Friday, November 30, 2012
Understanding World Religions in 15 Minutes a Day by Garry R. Morgan
This book is a great reference to hold a place on our bookshelf! How many times do you hear about someone or a people group who holds to a certain religion and you think to yourself, "Now, what do they believe? What sets them apart?" This little book will give you a quick concise overview of many of the world's religions, including some of the origins of some religions and their historical context. It really does seem quite comprehensive for how short it is. I'm not reviewing this book in terms of accuracy in describing the different religions, I'm not familiar enough with them for that, but as far as the readability and ease of use, this book is very good.
I did appreciate the reminder in the beginning matter which tells readers, "Followers of different faiths sometimes use the same words but intend very different meanings, which can lead to confusion." and, "We need to 1.find out what people actually believe and 2.not assume words mean the same thing in every context."
I would recommend this book. It's a great resource for homeschooling as well as daily life! Easy to read concise word pictures of many of the different religions in the world.
I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review.
Posted by Sheila at 7:29 PM