Noah's Other Son: Bridging the Gap Between the Bible and the Qur'an

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"Respectful and moderate in tone...a sober-minded and refreshing approach to religion. Readers will acquire a mature and tolerant perspective on religion and gain an understanding of the similarities among these three influential faiths."--Library Journal

In his compelling book, pastor Brian Brown engages in conciliatory dialogue with Christians, Jews, and Muslims in an attempt to recover the beauty and value of Islam for the West. Noah's Other Son helps Jews and Christians understand the role that several biblical figures from their own traditions play in Islam. Do Christians know, for example, that Jesus in the Qur'an was speaking about Muhammad when he promised to send an Advocate or Comforter? Who would have imagined that Noah had a rebellious son who refused to get on the ark and drowned?

There has never been a greater potential for misunderstanding between the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths, as the treacherous situation in which the world now finds itself. Brian Brown examines scriptural characters as a way of seeing Islam in its pure light, without the distortions of history or individual failings. Noah's Other Son provides an excellent starting point for Christian-Jewish-Muslim dialogue.

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Brian Arthur Brown is a minister of the United Church of Canada.

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"Brown, Minister of the United Church of Canada, implores the world's believers to understand one another, arguing that 'to judge all Muslims by standards set by Osama bin Laden or Suddam Hussein is as mistaken as to judge Christians by the Crusades or the Ku Klux Klan.' He highlights 25 characters appearing in both the Bible and the Quran, contending that the story of Noah's other son is a parable or a message for our time; those who heed its warning may transcend sectarian differences to work together in ameliorating such universal concerns as global warming, pandemics, and poverty. Respectful and moderate in tone, the text offers a sober-minded and refreshing approach to religion. Readers will acquire a mature and tolerant perspective on religion and gain an understanding of the similarities among these three influential faiths. Recommended for public and academic libraries." C. Brian Smith, Library Journal, June 1, 2007 (Library Journal)

"Evenreaders well versed in Christianity may be surprised... A top pick for any seriousspirituality collection."- The InternetBookwatch, July 2007 (The Internet Bookwatch)

"In an era of discord, this work will rejoices in the affirmation of human spirituality"Reviewed in Saudi Aramco World in March/April 2008 (Khalid Afandi)

“Brown, Minister of the United Church of Canada, implores the world’s believers to understand one another, arguing that 'to judge all Muslims by standards set by Osama bin Laden or Suddam Hussein is as mistaken as to judge Christians by the Crusades or the Ku Klux Klan.’ He highlights 25 characters appearing in both the Bible and the Quran, contending that the story of Noah’s other son is a parable or a message for our time; those who heed its warning may transcend sectarian differences to work together in ameliorating such universal concerns as global warming, pandemics, and poverty. Respectful and moderate in tone, the text offers a sober-minded and refreshing approach to religion. Readers will acquire a mature and tolerant perspective on religion and gain an understanding of the similarities among these three influential faiths. Recommended for public and academic libraries.” C. Brian Smith, Library Journal, June 1, 2007 (Sanford Lakoff)

“Evenreaders well versed in Christianity may be surprised... A top pick for any seriousspirituality collection.”- The InternetBookwatch, July 2007 (Sanford Lakoff)

"In an era of discord, this work will rejoices in the affirmation of human spirituality"Reviewed in Saudi Aramco World in March/April 2008 (Sanford Lakoff)

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