Former Muslim Abdu Murray shares how it took him 9 years to see how the gospel answered all his questions
Abdu is a co-founder and the President of Embrace the Truth International, which is an apologetics-based ministry dedicated to offering the Truth of the Gospel to Muslims, Jews, cult members, and skeptics.
Abdu was born into a Muslim family that encouraged his studies of the Qur’an and Islam. During the course of a years-long investigation into the historical and philosophical underpinnings of the major world religions, Abdu discovered that only the evidence for the historic Christian faith could withstand the toughest challenges. The results of Abdu’s intense search, coupled with the Lord’s drawing of his heart, led him to put his faith in Jesus as the one and only sufficient Savior. Since that time, Abdu has dedicated his ministry to reaching non-Christians with the Gospel and teaching Christians to do the same.
Abdu has spoken in numerous venues both in the United States and internationally, including churches, convention centers, and college campuses. He has been a featured guest on radio talk shows across the United States and on numerous national and international television programs, including Newswatch, CrossExamined with Dr. Frank Turek, Jesus or Muhammad? on the Aramaic Broadcasting Network, The Bob Dutko Show, SRN News, Eye Opener, and TCT Alive!.
Abdu has published articles in a variety of settings, including internet articles for the North American Missions Board that have been translated into different languages. His first book, Apocalypse Later: Why the Gospel of Peace Must Trump the Politics of Prophecy in the Middle East, has been released by Kregel Publications and is available in bookstores. His most recent book, Grand Central Question: Answering the Critical Concerns of the Major Worldviews, was released just earlier this year.
In 1999, Abdu earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1995. He is a member of the Evangelical Philosophical Society, the Evangelical Theological Society, and maintains active relationships with many ministries, including InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Campus Crusade for Christ, i2 Ministries, and the North American Missions Board.
Abdu lives in the Detroit, Michigan area with his wife and their three children.