“If I were to become a Christian it would mean not only changing my religion but changing my whole identity,” says Abu Atallah, Calvin Seminary graduate, about his journey from Islam to the Christian faith.

Kent Van Til ’80 collaborated with Atallah to share the remarkable story of Atallah’s life in From Cairo to Christ. Growing up in Cairo, Egypt, as a Muslim, Atallah was deeply committed to his culture and family. This book is a story of how he was drawn to Christ and a life of ministry.

Van Til and Atallah met while they were both Calvin Seminary students in the 1980s. At that time, Van Til said he did not know Atallah’s story or really anything about Islam. During a chance reunion, he heard his story and was amazed. Van Til said he was immediately convinced this was something that needed to be shared, and he would be the one to do it.

“I hope this book will give readers more of a knowledge of Islam and an understanding of what it is like to live in the middle of it,” said Van Til.