Brandon Toropov (also known as Brandon Yusuf Toropov) is an American writer. He is the author of several religious guides, including Beyond Mere Christianity, Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Koran and the The Complete Idiot’s Guide to World Religions. He is a convert to Islam.
Toropov, based in Boston, Massachusetts, began writing when he was Christian. His earlier works included “The Everything Christmas Book: Stories, Songs, Food, Traditions, Revelry, and More” and “Last Minute Interview Tips” (Part of the “Last Minute” series), both of which receive regular updates.
After converting to Islam on March 20, 2003, Toropov began writing books on Islam for non-Muslims and converts to Islam like himself. These books include the “Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Koran” and the influential “Beyond Mere Christianity”, which was written as a rebuttal to C.S Lewis’ Mere Christianity. It uses the Christian Bible to show the evidence of Islam and Muslim beliefs within it. It also discusses the status of Jesus in those verses that are regarded as the oldest.