By Peter Wooding, ASSIST News Service Europe Bureau Chief
ATLANTA, GA (ANS – January 28, 2015) — Following the tragic Paris attacks by militant Islamists and the horrific Boko Haram massacre in Nigeria, Leading The Way ministries’ Founder and President Dr. Michael Youssef, is challenging people to wake up to the rapidly growing threat of Islamic extremism through his latest book Jesus, Jihad and Peace.
In Jesus, Jihad and Peace, Dr. Youssef brings biblical clarity to the challenges that confront us in a world that is facing increasingly uncertain times.
Dr. Youssef explained that he hopes the book will act as a wakeup call to the Western church, saying: “I honestly think it’s not so much ignorance as apathy. People think, ‘Oh well, it’s just another act of terrorism; it’s just the way things are.’”
In Jesus, Jihad and Peace, Dr. Youssef answers critical questions that Christians and non-Christians alike are asking about Islam, jihad, the end times and more — questions like:
* What does the Bible tell us about terror, Islam, the Middle East, and the state of the world in the days ahead?
* Is world domination really Islam’s end game?
* What does the threat of Islamic extremism mean in terms of Bible prophecy?
* What do today’s turbulent events in Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Syria, Iran, Iraq, and Russia mean in prophetic terms?
Dr. Youssef described more about the topics addressed in Jesus, Jihad and Peace, starting with the uprising in Egypt: “The book starts with what happened in Egypt the very first time in 2011 and what [followed] in 2013, in which we’ve seen a marked difference.
“In 2011, [Egypt] sought democracy and freedom,” he says. “Christians were crying out to God, praying God would deliver them, and God did answer their prayers.
“There are some elements in the book where I start with this whole aspect of encouraging believers that prayer does work. I highlight that even in the midst of this Islamic upheaval, God is raising people up to help protect His church. Then I talk about the end times and about Islam itself—its ideology and why it’s so opposed to the Christian faith.”
Dr. Youssef concluded by explaining how he hopes the book will have a tremendous spiritual impact, saying, “It’s going to help a lot of people who’ve never seen [the pieces] put together with what they watch on television every night and what the Bible says. I am praying that thousands upon thousands of those who are appointed unto salvation will come to Christ as a result of this simple book.”
Jesus, Jihad and Peace releases through Worthy Publishing on February 17, 2015, but is now available to pre-order at www.JesusJihadPeace.com. Books pre-ordered through Leading The Way will support the ministry’s global outreach.
You can also find out more about Jesus, Jihad and Peace at: http://www.prbythebook.com/michael-youssef
To learn more about how you can support Leading The Way’s Gospel outreach in the UK, and in the Muslim world, visit www.ltw.org, or call +44 800 432 0419, which is the British office.
You can also follow Dr. Michael Youssef on Twitter at: @MichaelAYoussef
About Leading The Way:
Now celebrating over 25 years of ministry, Leading The Way’s television and radio programs are broadcast to more than 190 countries in 24 languages. Leading The Way also produces DVDs, CDs, books, a monthly devotional magazine, and daily e-devotionals to spread the light of Christ. This Atlanta-based organization partners internationally with in-country follow-up teams to encourage new believers in their faith, helping God’s Kingdom to grow around the world.
About Dr. Michael Youssef:
Michael Youssef, Ph.D., is the Founder and President of Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef. Dr. Youssef was born in Egypt and lived in Lebanon and Australia before moving to the United States. In 1984, he fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming an American citizen. He holds degrees from Moore College in Sydney, Australia, and from Fuller Theological Seminary in California. In 1984, he earned a Ph.D. in social anthropology from Emory University. He has authored more than 30 books, including popular titles like The Leadership Style of Jesus and Blindsided: The Radical Islamic Conquest. He and his wife reside in Atlanta and have four grown children and seven grandchildren.
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Photo caption: Dr. Michael Youssef