New Book Compares Founders of Islam and Mormonism and Their Religions

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Muhammad and Joseph Smith, Jr.: Spirit-Born Brothers by Paul Derengowski, Ph.D., with a foreword by Henk Stoker, Ph.D., will be published by St. Polycarp Publishing House on March 7, 2019.

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While their followers sees Muhammad and Smith respectively as the last and most important prophets in the long line of Biblical prophets, Derengowski came in his evaluation to the important conclusion that neither of these individuals consistently met the criteria as biblical prophets. - Henk Stoker

In this extensively researched work, Dr. Derengowski examines the parallels between Muhammad and Joseph Smith, Jr. as well as the religions they started, Islam and Mormonism. Follow along as he looks at the fascinating similarities between these two men and the communities and beliefs they founded. The three main sections of the book examine their spiritual parallels, revelational parallels, and relational parallels. An extensive appendix follows with additional details.

This book will help the reader to understand the similarities between these two men and their religions as well as provide the Christian the necessary information to know how they relate to the Christian faith.

The book will be released on March 7th in hardcover (ISBN 978-1-947707-91-7), paperback (ISBN 978-1-947707-92-4), and ebook (ISBN 978-1-947707-93-1) formats. It is available for pre-order now.

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About the Author

Dr. Derengowski was born in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. He attended Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, where he graduated with a B.A. in Pastoral Theology and Bible. He then moved to Fort Worth, Texas where he earned Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and Master of Theology (Th.M.) degrees, the latter concentrating on New Testament studies. He earned his Ph.D. from North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa; his concentration was in Theology with Dogmatics.

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