<a href="https://biblicalmissiology.org/author/ghoussney/" target="_self">Georges Houssney</a>

Georges Houssney

Georges Houssney was raised in the predominantly Muslim city of Tripoli, Lebanon. He came to faith in Jesus Christ as a teenager. Soon God grew a deep love for Muslims in his heart, and he began to sense God's call for full-time service among them. Well-known for his work supervising the translation and publication of the Bible into clear modern Arabic, Georges and his family moved from the Middle East to the United States in 1982 to minister to international students. Georges is passionate about reaching internationals here and abroad with the great news of salvation. He writes and lectures internationally about ministry to Muslims, and he strives to awaken a new generation who will proclaim the gospel boldly. Georges is founder and director of Horizons International and does Muslim evangelism training through his training Engaging Islam.

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    Excellent survey, Georges. Many thanks.
    A survey which dovetails into your findings was made by , Bruce Bronoske in his thesis called .
    “A Comparative Study Of The Self-Revelation Of Jesus Found In The Canonical New Testament And The Jesus of The Qur’an, And The Effect A Muslim Seeker’s Understanding Of Jesus Has Upon Their Decision To Convert To Christianity” for his D. Min (2005) at the Northwest Graduate School Of The Ministry
    This is what he found in a survey of 173 testimonies:
    “This final portion of the project involves a comprehensive review of the documented testimonials of Muslim converts to Christianity. This section is intended to substantiate the overarching importance an understanding of the true Jesus (i.e., within the canonical New Testament context) has (as a singular element) upon a Muslim
    seeker’s decision to convert to Christianity.”

    Shalom

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    Very good article! Shukran for sharing!

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    Hi Duane. I’d love to hear about your PhD. You can contact me (my name no space) at internode dot on dot net. thanks! lynnetaylor :)

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    And a further comment for Georges: if you are going to do additional research in this area may I encourage you to consider exploring the interaction between CMB’s and the Church? How did they first become part of a church? What do they think about their church? How important is it, or maybe it’s not important at all. And finally, how have they been treated by various churches, both for good or ill, over the years. Best wishes.

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    As to the actual findings, what is most surprising to me is that people understand that they are worshiping an altogether different deity, rather than worshiping the same one but more according to his will. This seems to fly in the face of much Protestant and Catholic theology of religion that states that Islam addresses the true God, but with flaws. It REALLY flies in the face of proponents of so-called Insider Movements.

    It is interesting to see how ex-Muslim Christians end up with very different conclusions about Islam than evangelical theorists who are trying to evangelize (or whatever it’s called these days) Muslims.

    And Lynne, I’d be pleased to chat with you if you like on religious conversion, I’m winding up a PhD which is closely related to that topic (contextual theology made BY ex-Muslim Christians, not theology made FOR them). You can contact me through my blog if you are interested.

    And thanks for posting the questions as well.

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    We have added the questionnaire as a link in the first paragraph.

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    I agree Duane Miller – the original questionnaire would be very interesting. I posted this on another blog in reponse to these figures “I understand that recognizing Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God and the sacrifice that he made may be encompassed in many general answers such as Love and Forgiveness however I’d be very interested in the thoughts of Christian converted Muslims on how they accepted Jesus as the Son of God; knowing how adamant the Quran is in denying exactly this.”

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    Thanks for this… I’m embarking on a masters in theology on conversion so am very interested to hear how muslims who have converted to christainity have responded to these questions. (and also very grateful to receive the questionnaire, thanks!). I’m taking a qualitative approach (using grounded theory) but will be very interested to see if there is any commonality in the experiences of those I interview to those who responded to your survey. all the best in your work.

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    It would be helpful to see the original questionnaire. I would like to use this for academic research, but without that, it would no be possible.

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