• A Deadly Misunderstanding

  • Quest to Bridge the Muslim/Christian Divide
  • By: Mark D Siljander
  • Narrated by: Dave McQuade
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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A Deadly Misunderstanding

By: Mark D Siljander
Narrated by: Dave McQuade
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Former Congressman and Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations Mark D. Siljander takes us on an eye-opening journey of personal, religious, and political discovery. In the 1980s, Siljander was a newly minted Reagan Republican from Michigan who joined Congress in the same generation as Newt Gingrich and Tom DeLay, ready to remake the world. A staunch member of the Religious Right, he once walked out of the National Prayer Breakfast when a Muslim speaker quoted from the Qur'an. Siljander recounts his spiritual odyssey starting as an anti-Muslim Christian conservative to a pioneer in discovering ground-breaking common roots between Islam and Christianity, while trailblazing a unique diplomatic path for bringing the two communities together.

This story inspires hope in our increasingly desperate world, uncovering compelling common ground for followers of these two super-power religions. At the root of our mutual discord are basic misunderstandings of foundational concepts such as the meaning of “religion” and “conversion”. His findings are drawn from twenty-seven years of study and real-world diplomatic engagements. Wherever he and his praying partners travel among Muslim nations, the outcome of their quiet diplomacy is respect, trust, love of friends and enemies, and significant real-world breakthroughs in crisis situations of which few are aware.

In A Deadly Misunderstanding, Siljander breaks down and re-assembles keys to understanding these concepts through the lens of the ancient Semitic languages of the Abrahamic religions, making paradigm-shifting discoveries that unite rather than divide us. His audiobook offers a new model based on ancient truths, proven to powerfully affect people, conflicts, countries, and potentially change cultures. This seemingly implausible path to peace dismantles the engine of terror without firing a single shot.

Credit: John David Mann, contributor

©2016 Mark Siljander / Bridges To Common Ground (P)2016 Mark Siljander / Bridges To Common Ground

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Really enjoyed this book

This book provided a powerful example of how Jesus Christ is common ground between Jews, Muslims and Christians. The author had the opportunity to talk to many world leaders about Christ and the similarities we have.

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As a theologian and psychologist, I am profoundly appreciative of the depth of knowledge the author brings to both biblical scholarship and human behavior. This is a blueprint for a very different world; one we could all help create.

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PLEASE listen to this!

This world 🌍 can be at peace! PLEASE listen to this and encourage everyone else to do so also!!! 🙏♥️

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