By Mark D. Siljander
Former Congressman and Deputy Ambassador to the United international locations Mark D. Siljander takes us on an eye-opening trip of private, spiritual, and political discovery. within the Nineteen Eighties, Siljander was once a newly minted Reagan Republican from Michigan who joined Congress within the related iteration as Newt Gingrich and Tom hold up, able to remake the realm. A staunch member of the spiritual correct, he as soon as walked out of the nationwide Prayer Breakfast while a speaker quoted from the Qur'an.
But after wasting reelection, Siljander dove into the Bible to appear for the passage during which the Bible says it really is our activity as Christians to transform others with the intention to retailer them from everlasting damnation. He could not locate it; in reality, he could not even discover a passage announcing that Jesus got down to shape a brand new faith. This discovery used to be step one on a non secular and political trip that begun with an in-depth linguistic examine of the Bible and ended in the invention that Christianity and Islam percentage many base phrases and ideas. In his position as ambassador to the United international locations Siljander begun sharing his insights at the connections among Islam and Christianity, with fantastic results.
A lethal Misunderstanding recounts Siljander's notable discoveries as he travels to a few of the main distant and adverse locations within the world—deep into Libya, Sudan, Pakistan, and India—forging deep ties with either heads of nation and non secular leaders. What he has discovered may well significantly shift the modern non secular panorama and support heal the rift among Islam and the West. No Christian or Muslim could be unaffected after examining this e-book.
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Extra info for A Deadly Misunderstanding: A Congressman's Quest to Bridge the Muslim-Christian Divide
Tell you what, let’s commit to pray together for the next six months. Our beliefs may be different, but they’re not so different. We both believe in the power of the unseen world. We can pray together, whether it’s through the Isa of the Qur’an or the Jesus of the Injil, or to God or Allah. ” 54 a de adly misu n der sta n di ng He stared at me. I had no idea what he would do. Had I just put both feet in my mouth? I thought about my Aramaic teacher and mentor John Booko praying with Begin and Mubarak, and hoped I hadn’t completely screwed up our visit.
The election bid failed. Clearly, whatever was in store, whatever it was I was supposed to do next, would lie on a new path, not an old one. Perhaps this new path would lead to a much more meaningful future than I could ever find through elected office. But if the door behind me was impassable, all those in front seemed just as tightly locked. I had not yet grasped that the Aramaic language my mentor had shown me might be the key that would begin unlocking those doors. f o u r The Other Holy Book oon after the first World Trade Center bombing, I received the third and last of my three paradigm-crashing visitations, this one from a man from Nepal named Charles Mendies.
He and his wife, Susan, who are both Nepali, travel quite a bit, especially throughout southern Asia, and are well acquainted with prime ministers and heads of state all over the world. Years earlier, Charles and Susan had worked at an orphanage in Kathmandu called Mendies’ Haven. In 1989 the Supreme Court of Nepal convicted Charles of preaching Christianity— which had been banned in Nepal for over thirty years—and sentenced him to six years in prison. Charles’s conviction and incarceration for helping orphans and putting Bibles in hotels brought worldwide attention to the Nepalese persecution of Christians.