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It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint; A Christian Minister’s Journey to Islam (USA)

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It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint.

Dr. Michael Jewett was a Christian Minister for over 30 years and earned a PhD in theology. He held many positions in his church.

He is also a retired psychologist. He worked for 30 years with the needy, homeless and people with addictions to alcohol and other substances.

He was the state of Michigan director of the alcohol and substance abuse program. He would train churches around Michigan to work with alcohol and substance abuse clients.

He was also the state of Michigan chaplain overseeing the churches in the state of Michigan for the prison ministry in jail ministry and juvenile ministry.

In this episode we discuss the following:

  • How his interest in learning more about Islam began with a rummage sale.
  • The beauty of the Islamic prayer and the positive impact it had on his journey towards Islam.
  • The many years of study that he undertook before becoming Muslim.
  • His difficulty with his fellow Christians and their lack of commitment to their own faith.
  • Our own fears about what other people may be thinking about you.
  • Perceived and real prejudices of others who are not Muslim.
  • The fear of Allah (SWT), and the forgiveness of Allah, and your opinion and perception of Allah.
  • Giving Allah human characteristics and how Allah does not have characteristics of his creation.
  • Learning about Islam in a stepwise fashion.
  • His interactions with the Quran and it's lack of a traditional literacy pattern.
  • The narrative in your head, including your own prejudices and beliefs.
  • Learning about Islam from someone who knows Islam.
  • Differences in the beliefs about other religion's scriptures.

About the Becoming Muslim Podcast

Do you have questions about Islam? Are you looking for a new direction in life?

The Becoming Muslim podcast at https://untoislam.com is made for those who are in the midst of researching Islam. It also suits newly converted Muslims.

Our podcast offers a wide variety of audible resources. From captivating stories of converts to discussions on day to day Islamic practices, Unto Islam allows for each individual to cater to their spiritual needs.

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Episode Host: Gina Marie DeBarthe (USA)

Gina Marie DeBarthe converted in 2019

Her mother is from Honduras, a small country in Central America, and her father is from Missouri.

She was born in California.

Her father was in the Navy and then in Civil Service, so she lived all over the US and she spent time in Germany.

She currently lives in Independence, Missouri.

Gina is a Speech language pathologist.

She works with adults and children with communication disorders, developmental disabilities, and those who have had strokes, or traumatic brain injuries.

Gina states, "I feel very blessed for being guided to Islam. I have had a few trials and difficulties in life. More than once, I almost died. When I read the Qu'ran, so many things in my life made sense. Also, after taking shadada, I found I was truly able to forgive and let go of those things from my past that had been encumbering me".

More career details:

Experienced Speech Language Pathologist with a demonstrated history of working in Acute Rehabilitation and with Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC). Skilled in E-Learning, Instructional Design, Tele-practice, Bilingual Speech Therapy, Research, and Science. Strong healthcare services professional graduated from University of Kansas.

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