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Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity
Written by: Nabeel Qureshi
Narrated by: Nabeel Qureshi
Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way.

Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi's inner turmoil will challenge Christians and Muslims alike.

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What a amazing writer and storyteller!

I was so amazed by Nabeel's ability to place to place me in his shoes, passionately describing his life boyhood to adult all thoughts and feelings so well captured, I felt as though I was feeling them too! This made for a genuine experience, with the ups and downs of the author.
May we meet in Christ Nabeel.

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Humbling and inspiring

One of the most incredible testimonies I have ever heard from someone I had found earlier by chance on Youtube.

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Amazing

Thank you Nabeel for sharing your story. The power of God really does change lives.

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This book is a MUST for all.

Any who wish to truly know and love God and love others as God loves us, will absolutely benefit from this book!!!

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Beautiful Story

Worth to read more than once and provides a lot of valuable knowledge about Islam and Christianity.

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I laughed, I cried , I learned a lot.

I love the way Nabeel brings us into his family dynamic. This book was fantastic in helping me separate my hatred for the religion of Islam from the people themselves. The ugliness and illegitimacy of the false prophet Mohamed and the Qur'an are well hidden within the framework of tradition. We Come Away with an appreciation of family values but also a sadness for those like Nabeel who seek and find truth and as a result become ostracized by their own family.

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A true tale about finding the only God there is.

A wonderful true story revealing the intense search for the real God - could not be more gripping! The author has died and lived a life full of Grace. #Audible1

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Excellent listening experience!

By itself, the book is excellent, combining personal stories with easy-to-understand theology and apologetics. The fact that the book is narrated by the author, who is easy to listen to and speaks with as much passion as he writes, only makes the book that much better! I have recommended this book to friends and will continue to do so!
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Awesome!

This has to be one of my favourite books of all time. It really enlightens the reader/listener into the heart of what a devout Muslim truly is and goes through, and then to be transformed by the grace of God and his wonderful mercy. I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to know both sides of the story (Islam/Christianity). Nabeel was wise beyond his years.

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Insightful

I learned so much about the Muslim faith and gained such a new perspective into their lives. I feel like everyone who encounters Muslims can benefit from this book. So many of us truly fail to grasp where our friends are coming from in their religious views #Audible1

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  • Brandon
  • 2014-09-09

fantastic

I typically stay away from conversion stories because so often they are written like children's stories. As a pastor, out of a feeling of obligation, I'll read one on occasion anyhow. I was so pleasantly surprised by this one. I simply cannot say enough good about this book. It was very deep, and gave me an appreciation for Islam in the process. This book challenged my beliefs and grew my faith in God. Read it, you won't be disappointed

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  • Kat. Smith
  • 2014-08-01

Excellent and in-depth

If you could sum up Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus in three words, what would they be?

Honest, Real and In-Depth

What was one of the most memorable moments of Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus?

The honesty of his gut-wrenching conclusions and the decisions he had to make.

What about Nabeel Qureshi’s performance did you like?

Everything. He was telling his own story, and it showed. No fakeness here.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A film that will make you think.

Any additional comments?

This is a must-read or must-listen to. Goes very in-depth into both faiths, and believe me, the author did NOT want to come to the conclusion he came to... it's a fascinating and honest journey, one that took a great deal of courage to share. Good job, my brother in the Lord.

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  • M. Edwards
  • 2015-11-28

Western Background and Subset of Islam

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

God shows up!

Any additional comments?

I would have given this book 5 stars except for three things. First, my own (admittedly mistaken) preconception prior to beginning the book that the author was born and raised in the Middle East. He was raised in the west. One would expect that the thinking process of the author, like any third culture kid, would be influenced by the culture in which he lives (I had been expecting to read about what God is doing in the lives of people in the Middle East, where the emphasis on submitting to authority can only be greater ). Secondly, the author comes from a sect of Islam which most Muslims do not consider as "part of the fold". And thirdly, for long stretches this book read a bit too much like an apologetic work instead of a personal story/testimony.

However, this isn't a book of dry facts. God Himself shows up dramatically in a brief scene halfway into the book and even bigger at the end. Secondly, the author's western background and his former brand of Islam does not negate how God has worked and will continue to work in his life. And the information on his Islamic sect can be helpful to other seekers or persons desiring to share with seekers. This book was not only a good read, but listening to the author himself narrate on the Audible version and hearing his passion at the end was an even bigger plus. May God continue to raise up an army of evangelists like Nabeel!

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  • Theo Tsourdalakis
  • 2014-04-12

EXCELLENT IN EVERY WAY - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

This is one of the best books I have listened to.
I recommend it highly because:
- it is brutally honest; it does not sugar coat the conversion experience
He shares his journey "warts and all"
- It is highly informative and educational; I learnt much about Islam
- It is highly inspiring
- It is well presented and enjoyable to listen to.

