Book Review: Ex-Muslim by Naeem Fazal

Adobe Photoshop PDFIn today’s world, the word Muslim tends to bring fear to many people, especially Christians.  What many people do not understand, is that there are Muslims out there that are not against Christians.

Naeem Fazal was a Muslim, raised in Kuwait.  His story that he honestly unfolds through the pages of his book, is one that can help us as Christians to understand the Muslims and maybe even at times, help to bring them to Jesus.

I don’t want to give away Naeem’s story.  You definitely will want to read it yourself.  However, I do have to touch on some important points.

I have read many times that Jesus often presents himself to Muslims in dreams.  I find that so interesting.  Naeem explains in his book what that meant as Muslim.

One particular instance in the book that I will remember because it may one day prove to be useful to me, is sharing Jesus with a Muslim.

Naeem explains that using Jesus to lure a Muslim into Christianity creates a problem.  Telling them that Jesus is the son of God can immediately turn them off in your conversation.  This is because saying that God has a son, is akin to saying that God had a wife.

Instead, Naeem turned to using sin as an example.  Muslims understand sin.  They pray five times a day and fast at Ramadan because of sin.  Muslims also believe in the tie of sacrifice, the shedding of blood and sin.  Read a few words out of Ex-Muslim to understand this better.

…The bigger the sacrifice, the more sine and for more people it could atone.  So I asked him, ‘What kind of sacrifice would be big enough for the entire human race?’

‘Only a God-sized sacrifice,’ I said in answer to my own question.

I knew I had his attention then.  ‘Forget about Jesus being the Son of God for a minute.  Think about him as the Lamb of God.  That’s who Jesus is, man.’

It’s my belief that stories like Naeem’s can be used to help us bring Muslims to Jesus.  He wants them to be brought to Him.  He loves them as He loves us.  It’s our witnessing that brings others to Him.

Naeem’s book tells how it ‘s important to live the life of a Christian, and not just act it out.  Doing church things is good, but having God alive in your life, every day is what is important.

I definitely recommend that others read this book.  What a wonderful story that Naeem and his family have shared.

**I have received this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.

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100th POST!! Book Review and Autographed Giveaways: The Law of Self Defense by Andrew F. Branca, Attorney at Law

tlsdHow much do you really know, to keep yourself within the law, of self defense?  Is your state a Duty to Retreat, Castle Doctrine or Stand Your Ground State?  If you had to use the Tueller Drill in your defense, could you?

If you intend to protect yourself against any attack, this book is one that you need to read.  You don’t need to be a gun owner, a daily carry person, or even wield a knife to protect yourself to get information from this book.

Written in a very clear and easy to understand way for us regular folks, Mr. Andrew F. Branca has done an excellent job trying to train us all in the current-to-when-he-wrote-the-book laws.  Not only will you be able to understand the laws, but you’ll also be able to easily apply them.

What I really liked about reading this book was the tables that were included with information for each state.  Highly valuable!

You can order this book online directly from Mr. Branca’s website here, or you can also order it from Amazon.com.  The Kindle version or the print version.

However, if you’d like to take you chances on winning an autographed copy of this book, I am running a giveaway through 1 Million Moms Against Gun Control in Washington.  To enter you simply have to head over to my Facebook page, 1mmagc-wa, and enter through Rafflecopter.  After you have done that, you have the option of buying more entries by donating to the Washington 1MMAGC GoFundMe account.  Each dollar that you donate gives you an extra entry!

Good luck!

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Dandelions, Not Your Average Weed

WILDCRAFT VITA: 40+ Things to do with Dandelions – Mozilla Firefox.

Click the link above for an awesome list of things to do with Dandelions!  Now most of you probably think of them as weeds.  Not I!

I knew of the health benefits, but was not familiar with the different recipes and uses.

People need to be aware of this kind of info!  These “weeds” are plentiful and easy to grow! You may want to know this just in case you have a need to survive on your own.  Along with other herbal remedies and recipes from the wild.  Nettles, are another one.  So many benefits but everyone thinks they are weeds!

Be safe though!  Know where you are harvesting!  Be sure that you are not eating anything that may have pesticides on it!  I NEVER spray my yard.  My dandelions and nettles are encouraged to grow and mulitply!

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