Egypt Partnership Network
A brief bibliography of reading suggestions
Compiled by Stan Skreslet

I. Presbyterian Church of Egypt (Synod of the Nile)

  • Estafanos, Samy.  “Defying the Pharaohs: Contemporary Educational Challenges for the Evangelical Church in Egypt,”
    Christian Education Journal 10 (3rd series, suppl; 2013): 162-173
  • Sharkey, Heather J.  “American Mission, Egyptian Church: The Making of a Coptic Evangelical Presbyterian Community,”
    Journal of Presbyterian History 84 (2006): 170-180
  • Virtue, David.  A Vision of Hope: The Story of Samuel Habib (1996)
  • Wissa, Hanna F.  Assiout: The Saga of an Egyptian Family (rev. ed., 2000)
  • Zaki, Emil.  Al-kanisa al-injiliyya al-mashikhiyya bi-misr: mi’at wa khamsun sana (2005)

II. Christianity in Egypt

  • Griffith, Sidney H.  The Bible in Arabic: The Scriptures of the “People of the Book” in the Language of Islam (2013)
  • Griffith, Sidney H.  The Church in the Shadow of the Mosque: Christian and Muslims in the World of Islam (2008)
  • Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck and Joshua Donovan.  “Good Copt, Bad Copt: Competing Narratives on Coptic Identity in Egypt and the United States,”
    Studies in World Christianity 19 (2013): 208-232
  • Henderson, Randall P.  “Egyptian Coptic Christians: The Conflict between Identity and Equality,” Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations 16 (2005): 155-166
  • Makari, Peter E.  Conflict and Cooperation: Christian-Muslim Relations in Contemporary Egypt (2007)
  • Scott, Rachel M.  The Challenge of Political Islam: Non-Muslims and the Egyptian State (2010)
  • Zeidan, David.  “The Copts – Equal, Protected, or Persecuted?  The Impact of Islamization on Muslim-Christian Relations in Modern Egypt,” Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations 10 (1999): 53-67

III. Presbyterian mission in Egypt

  • Lorimer, Jack.  The Presbyterian Experience in Egypt, 1950-2000 (2007)
  • Sharkey, Heather J.  American Evangelicals in Egypt: Missionary Encounters in an Age of Empire (2008)
  • Sharkey, Heather J.  “Arabic Antimissionary Treatises: Muslim Responses to Christian Evangelism in the Modern Middle East,” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 28 (2004): 98-104
  • Sharkey, Heather J.  “Muslim Apostasy, Christian Conversion and Religious Freedom in Egypt: A Study of American Missionaries, Western Imperialism, and Human Rights Agendas,” in Rosalind Hackett, ed., Proselytization Revisited: Rights Talk, Free Markets, and Culture Wars (2008)
  • Skreslet, Stanley H.  “American Presbyterians and the Middle East,” in Scott Sunquist and Caroline Beckers, eds., A History of Presbyterian Missions, 1944-2007 (2008)