NEW: Is Christianity a Western Religion? And other questions international students ask.

NEW: Is Christianity a Western Religion? And other questions international students ask.


This easy to read book answers the 20 most commonly asked questions by international students about Christianity. Written by Peter Teagle, Friends International Head of Events Speaking, who has 20 years experience of working with international students.

“It’s so clear and so concise. It was answering these questions that I didn’t even know I had!” – Joylynn, International Student from Malaysia

Sneak Peek: View a free preview of the book (Chapters 5 and 6).


  1. Who is Jesus Christ?
  2. Why do I need to follow Jesus (isn’t being a good person enough)?
  3. What do Christians do?
  4. Why do Christians always want to tell people about Jesus?
  5. Is Christianity a Western religion?
  6. Is it possible to be a Christian and stay faithful to my culture?
  7. What is the Bible and how can I understand it?
  8. Does God really speak to and guide people today?
  9. Are the miracles in the Bible real?
  10. Why does a God of love allow suffering?
  11. What about other religions?
  12. What about people who have never heard about Jesus?
  13. What if my parents are against my interest in Christianity?
  14. Will following Jesus mean that people will treat you badly?
  15. What is the Trinity / How can Jesus be God?
  16. Do Christians believe other gods exist?
  17. Why are there so many different ‘types’ of Christianity?
  18. Can some kinds of religious devotion be dangerous?
  19. Does being a Christian mean I cannot honour my ancestors?
  20. Is Christianity compatible with science?

“If you are curious and would like to find out what is it that Christians are excited about, this is a book for you. In this book, you will find answers to FAQs (frequently asked questions) about Jesus and His life-giving power. Some of these may be questions that you have but didn’t know how best to articulate. You will enjoy Peter’s conversational style and engaging real life encounters. No doubt, you will find yourself identifying with many of these stories.”

Yong Yuong Eng, Assistant General Secretary, FES Malaysia

“I very much recommend this excellent book which will be immensely helpful to any international student who is seeking the truth, as well as a useful resource for those seeking to share their faith cross-culturally. May the Lord use it for His glory!”

Wendy Kasenene, PhD student, Queen Mary University of London

“Here is an excellent introduction to the Christian faith in clear, uncomplicated non-jargonized language written for anyone who is intrigued, curious or indeed searching for a faith which provides meaning, values, forgiveness, unconditional love, freedom and hope in a needy world. Read …and enjoy!”

Lindsay Brown, Former IFES International General Secretary