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Cracks in the Crescent

Cracks in the Crescent
by Hussein Hajji Wario

256 Pages
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With significant Muslim immigration to the western world and high Islamic birth rates, words like sharia, burkha and jihad are becoming more and more familiar. The September 11 attack on the World Trade Center and terrorist bombings on London, Madrid, Bali, etc., also raise the question as to the nature of Islam.

Ecumenical churchmen, those engaged in inter-faith dialogue, liberal politicians and the politically-correct declare that Islam is a religion of peace. Is this true?

What is the teaching of the Koran and Islamic tradition on Mohammed, Allah, sin, salvation, apostasy, alcohol, halal food, jizya (taxes on non-Muslims), etc? What do Muslims believe about Jesus Christ, the cross, the promised Comforter in John 14-16 and the Holy Trinity?

Cracks in the Crescent answers these questions and many more by tracing the life and struggles of Hussein Hajji Wario, a former Kenyan Sunni Muslim who turned to Jesus Christ, becoming only the second member of his tribe (Orma) to do so.

Hussein's autobiographical account includes his education in a madrassa (Islamic religious school), his work as a madrassa teaching assistant and a muadhin (one who calls Muslims to pray) in his hometown, his conversion to Christianity in August 1989 when 14 years old and his terrible sufferings at the hands of his Islamic fellow countrymen.

Portions of his conversion story and the subsequent persecution have been featured in the book, The Call of Africa (1998); the Grand Rapids Press (October, 1996); Radio Bible Class (RBC) Ministries' weekend program "Words to Live By" in the United States, Canada and other countries (October, 2003); the Reformed semi-monthly magazine the Standard Bearer (September, 2006; September, 2009); and others. He has shared his story with churches, schools, colleges and Christian groups in Kenya and the United States. 

To read a review of this book published in the Standard Bearer, click here.