You cannot simply read the Qur’an, not if you take it seriously. You either have surrendered to it already or you fight it. It attacks tenaciously, directly, personally; it debates, criticizes, shames, and challenges. From the outset it draws the lines of battle, and I was on the other side.
I was at a severe disadvantage, for it became clear that the Author knew me better than I knew myself.Struggling to Surrender by Dr. Jeffrey Lang (page 9)