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Publisher's Summary

All religions and worldviews seek to answer the fundamental questions of human existence: Why am I here? What does it mean to be human? Why is there evil in the world, and how do we deal with it? But not every worldview places equal emphasis on each issue. The main worldviews each tend to stress a different central question.

Secular humanism focuses on: What is the inherent value of human beings? Pantheism emphasizes: How do we escape suffering? Islam's main concern is: How is God great? Abdu Murray digs deeply into these three representatives of major worldviews of our day: atheism, pantheism, and theism. This lawyer and former Muslim brings compassion, understanding, and clarity to his analysis, comparing the answers of each view to the central message of Christianity.

©2014 Abdu H. Murray (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Profound shifts and graceful empowerment
A beautiful book
Thank you for sharing this wisdom
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An absolute must for anyone looking for truth

Absolutely loved this book!! Answers so many of the fundamental questions that lingers within each and everyone of us

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Very dense

There is a lot to think about, and learn, in this audio book. I wish Murray were a more interesting speaker (sadly he's no Ravi Z.)

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  • charles
  • 2015-08-04

Christian apologetics from a former devout Muslim

What did you love best about Grand Central Question?

Abdu Murray is very thoughtful in all of his explanations regarding questions that many have need to be answered. He explains Islam from his perspective as a former Muslim. This is very interesting to me, I hope that you will find it interesting as well.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Grand Central Question?

His statement that tradition or being raised to believe as your parents taught you was not adequate statement of faith. He quotes Jesus as challenging the Pharisees for their beliefs. This led him to a very critical analysis of his personal beliefs. The questions and explanations that follow make this audiobook an excellent resource for anyone Christian, Muslim, secular humanist, or pantheist to analyze what they believe and why.

What about Abdu H. Murray’s performance did you like?

The book was well presented, however the information provided is so in-depth and presented fairly rapidly that at least for me I want to take time to digest before proceeding to the next chapter. I like listening to an audiobook, but sometimes the information provided requires time to reflect. I intend to get this book in written form so that I can use many of his thoughtful points whenever given the opportunity to share my faith. I don't usually listen to an audiobook more than once. This will be an exception.

Any additional comments?

I am hopeful that they make this audiobook available for whisper sync soon.

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  • Lilcess
  • 2020-07-10

Essential Reading

Absolutely a must-read. Important and relevant for 21st century, regardless of one’s world view and faith status.

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  • Marius Janse van Vuuren
  • 2022-02-10

Great book to make you think

The book is definitely worth the listen for anybody searching to know more about Christianity or any religion for that matter.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-01-13

Great overveiw

A great overthrow touching on the important topics while being honest that many of these should be delved in my deeper for more understanding.

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  • Ruby Spinner
  • 2021-06-01

Essential to a Witness' Apology to Muslims

All serious Christians need to read or listen to this book. From the perspective of a former Muslim, this is a powerful testimony for Christ Jesus. Not only that, but it gives a look inside a culture which is absolutely against Christian and Jew alike.

But, it is possible to show these people that Jesus the Christ, Messiah the King is not who and what they teach. And, they confirm this with their own texts.

I listened through this in two days. I got a lot of walking in. And I appreciate he uses the King James. It makes it easier to follow.

For the moment, I am still ruminating on the comparison of Psalm 14:3 and Romans 3:23.

Take your time to take notes. You might need to listen to a couple sentences over. Most helpful is the PDF. Look up, and read aloud and write down each reference, because that will help to get all the information in.

The author read well. For a moment at the beginning, I struggled with the speed, but it slowed soon enough.

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  • susan twarowski
  • 2020-10-15

very revealing

loved it. it was interesting to read about another belief. Very reveling for our time.

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  • Eric
  • 2020-07-08

A worthy exploration of worldviews for anyone

My wife and I both loved Murrays performance and his introspective look into what the prominent views of our era attempt to answer. We could not recommend it more highly for both people of faith and secularists alike.

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  • Elizabeth Drue
  • 2020-05-21

Serious theology and philosophy made simple

A concise look at various religions told through the eyes and stories of a Muslim who came to see Christianity as the truth.

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  • jimmy lee
  • 2018-12-12

Very thorough and well spoken

This book helped me to understand much better the worldview my many Muslim friends share. Abdu's mastery of the written word places the differences between my Christian worldview and my friends Islamic worldview into a place of clarity.

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  • Megan
  • 2018-07-31

If your a seeker of truth this is the book for you

A great book for anyone who is seeking truth in a world full of confusion.