Healing the Broken Family of Abraham
New Life for Muslims, Don McCurry, Ministry to Muslims, 2001
This is a book about winning Muslims to Christ. It is about healing for the broken family of Abraham. It is a book to help Christian workers learn to work with the sons and daughters of Ishmael, who were given this name because Muhammad and his followers chose to identify with Abraham’s family through the lineage of Hagar and Ishmael. The book is not for the scholar; it is for the worker. It is designed to be an introduction to ministries with Muslims. For those rare workers who have the privilege of having undertaken graduate study in Islam, or for those workers who have taught themselves as they went along by keeping abreast of current reading, this book will hold nothing new. But for those workers who have had neither the privilege of graduate study in missiology and Islamics, nor access to the latest books in the field, this volume is designed to fill the gaps in their preparation. The history of humanity’s redemption begins and ends with Jesus Christ, the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end of God’s activity in relation to the human race. But that history is sketched out against the background of the family of Abraham. Abraham is held up to us as the one who believed God and it was counted to him as righteousness (Gen. 15:6). At the end of human history, all the redeemed are gathered at a marvelous feast where we will sit down with Abraham (Matt. 8:11).
The key to being included in the true family of Abraham has to do with how one relates to Abraham’s greatest son, Jesus Christ. This book will take up in careful detail what Muhammad and Muslims ever since Christ have done with Him. And, of course, it will suggest ways for bringing Muslims into the family of Abraham. The book is available from Ministry to Muslims for $15 plus shipping. Quantity discounts are available. To order, contact MTM at the address below.