Nabeel Jabbour

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Nabeel T. Jabbour
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Residence Colorado
Nationality American (of Lebanese descent)
Education American University of Beirut
Near East School of Theology
University of South Africa
Occupation Professor
Known for Expertise in Muslim culture
Religion Christian

Nabeel T. Jabbour is an author, lecturer, and expert on Muslim culture. Dr. Jabbour's background includes two perspectives—that of the Arab/Muslim world and of the Western/Christian world. He frequently speaks at churches and teaches at seminaries, interpreting the phenomenon of Islamic Fundamentalism and other Middle Eastern issues to Westerners and especially to Christians.

Academic career[edit]

Jabbour taught high school for two years in Tripoli, Lebanon, then taught Psychology and Cultural Studies (History of Civilizations) for two years at Haigazian University in Beirut. From 1973 to 1975, he worked with university students in Beirut with The Navigators. From 1975 to 1990, he lived and worked in Cairo, Egypt.

Currently, Dr. Jabbour teaches courses on "Islam and Current Events" and "Radical Islam and a Christian Response" at:

In 2011, the Presbyterian Church in America appointed Dr. Jabbour to a study committee on the theology and practices of Insider Movements. <>

Other educational institutions at which Dr. Jabbour has taught courses or lectured are:

Some churches in which Dr. Jabbour has taught during Sunday worship services are:

Published works[edit]


  • The Crescent Through the Eyes of the Cross (NavPress, 2008)
  • Unshackled and Growing: Muslims and Christians on the Journey to Freedom (NavPress, 2006)
  • The Unseen Reality (NavMedia of Singapore, 1995)
  • The Rumbling Volcano: Islamic Fundamentalism in Egypt (Mandate Press, 1993)
  • Itiba' el-Massih, Hal Huwa Ta'geez? (Dar el-Thaqafa of Egypt)
  • Al-Kiraza Hubon Wa 'ubour (Dar el-Thaqafa of Egypt)

On February 15, 2008, the date of its release, The Crescent Through the Eyes of the Cross ranked 31st on's Bestsellers list. On the same day, it ranked first in the "Religion and Spirituality/Christianity" and Religion and Spirituality/Islam" categories. In England, it ranked first in's "Middle Eastern Studies" category.


  • Relational Evangelism Among Muslims: Is There a Better Way?, International Journal of Frontier Missions 25:3 (Fall 2008), 151-156 <>
  • Islamic Fundamentalism: Implications for Missions, International Journal of Frontier Missions 11:2 (April 1994), 81-86

Audio recordings:

  • Understanding Islam (2007)
  • The Many Faces of Islam: Library Edition (2004)
  • The Many Faces of Islam (America Responds) (2002)


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