Jesus and Muhammad are arguably the two most influential individuals who have ever lived. Over half of the world today claims to follow them and the religions they founded: Christianity and Islam.

But who were these two men? Where did they come from? What did they do and teach? And what was their vision for the future?

This book answers all these questions, drawing on the earliest ancient documents we have about them.

In the light of the current tensions that exist in the world, the future of civilisation may well depend on how humanity responds to Jesus and Muhammad.


In this remarkable book, Dr Bernie Power draws on his extensive experience in engaging with Muslims. This work is accessible to non-specialist readers and equips Christians with both answers to common Muslim objections about Christianity and insights into questions about Muhammad and Islam. He lets the primary texts of both faiths speak for themselves and successfully captures the dramatic differences between the recorded lives of Jesus and Muhammad. This has ramifications for today’s world, with readers better able to understand contrasts between Christians and Muslims in the present day who model their lives on Jesus and Muhammad respectively.

Professor Peter Riddell, Melbourne School of Theology

Understanding Jesus and Muhammad: What the Ancient Texts say about Them

Author: Bernie Power
Publisher: Acorn Press, 2016
ISBN: 9780994254450
eISBN: 9780994254467

Available from Acorn Press’s website, Amazon and all major ebook retailers.