Recommended Reading On Islam

There is a huge amount of material out there on the topics of Islam, the Middle East, the Muslim world, terrorism, jihad, creeping sharia, and so on. The volumes listed here do a number of things: describe Islamic faith, beliefs and practice; warn about the dangers of spreading sharia; explore the situation in the Middle East; and discuss the nature of Islamic imperialism, jihad and the like.

The volumes are roughly divided between Christian and non-Christian authors, and a few good videos are also included. Given the very real threat Islam poses to the free West and to biblical Christianity, we all need to be aware of what we are facing. These volumes will provide you with more than enough information and insight on these important issues.

Other volumes could be included here, but these are among some of the better books available. Here then are around 130 titles which you should be aware of. If all this is a bit overwhelming, let me at least highlight a handful of authors who are always good value and are well worth getting: Durie, Gabriel (both), Lewis, Sookhdeo, Spencer, and Ye’or.

Christian authors
Anderson, Norman, Islam in the Modern World: A Christian Perspective. Apollos, 1990.
Ankerberg, John and John Weldon, The Facts on Islam. Harvest House, 1991, 1998.
Ankerberg, John and John Weldon, Fast Facts on Islam. Harvest House, 2001.
Catherwood, Christopher, Christians, Muslims and Islamic Rage. Zondervan, 2003.
Chapman, Colin, Cross and Crescent: Responding to the Challenge of Islam. Inter-Varsity Press, 1995.
Chapman, Colin, Whose Promised Land? Lion, 1983.
Christensen, Jens, Mission to Islam and Beyond. New Creation Publications, 1977, 2001.
Cragg, Kenneth, The Call of the Minaret. Oxford University Press, 1956.
Darwish, Nonie, Cruel and Usual Punishment. Thomas Nelson, 2008.
Darwish, Nonie, The Devil We Don’t Know: The Dark Side of Revolutions in the Middle East. Wiley, 2012.
Darwish, Nonie, Now They Call Me Infidel: Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel, and the War on Terror. Sentinel, 2007.
Durie, Mark, Revelation?: Do We Worship the Same God? CityHarvest Publications, 2006.
Durie, Mark, The Third Choice: Islam, Dhimmitude and Freedom. Deror Books, 2010.
Elass, Mateen, Understanding the Koran. Zondervan, 2004.
Fry, George and James King, Islam: A Survey of the Muslim Faith. Baker, 1980.
Gabriel, Brigitte, Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America. St. Martin’s Press, 2006.
Gabriel, Brigitte, They Must Be Stopped. St. Martin’s Press, 2008.
Gabriel, Mark, Culture Clash: Islam’s War on the West. FrontLine, 2007.
Gabriel, Mark, Islam and the Jews. Charisma House, 2003.
Gabriel, Mark, Islam and Terrorism. Charisma House, 2002.
Gabriel, Mark, Jesus and Muhammad. Charisma House, 2004.
Geisler, Norman and Abdul Saleeb, Answering Islam, 2nd ed. Baker, 1993, 2002.
George, Timothy, Is the Father of Jesus the God of Muhammad? Zondervan, 2002.
Goldsmith, Martin, Islam and Christian Witness. Hodder and Stoughton, 1982.
Grant, George, The Blood of the Moon. Thomas Nelson, 2001.
Joksimovich, Vojin, The Revenge of the Prophet. Regina Orthodox Press, 2006.
Licona, Michael, Paul Meets Muhammad. Baker, 2006.
McDowell, Josh, The Islam Debate. Campus Crusade for Christ, 1983.
Mallouhi, Christine, Waging Peace on Islam. InterVarsity Press, 2002.
