"The last fifty years have been the age of dialogue," Spencer says, "the belief that differences between faiths -- however deep, ancient, and doctrinally based -- can be smoothed over by talking about what we have in common."
Not Peace but a Sword applies a badly needed corrective to such attitudes, and makes a compelling case that all Christians who are concerned about truth, about basic human freedoms and women's rights, and yes, about peace and authentic dialogue, must not wish away but instead confront, with confident knowledge, all the barriers that lie between them and the followers of Muhammad.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch (www.jihadwatch.org), a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the author of twelve books, including two New York Times bestsellers, The Truth about Muhammad and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades). Spencer, a Melkite Greek Catholic, has led seminars on Islam and jihad for the United States Central Command, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army's Asymmetric Warfare Group, the FBI, the Joint Terrorism Task Force, and the U.S. intelligence community.
"Robert Spencer is a careful observer of Islam and a courageous voice on behalf of Christians. In Not Peace but a Sword he shows us how to take Islam seriously without falling into alarmism, hatred, or bigotry and provides a needed corrective to media disinformation." -- Scott Hahn, Fr. Scanlan Chair of Biblical Theology, Franciscan University of Steubenville
"Dialogue with Islam may be the order of the day, but before we can discuss what we might have in common with Muslims, we had better be aware of the defining differences. With his usual clarity and insight, Spencer gets to the essence of the problems faced by anyone who thinks we can talk our way out of the challenge Islam presents." -- Robert R. Reilly, author of The Closing of the Muslim Mind