Discover God’s Heart for Muslims

Why Learn About Muslims?
Misconceptions About Muslims
Questions Muslims Ask


Encountering the World of Islam (EWI) is a semester-long course developed by a team of people led by editor Keith Swartley. The vision of EWI is to present the body of Christ with a fresh perspective on Muslims. The course is designed to help believers connect relationally with the Muslim community and to respectfully explain our hope in Jesus Christ, while not repeating prideful errors of the past.

Encountering the World of Islam guides you on a journey into the lives of Muslims around the world and in your neighborhood. Through this course and book, you will learn about Muhammad and the history of Islam, gain insight into today’s world conflicts, and dispel fears and myths about Muslims. You will also discover the frustrations and desires of Muslims and learn how to pray for and befriend them. Encountering the World of Islam provides a positive, and biblical perspective on God’s heart for Muslims and equips you to reach out to them in Christ’s love.

Participants leave the class with a working knowledge of the Islamic faith, how to get involved in reaching out to Muslims, and how to explain their beliefs to Muslims.