The author, John W. Wilson grew up in Sydney’s northern seaside suburbs. He trained for ordination in the Anglican Church of Australia at Ridley College in Melbourne. He has served in country and city churches and is a graduate of London, Yale and Duke Universities. He has travelled widely and taken a great interest in the churches of Africa, Asia and the Pacific.
Professor Peter Riddell, Centre for the Study of Islam and Other Faiths, says that ‘Christianity Alongside Islam’ succeeds in digesting a vast amount of information about both Christianity and Islam and presents it in a way that is very accessible to non-specialist readers.