Nakhati Jon serves and teaches in the Middle East, Central Asia, and North America among Persians. He loves to analyze and evaluate the differences between Christianity and Islam while dipping into Persian and Christian history at times.
The series Exploring Marriage in an Islamic Context will come off the press shortly. This series on marriage will discover contrasting foundational concepts from the Bible and the Quran. Today misunderstanding occurs between biblical covenant marriage and Islamic contract marriage, so these books will meet a timely need for those touched by an Islamic community.
Nakhati Jon also earned a master’s and doctoral degree in Educational Ministry from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is the author of Survey of Shia Marriage in Iran, Searching Below the Surface, and numerous books in the Tajik language.
Nakhati Jon comes from II Corinthians 2:15, “For we are a sweet aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.” (Net Bible). “Sweet aroma” in the Tajik language is nakhati jon. The minister and educator of the gospel should be a pleasing or dear (jon) presence to those they desire to teach. Attractiveness is the gospel’s aroma, and Nakhati Jon writes to be a sweet aroma apologetically to those in an Islamic setting.
In light of his experience, he also writes about Persian history and influence when the urge comes his way. In addition, he enjoys visiting historical sites and museums to discover crosses that the location often overlooks.