Marsh, C.R., Share Your Faith with a Muslim. Moody Press, 1975.
Marshall, Paul, ed., Radical Islam’s Rules: The Worldwide Spread of Extreme Sharia Law. Rowman & Littlefield, 2005.
Marshall, Paul, Roberta Green, and Lela Gilbert, Islam at the Crossroads. Baker, 2002.
Miller, William, A Christian’s Response to Islam. Tyndale, 1976.
Morey, Robert, Islamic Invasion. Christian Scholars Press, 2001.
Morey, Robert, Winning the War Against Radical Islam. Christian Scholars Press, 2002.
Moucarry, Chawkat, The Prophet & the Messiah: An Arab Christian’s Perspective on Islam & Christianity. InterVarsity Press, 2002.
Musk, Bill, Holy War. Monarch Books, 1992, 2003.
Musk, Bill, Touching The Soul Of Islam: Sharing The Gospel In Muslim Cultures. Monarch Books, 2005.
Parshall, Phil, Bridges to Islam. Baker, 1983.
Parshall, Phil, The Cross and the Crescent: Understanding the Muslim Heart and Mind. Gabriel Publishing, 2002.
Parshall, Phil, New Paths in Muslim Evangelism. Baker, 1980.
Rassamni, Jerry, From Jihad to Jesus. Living Ink Books, 2006.
Rhodes, Ron, Reasoning from the Scriptures with Muslims. Harvest House, 2002.
Richardson, Don, Secrets of the Koran. Regal Books, 2003.
Richardson, Joel, Antichrist: Islam’s Awaited Messiah. Pleasant Word, 2006.
Richter, Rick, Comparing the Qur’an and the Bible. Baker, 2011.
Robinson, Stuart, Mosques and Miracles. City Harvest, 2003.
Schmidt, Alvin, The Great Divide: The Failure of Islam and the Triumph of the West. Regina Orthodox Press, 2004.
Shayesteh, Daniel, Islam: The House I Left Behind. 21stCentury Press, 2009.
Sheikh, Bilquis, I Dared to Call Him Father. Chosen Books, 1978.
Solomon, Sam and E Al Maqdisi, Modern Day Trojan Horse: The Islamic Doctrine of Immigration. ANM, 2009.
Sookhdeo, Patrick, The Challenge of Islam to the Church and its Mission. Isaac Publishing, 2008.
Sookhdeo, Patrick, A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Islam. Christian Focus, 2001.
Sookhdeo, Patrick, Global Jihad. Isaac Publishing, 2007.
Sookhdeo, Patrick, Understanding Islamic Terrorism. Isaac Publishing, 2004.
Shorrosh, Anis, Islam Revealed: A Christian Arab’s View of Islam. Thomas Nelson, 1988.
Spencer, Robert, The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran. Regnery Publishers, 2009.
Spencer, Robert, Did Muhammad Exist? ISI Books, 2012.
Spencer, Robert, Islam Unveiled. Encounter Books, 2002.
Spencer, Robert, The Myth of Islamic Tolerance: How Islamic Law Treats Non-Muslims. Prometheus Books, 2005.
Spencer, Robert, Onward Muslim Soldiers. Regnery Publishers, 2003.
Spencer, Robert, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades). Regnery Publishers, 2005.
Spencer, Robert, Religion of Peace?: Why Christianity Is and Islam Isn’t. Regnery Publishers, 2007.
Spencer, Robert, Stealth Jihad. Regenery Publishers, 2008.
Spencer, Robert, The Truth About Muhammad. Regenery Publishers, 2006.
Spencer, Robert and Daniel Ali, Inside Islam: A Guide for Catholics. Ascension Press, 2003.
Trifkovic, Serge, Defeating Jihad. Regina Orthodox Press, 2006.
Trifkovic, Serge, The Sword of the Prophet. Regina Orthodox Press, 2002.
Wagner, William, How Islam Plans to Change the World. Kregel, 2004.
Yousef, Mosab Hassan, Son of Hamas. SaltRiver, 2010.
Zacharias, Ravi, Light in the Shadow of Jihad. Multnomah, 2002.
Zacharias, Ravi, The Prince and the Prophet. Multnomah, 2004.
Zeidan, David, Sword of Allah. Gabriel Publishing, 2003.

