Christian Jihad is the story of a horrific journey of slaughter and conversion by the sword. It paints the picture of warriors, fighting in the name of religion. It is a journey into the darkest hour of Christianity—the Crusades.
To most in the west, the Crusades are only a faded memory of events long past. But to the Islamic world, the "Crusaders" have never ended their attempt to take over the world. The authors, intent on providing more than a mere history lesson, examine the impact of the Crusades on today, question ideas like "just war," and urge Christians to learn from the past.
- Best-selling & Gold Medallion award-winning co-authors of Unveiling Islam
- A balanced history of the Crusades that also answers contemporary questions regarding war and the interaction between Christianity and Islam
- Written by strong evangelical scholars with solid ties to the Muslim world
Review By: Trisha Bleau, T4J Library - January 2, 2005
"I was pleasantly surprised by the honest, truthful exploration of some of the past horrors committed by Christians in the name of God. It is a good thing for us to be aware of our past religious history. So many non-Christians are quick to point out the terrible things Christians have done in the past when faced with the horrors being committed in their own cultures today. Prepare yourself now, understand what we have in our past in Christian history and be ready to respond."
Review By: Christine Farenhorst, Christian Renewal - February 9, 2005
"The Caner brothers, propelled into the forefront by their enlightening 2002 book, Unveiling Islam, have now written another helpful book. This one focuses on the Crusades and centers on a time period in history in which Christians killed both Muslims and Jews in God's name. The authors maintain that a gradual shift from the pacifism of the first Christians took place as the church became more and more obsessed and entangled with power, politics, and state. The Caners warn that vigilance is needed also today to see that the church's freedom is not impeded by the state."
Review By: Tony Richie, Pneuma Review - June 1, 2006
"An important evangelical work, Christian Jihad by Caner and Caner is a book bound to be of help in the process of clarifying one's views on religious violence. It is highly recommended."