A Wind in the House of Islam

Unfortunately, Solomon’s warning that “of the making of books there is no end” remains true (although not all books are of the same weight nor value).

A Wind in the House of Islam: How God is Drawing Muslims Around the World to Faith in Jesus Christ (Garrison)

The division of this survey into three sections helpfully alerts the reader to key facts of history that frame the current movement of God within the Muslim world. In the first section, Garrison overviews the history and critical issues that must be addressed within any work that focuses on Muslims. In the second section, Garrison focuses specifically on the so-called “Rooms within the House of Islam.” These chapters detail the surveyed experiences of workers within specific regions of the Muslim world as God moves among Muslims. Readers will find it helpful to select these chapters as they relate to their specific target audience. In the final section, Garrison explores what might our responses be that will increase and expand this movement of God among Muslim lands and peoples.

Why I liked this book:

  • Garrison traveled the world to conduct interviews among believers within these movements, asking the core question: “What did God use to bring you to faith in Jesus Christ?”
  • The division of the survey into “Rooms” accurately expresses the diversity of Muslim experience and the evangelistic strategies that may be employed to reach these “unique” audiences with the Gospel. One approach asks seekers two questions: “Who is Muhammad?” and then “Who is Jesus?” Conclusion of this self-examination of the Islamic text: Muhammad is not worth to be a prophet of Allah; and Jesus is the Son of God, the only way of salvation.
  •  In contrast to current news events suggesting an unstoppable militant growth of Islam, this text demonstrates the IRRESISTIBLE growth of faith in Jesus Christ among Muslims through the power of God’s Word and His Spirit.