David Garrison - A Wind in the House of Islam: How God is Drawing Muslims around the World to Faith in Jesus Christ
Wiglake 303 pages ISBN 978 1 939124 03 6 £13.99
This is an astonishing book. With careful grassroots research, the author paints a picture of the state of play in the attempt to bring the gospel to the Muslim world.
David Garrison divides Islam into nine geographical houses, providing a historical perspective on each before bring the reader up to date with what is happening now.
What emerges is the story of a long slow process of minimal gospel growth within the Muslim world, accompanied by severe persecution of those who have become Christians. Yet what is so exciting is the narrative of modest, yet steady growth in each of these nine houses in the 21st Century.
This book provides examples of the methods that have been effective in reaching Muslims for Christ. It is interesting to note that many are using the Koran itself to demonstrate that Mohamed is not the ultimate prophet, thus undermining some of the central claims of Islam.
At a time when ISIS are wreaking such havoc and causing considerable fear, this book provides much encouragement and fuel for praying for more to come to faith within the House of Islam.
John Woods is pastor of Lancing Tabernacle in West Sussex