11 April

Ravi Zacharias and Abdu Murray bring a fresh perspective on Jesus in new book with Zondervan

Jesus through Eastern Eyes to release February 2020

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Apr. 11, 2018 — Ravi Zacharias, president of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, and Abdu Murray, North American Director with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, have signed on to publish a co-authored book, Jesus through Eastern Eyes, with Zondervan in February 2020.

In the West Jesus is usually seen through one lens: that of Western reasoning and linear thought. As the world becomes smaller and more people are brought to our door, a broader view of Jesus is needed—one that can be grasped by Easterners and can penetrate the hearts and imaginations of postmodern Westerners.

In Jesus through Eastern Eyes, Ravi Zacharias and Abdu Murray will capture a revitalized gospel message through an Eastern lens, revealing its power and sharing the truth about Jesus in a compelling and winsome light. Incorporating story, honor, vivid imagery, sacrifice, and rewards, Jesus through Eastern Eyes calls readers (both Eastern and Western alike) to a fresh encounter with the living and restless Jesus.

“I am so pleased to be publishing this new book with both Ravi Zacharias and Abdu Murray,” says Stanley N. Gundry, SVP and publisher, Zondervan. “They will be bringing a unique perspective to bear on Jesus, one which will uncover the robustness and beauty of the Gospel.”

Jesus through Eastern Eyes was acquired for publication by Zondervan’s team responsible for Reflective books. The authors are represented by Andrew Wolgemuth of Wolgemuth & Associates. Jesus through Eastern Eyes will be supported by national advertising and publicity campaigns.

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About Ravi Zacharias: Ravi Zacharias is president of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. He received his Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and has been honored by the conferring of a Doctor of Divinity degree from Houghton College, a Doctor of Laws degree from Asbury College and a Doctor of Divinity degree from Tyndale College and Seminary, Toronto. He has been a visiting scholar at Cambridge University, where he studied moralist philosophers and literature of the Romantic era. While at Cambridge he also authored his first book, A Shattered Visage: The Real Face of Atheism. His book Can Man Live without God was awarded the Gold Medallion for best book in the category of doctrine and theology, and has been translated in ten languages. His book Jesus Among Other Gods became a bestseller and a finalist for the Gold Medallion. Dr. Zacharias is broadcast on over 1400 radio stations with his program, Let My People Think. He has appeared on CNN and other international broadcasts.

About Abdu Murray: Abdu Murray is North American Director with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and is the author of two books, including his latest, Saving Truth: Finding Meaning and Clarity in a Post-Truth World (Zondervan, May 2018). For most of his life, Abdu was a proud Muslim who studied the Qur’an and Islam. After a nine-year investigation into the historical, philosophical, and scientific underpinnings of the major world religions and views, Abdu discovered that the historic Christian faith can answer the questions of the mind and the longings of the heart. Abdu has spoken to diverse international audiences and has participated in debates and dialogues across the globe. He has appeared as a guest on numerous radio and television programs all over the world. Abdu holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. As an attorney, Abdu was named several times in Best Lawyers in America and Michigan Super Lawyer. Abdu is the Scholar in Residence of Christian Thought and Apologetics at the Josh McDowell Institute of Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

About Ravi Zacharias International Ministries: Ravi Zacharias International Ministries is a global team of speakers with offices throughout the world in: the United States, Canada, Latin America, Africa, the United Kingdom, Spain, Romania, Turkey, the Middle East, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Australia. The primary mission of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries is to reach and challenge those who shape the ideas of a culture with the credibility of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Distinctive in its strong evangelistic and apologetic foundation, the ministry of RZIM is intended to touch both the heart and the intellect of the thinkers and influencers of society through the support of the visionary leadership of Ravi Zacharias. Learn more at www.rzim.org.

About Zondervan: Zondervan is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications.  Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., delivers transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, Mich. For additional information, please visit www.zondervan.com.