) and longer-term (1-2 years) in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and the Arab Gulf. He is conversational in Arabic and has interacted with hundreds of friendly Muslims, drunk gallons of tea, smuggled Bibles, been involved in disciple-making in an underground church, met royalty, and even had his life threatened. He loves to play chess and taught himself to play the piano, harmonica, concertina, and now the violin. He published two previous books on Islam (A Muslim’s Heart and A Muslim’s Mind). He is happily married with two children and three grandchildren.