LYNDONVILLE, N.Y. (PRWEB) December 11, 2014
David S. Bell, a pediatrician, was brought up as a Protestant. This changed in 1973, when he became a Muslim. Although his life chapter spent as a Protestant came to a close, his Protestant teachings stayed with him, resulting in a startling revelation: Islam and Christianity share striking similarities.
Distraught at how Islam is often presented in the media, Bell hopes to enlighten readers to the two religions’ similarities with his new book “The Sermon on the Mount: An Islamic Perspective” (published by Trafford Publishing).
While Bell has studied Islam for more than 40 years, he still holds on to pieces of his Protestant beliefs, primarily the nine beatitudes. In “The Sermon on the Mount,” he parallels the wordage of the beatitudes with those found in the Qur’an, noting their many similarities.
Bell believes that by exemplifying the similarities between the two religions, he can not only help Christians understand Islam, but also help Muslims understand Christianity, creating a bridge of understanding and friendship between the two groups.
An excerpt from “The Sermon on the Mount”:
“It has always amazed me that people of different religions find ways to fight with each other, even when few, if any, real differences exist. There are lots of differences in cultures, and I find them rich, fascinating and unique. But in matters of faith, there are few substantive differences. And what differences may exist are due to our ignorance, not God’s confusion.”
“The Sermon on the Mount”
By David S. Bell, MD
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 96 pages | ISBN 9781490744629
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 96 pages | ISBN 9781490744605
E-Book | 96 pages | ISBN 9781490744612
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
David S. Bell, a pediatrician in practice in upstate New York, became a Muslim in 1972. In 1976, he completed his pilgrimage, something all Muslims must attempt. Following many discussions with Christians, he realized just how poorly Islam is represented in the media. He hopes to remedy this with the publishing of his book, “The Sermon on the Mount.”
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