As the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist acts approaches, Denison invites Christian readers to download a complimentary daily devotional and prayer guide, ‘Redeeming 9/11: Building God’s Kingdom Today’.
“The global threat posed by radical Islam is greater than on Sept. 11, 2001,” Denison said. “For every militant who dies in jihad, a thousand others seek to avenge his – or her – death.
“This book is a primer that tells Westerners what they need to know about this threat, why radical Muslims still hate us and what we can do about it.”
The book is available on all major online book stores and costs $13.99.
The ‘Redeeming 9/11’ devotional and prayer guide, available at www.denisonforum.org, contains thought-provoking examples from current events that tie into inspirational lessons from history and the Bible, all of which illustrate God’s sovereignty, redemptive purpose in suffering and faithfulness to his people.
According to a release, the booklet concludes with a hope-filled call to join the Fifth Great Awakening spiritual movement sweeping the world today. Denison’s commentary, ‘Redeeming 9/11 on our knees,’ offers guidance on how to use the prayer guide and how to participate in the Prayer Pledge.
Denison cites Ephesians 6:12 as his reason for including spiritual engagement among suggested strategies for fighting the war on terror. He asks Christians reading his book to join him in daily prayer that Muslims will find hope in Christ.
“The Bible says that our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, authorities and powers of this dark world and spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms,” Denison says.
The book begins with a look at Osama bin Laden, the Al Qaeda leader killed in May in a US Special Forces raid in Pakistan, and examines the ramifications of bin Laden’s death, including whether it was just. The book goes on to explain what distinguishes radical Islam from the rest of the Muslim world and addresses basic questions: ‘Where was God on 9/11?’ and ‘How Do We Win This War?’
Denison briefly touches on basic Muslim beliefs before focusing on the two tenets that distinguish radical Islam. First, extremists contend the West has been attacking Islam since the Crusades and especially by supporting Israel. Since the Qur’an requires Muslims to defend Islam, jihadists believe they are required to attack us. Second, radical Muslims believe all Westerners are complicit in the ongoing siege of Islam because they elect their leaders and support their military. In the jihadists’ minds, killing Westerners is akin to defending Islam, Denison says.
Faced with this worldview, Denison writes, both Christians and secular Westerners must act. He offers practical ideas on how to handle the threat, including praying for Muslims and supporting Christians from Muslim backgrounds.
James C. Denison, Ph.D., is an author, educator and cultural apologist, building a bridge between faith and culture by engaging contemporary issues with historical, scientific and biblical truth. He founded the Denison Forum on Truth and Culture (DFTC) in February. Denison is former senior pastor of Park Cities Baptist Church, a 10,000-member congregation in Dallas.