First Baptist Church, 6501 S. Hazel St., will host the review of “Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus,” written by Nabeel Qureshi, at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 27, in the church’s fellowship hall.
Barbara Pemberton, Ph.,D, professor of Christian Missions at Ouachita Baptist University at Arkadelphia will deliver review of the best selling biography, according to a news release.
Pemberton directs the Carl Goodson Honors Program for 400 students at OBU. Pemberton is the wife of Jim Pemberton, a retired chemical engineer. They lived in Saudi Arabia for several years and are the parents of three grown children and three grandchildren, according to the release.
The professor has been a presenter at the National Honors College Seminar at Seattle, Wash., speaking before large audiences of students from around the world.
“She is noted for her ability to establish the intellectual fire that encourages students to set high goals and to reach them,” according to the release.
The author, Qureshi, earned a Doctor of Medicine from Eastern Virginia Medical School, a Master of Arts degree in Christian apologetics from Biola University and a Master of Arts degree from Duke University, according to the release.
“Raised as a devout Muslim in the United States, Nabeel grew up studying Islamic apologetics with his family and engaging Christians in religious discussions,” according to http://www.nabeelqureshi.com . “After one such discussion with a Christian, the two became friends and began a years-long debate on the historical claims of Christianity and Islam. Nabeel chronicled his resulting journey in his first book, ‘Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus’.”
Door prizes and refreshments will be furnished at the review. The public is invited to attend.