Experiencing the Gospel: An Examination of Muslim Conversion to Christianity in Cambodia

Thomas W. Seckler

In recent years, increasing numbers of people from Muslim backgrounds have become followers of Jesus. Some of these conversions have occurred in Cambodia. This book explores the experiences and reflections of forty Cambodians from a Muslim background who have chosen to believe in and follow Jesus. It is based on doctoral research utilizing in-depth interviews which sought to answer the following questions:

1) What role did contextualizing the Christian message play in making it more understandable and compelling?
2) What core themes or factors did those interviewed report as central in their own conversions?
3) How was the gospel message itself experienced as personally meaningful?

This book probes the answers to those questions, revealing the manner in which forty Cambodians experienced God and the gospel message. The stories and reflections found here not only provide a glimpse into their lives, but also give insight into the way in which Muslim-background individuals come to believe in and embrace Jesus.

Series: EMS Monograph Series
Publisher: Pickwick Publications
Year Published: 2020