CHAWKAT MOUCARRY was born and grew up in a Catholic home in Aleppo, Syria. He has an MA in Christian theology and a PhD in Islamics from Sorbonne University, Paris. He served for twelve years in France with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students. In the UK, he taught Islamic and Middle-Eastern studies for twelve years at All Nations Christian College, Ware, England, and for over a decade he worked for World Vision International as director of interfaith relations. He is the author of several books including Faith to Faith: Islam and Christianity in Dialogue (IVP, 2001) and The Search for Forgiveness: Pardon and Punishment in Islam and Christianity (IVP, 2004).