5/29/2009

Illustrated Guide to Religions (Review)

Nelson's Illustrated Guide to Religions
A Comprehensive Introduction to the Religions of the World
James A. Beverly
2009
Thomas Nelson Publishing
Reviewed by Cindy Loven

Have you ever wondered what other religions believe?? What do Scientologists really believe, how about Mormons? The list could go on and on. As a Christian I have often wondered about the beliefs of other religions, what do they believe, how are their beliefs different from Christianity. This book has it all laid out in one book.
An extensive study of religions all compiled in one very large book, a wonderful tool for any student's library. Arranged alphabetically the religions of the world are presented to us, each section describes in detail what that religion believes, it gives a time line for important dates in that religion and it also compares that religion to Christianity and shows the differences. The information is often laid out in table format, so it is easy to read and to compare religions. A very extensive book, it is divided into nineteen chapters, with complete and detailed descriptions. The end of the book, has tables and appendices that give information about family traditions in religion, Taoism, and also brainwashing.
I truly feel that any questions a person would have about any religion or beliefs is addressed in this book.
Dr. James A. Beverly, the author is the Professor of Christian Thoughts and Ethics at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto Canada and the Associate Director at the Institute for the Study of American Religion in Santa Barbara California, has brought us this Illustrated Guide to Religions. For over 30 years he has specialized in the study of new and world religions, and is the author of many books. 850 pages $39.99 US

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