Other authors
Akbar, M.J., The Shade of Swords: Jihad and the Conflict Between Islam and Christianity. Routledge, 2002.
Ali, Ayaan Hirsi, Infidel. Free Press, 2007.
Babbin, Jed, In the Words of Our Enemies. Regnery, 2007.
Bawer, Bruce, Surrender: Appeasing Islam, Sacrificing Freedom. Doubleday, 2009.
Bawer, Bruce, While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within. Doubleday, 2006.
Benjamin, Daniel and Steven Simon, The Age of Sacred Terror. Random House, 2002.
Blankley, Tony, The West’s Last Chance: Will We Win the Clash of Civilizations? Regnery, 2005.
Bostom, Andrew, ed., The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism. Prometheus, 2007.
Bostom, Andrew, ed., The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims. Prometheus, 2005.
Boykin, William, et. al., Sharia: The Threat To America. Center for Security Policy, 2010.
Chesler, Phyllis, The Death of Feminism: What’s Next in the Struggle for Women’s Freedom. Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. (about feminism’s lack of response to militant Islam)
Davis, Gregory, Religion of Peace?: Islam’s War Against the World. World Ahead Publishing, 2006.
Emerson, Steven, American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us. Free Press, 2003.
Emerson, Steven, Jihad Incorporated: A Guide to Militant Islam in the US. Prometheus, 2006.
Fallaci, Oriana, The Force of Reason. Rizzoli, 2004.
Fallaci, Oriana, The Rage and the Pride. Rizzoli, 2002.
Fregosi, Paul, Jihad in the West: Muslim Conquests from the 7th to the 21st Centuries. Prometheus Books, 1998.
Geller, Pamela, Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance. WND Books, 2011.
Gibb, H.A.R., Mohammedanism: An Historical Survey. Oxford University Press, 1973.
Glazov, Jamie, United in Hate. WND Books, 2009.
Guillaume, Alfred, Islam. Penguin, 1954, 1962.
Hitti, Philip, Islam: A Way of Life. Regnery, 1970.
Horowitz, David, Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the American Left. Regnery, 2004.
Hourani, Albert, A History of the Arab Peoples. Warner Books, 1992.
Kahn, M.A., Islamic Jihad: A Legacy of Forced Conversion, Imperialism, and Slavery., 2009.
Karsh, Efraim, Islamic Imperialism: A History. Yale University Press, 2006.
Karsh, Efraim, Palestine Betrayed. Yale University Press, 2006.
Lewis, Bernard, The Arabs in History. Arrow Books, 1954.
Lewis, Bernard, The Crisis of Islam. Phoenix, 2003.
Lewis, Bernard, Islam and the West. Oxford University Press, 1994.
Lewis, Bernard, The Middle East: A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Years. Scribner, 1996.
Lewis, Bernard, What Went Wrong: The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2002.
Lewis, Bernard, ed., The World of Islam: Faith, People, Culture. W.W. Norton, 1992.
McCarthy, Andrew, The Grand Jihad. Encounter Books, 2010.
Muthuswamy, Moorthy, Defeating Political Islam. Prometheus Books, 2009.
Naipaul, V.S., Among the Believers. Vintage, 1981.
Phares, Walid, The Coming Revolution: Struggle for Freedom in the Middle East. Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Phares, Walid, The Confrontation: Winning the War against Future Jihad. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Phares, Walid, Future Jihad: Terrorist Strategies Against America. Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Phares, Walid, The War of Ideas: Jihadism against Democracy. Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Phillips, Melanie, Londonistan. Encounter Books, 2006.
Pipes, Daniel, In the Path of God: Islam and Political Power. Basic Books, 1983.
Pipes, Daniel, Militant Islam Reaches America. Norton, 2002.
Podhoretz, Norman, World War IV: The Long Struggle Against Islamofascism. Vintage, 2007.
Pryce-Jones, David, The Closed Circle. Paladin, 1990.
Rashid, Ahmed, Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia. Yale University Press, 2002.
Reilly, Robert, The Closing of the Muslim Mind. Intercollegiate Studies institute, 2010.
Ruthven, Malise, A Fury for God. Granta Books, 2002.
Ruthven, Malise, Islam in the World. Penguin, 1984, 2000.
Shoebat, Walid, Why We Want to Kill You: The Jihadist Mindset and How to Defeat It. Top Executive Media, 2005.
Shoebat, Walid, Why I Left Jihad. Top Executive Media, 2005.
Sieff, Martin, The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Middle East. Regnery, 2008.
Steyn, Mark, America Alone. Regnery, 2006.
Sultan, Wafa, A God Who Hates: The Courageous Woman Who Inflamed the Muslim World Speaks Out Against the Evils of Islam. St Martin’s Press, 2009.
Warraq, Ibn, Why I am Not a Muslim. Prometheus, 1995.
Warraq, Ibn, Why the West is Best: A Muslim Apostate’s Defense of Liberal Democracy. Encounter Books, 2011.
Wilders, Geert, Marked For Death. Regnery, 2012.
Ye’or, Bat, The Dhimmi: Jews and Christians Under Islam. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1985.
Ye’or, Bat, Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2005.
Ye’or, Bat, Islam and Dhimmitude: Where Civilizations Collide. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2001.