The author is very articulate and communicates not only observable actions but also intent and feelings on his explorative journey. I was highly engaged listening to it. There were numerous times that I was teary eyed as I associated greately with Nabeel's conversion.

I cannot recommend it enough.

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  • David
  • Saint Charles, MO, United States
  • 2014-11-25

A Must Read/Listen

This story is deep in meaning, and very enlightening. It is a call for Christians to better understand their faith, and to love more and deeper as it is Christ's love that leads people to Jesus.

I gained a far greater understanding of Islam in a non-textbook format. There are Muslims that love others, and there are Muslims that hate others. Muslims do seek for all to join Islam as all Christians seek for all to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior in their lives. The problem is that a large group of Muslims understand their faith very well and try to attain a pure Islamic world by the sword.

Thankfully, the book revolves around a Muslim family exhibiting great love. That love is pure. The parents only want the best for their children, and that is for them to be great ambassadors of the Muslim faith. Nabeel Qureshi was that ambassador and natural apologist.

Mr. Qureshi was called by Jesus through a friend's introduction. The key is that Mr. Qureshi honestly and humbly sought the one and true God. At first he had no doubt that god was Allah, and then the true God revealed Himself to Mr. Qureshi.

The beauty seen in this book:

1. Love is the key to bringing people to Christ Jesus.
2. Always seek God with all your heart and you will find Him.
3. You may be called to give up all you know, have, and love for Him.
3. Whatever your faith, know it to the core from the holy books that define it.
4. Be brave. The joy and safety for Christians has nothing to do with our lives in this world, but is the salvation through Jesus. On this world we are to be used to do God's will for His plan. "My thoughts are not your thoughts. Neither are my ways your ways.", says the Lord. Death and pain are unavoidable in this world. God is not Santa Clause.

Again, it was a great read/listen. The story meant much to me, and I will listen again.

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  • Vision527
  • 2014-04-18

Excellent, must-read

What made the experience of listening to Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus the most enjoyable?

I am also a Christian that came from a Pakistani family and was raised Muslim. I can relate to much of Nabeel's story. The strength the the apologetic presented in this story is amazing.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, though I did finish it in just a few days. The story was so compelling.

Any additional comments?

Nabeel's story is very well written, and well narrated

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  • Timothy Pauls
  • Columbia, MO USA
  • 2014-04-19

An excellent reason for the author to narrate

Would you consider the audio edition of Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus to be better than the print version?

Very much so, since the author could correctly pronounce the Arabic words and Pakistani names and references. The emotion the author has also comes through at appropriate times.

Who was your favorite character and why?

This was an autobiography so this isn't as relevant a question. The friendship between Nabeel and David Wood was well displayed.

Which character – as performed by Nabeel Qureshi – was your favorite?

This book wasn't performed like some since it was the author telling his story so he didn't make up different voices but told it well, still.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was impressed how Nabeel was able to convey his deep sense of loss of losing his identity as a Muslim and the grief it brought his family.

Any additional comments?

I heard a number of interviews about the book and I felt that I would have missed out if I hadn't listened to the book myself.

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  • Jeremy McNeal
  • 2014-08-21

Awesome Book

Would you consider the audio edition of Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus to be better than the print version?

Yes. It's easy to follow along and captivating.

Which character – as performed by Nabeel Qureshi – was your favorite?

Nabeel Qureshi

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Seek and You Shall Find

Any additional comments?

This book made my cry. Everyone should read this book. Those who have dug for the truth will be able to read through this book and it will remind them of their own journey and re-energize them. I hope for others this helps them, whether they are just starting the process or are already engaged.

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  • featheredprop
  • Somerset, PA
  • 2014-07-30

A Captivating Story

Where does Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of my top favorite audiobooks.

What did you like best about this story?

The insight into his muslim faith, and the "Eastern" mindset.

What does Nabeel Qureshi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Listening to him speak in Arabic made the story come alive. It is a beautiful sounding language.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme reaction. It had some parts that made me smile, and some parts that made me moan in sadness a little.

Any additional comments?

The story of Nabeel's conversion to Christianity was amazing. It is not uncommon for Muslims to have dreams and visions which lead him to Jesus. However, it is less common for us westerners to have the same experience. Hearing his experiences has deepened my faith, and my love for Jesus.

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  • Scottie Nguyen
  • Dallas
  • 2015-05-30

Strengthen my faith !!!

Loved. Finished it in one day. Nabeel is truly amazing !!! This has changed my views about my Muslim friend.

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  • Client d'Amazon
  • 2018-09-27

I almost listened in one go

Although I knew the story of Nabeel Qureshi, it's the first time that I have been touched and moved like this. His background, the whole process of his conversion is awesome. I simply couldn't put this audiobook down. His work is a legacy. I hope you will enjoy it too. God rest his soul.