• Jesus: "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives." (John 14:27)
• Muhammad: "He it is who sends down peace into the hearts of the faithful that they might add faith to their faith. (Koran 48: 4)

• Jesus: "God knows your hearts. (Luke 16: 15)
• Muhammad : "God knows your innermost thoughts." (Koran 3: 154)

• Jesus: "Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5:48)
• Muhammad: "Conform yourselves to the character of God." (Hadith of Abu Nu' Aym)

This helpful and illuminating paperback presents over 180 parallel quotations from Jesus in the New Testament and Muhammad in the Koran and Hadith. As Sayyid M. Syeed, Secretary General of the Islamic Society of North America, points out in the foreword, the commonalities between these two spiritual leaders have long been emphasized by Muslims who see both Moses and Jesus as prophets worthy of great respect and deep devotion.

Kenneth Atkinson in the introduction carries this spirit of cooperation forward with his discussion of the convergence between these two religions of the book that both claim Abraham as their spiritual ancestor: they emerged from the Middle East, are faiths of ethical monotheism, and are religions of revelation. In an astute observation, Atkinson writes: "Many Christians will be surprised to learn that Muslims view Christianity in much the same way Christians regard Judaism. Christianity considers itself a continuation of the message spoken by the prophets in the Hebrew Bible. Christianity therefore accepts the Hebrew Bible as a book that still speaks to contemporary Christians. Likewise, Muslims consider the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament to be prophetic revelations that speak to contemporary Muslims."

Reading the parallel sayings of Jesus and Muhammad, you will be able to cherish their kindred spirits as they speak out on love, God, wisdom, faith, law, charity, sin, jihad, the hereafter, and differences.