Islam: What the West Needs to Know. Gregory Davis and Bryan Daly. Quixotic Media, 2006. 98 minutes.
Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West. Wayne Kopping and Raphael Shore. DVD Media, 2006. 60 minutes.

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8 Replies to “Recommended Reading On Islam”

  1. Bill another helpful book is one written by Vickie Janson of Melbourne who is currently the lead candidate for the new Australian Christians Party.

    It is called “Ideological Jihad; Come Mr Aly Let Us Reason Together”. It is written in open letter style in response to a book written by Waleed Aly a Muslim personality we hear on the ABC radio. His book, “People Like Us; Arrogance is Dividing Islam and the West”, attempts to prove that only produces’ keeps Islam and Judaism/Christianity apart.

    In a polite and respectful way Vickie does a splendid job in bringing Islam and Judaism/Christianity into the light and concludes that there is a deep divide between them.
    In its 128 pages Vickie rewards the reader, both searching Muslim or Christian/Jew, by revealing the beauty of Christianity and the love of God for His creation. It is a excellent easy to read book to give to Muslims who are looking at Christianity.

    The book can be purchased for $15.00 through me at

    Keith Lewis

  2. Oh my gosh Bill! That’s quite a list of books about Islam! I often read Walid Shoebat’s blog and linked to his post today.

    Back when George W. Bush proclaimed that “we all worship the same God” in his attempt to appeal to “moderate” Muslims, I wanted to scream! NO WE DON’T!

    The practice of Al Taqiyya – where Muslims are allowed to, and encouraged, to lie in order to sway trust with them is a concept straight from the depths of hell!

    This is why people need to be educated about Islam. Your post with all of the books listed may help achieve that end.

    Christine Watson, US

  3. Another great author and one of the few interesting thinkers on the Left is Paul Berman. In his work he dissects the fascist elements in Islam and modern Islamism and rebukes modern intellectuals for ignoring it (along with many historical links to the Nazis etc.)

    There’s a great interview with him on Counterpoint recently;

    See his The Flight of the Intellectuals: The Controversy Over Islamism and the Press

    Damien Spillane

  4. A book I found helpful not only in its exposure of Islam, but also through its consolidation of Christianity is “Islam, a challenge to Christians” by David Pawson.
    Many blessings
    Ursula Bennett

  5. The Bible clearly warns “my people perish for lack of knowledge’. Thanks Bill for making us more knowledgeable.
    Judith Bond

  6. Walid Shoebat is also a christian, Bill. He was in Australia a couple of years back with Chuck Missler and he spoke of his coming to Jesus.

    Debra Franklin

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