The author begins by stating that during the cold war communism was the enemy, but since the fall of the Soviet Union, many Americans think Islam is the enemy.  The purpose of this book is to help us all understand that Islam is not the enemy and neither are Muslims.  They can in fact become our friends.  We should pray for them, take every opportunity to pray in their presence, and seek to witness with love and understanding.  We should seek their friendship, not simply to unload the gospel, but to become genuine friends.  In such a context, opportunities for witness will come, since most are open to discussing matters of faith.   Having befriended, witnessed and prayed with many Muslims over the years, Medearis sets a good example for the rest of us.

In an effort to help others engage Muslims in meaningful relationships, Medearis suggests a gentle steering of…

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