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    James A. Beverley(Author)

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Religions A to Z® is a complete, easy-to-use handbook of the origins, basic beliefs, and defining features of the world's religions, cults, and sects. Written with the Christian in mind, these profiles provide the reader with the fundamentals of today's religions and how they compare to Christianity.

This will help all Christians-from the new believer to the seasoned pastor-better understand the religions, cults, and sects around them.

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  • PDF | 304 pages
  • James A. Beverley(Author)
  • Thomas Nelson (November 15, 2005)
  • English
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  • By Customer on March 13, 2008

    The idea for the book is great. A quick skim through in the book store had me thinking this was the book I was looking for. When you actually start to read the various entries you will quickly see this is not an objective book. There are a number of entries where the author passes judgement on a religions he disagrees with and condemns it's followers. This is not a guide to religion, it is a fundamentalist review and rating. The author is an obvious evangelical christian with a axe to grind. It's very sad. I bought this book to assist me during some international travel and it is now in the trash can in my hotel. Unless you are an evangelical christian looking for a guide on how to judge and attack people of different beliefs, this book is not for you.an example from the book - "members of this faith should reexamine their beliefs and have the courage to return to the Christian faith as described in the new testament"

  • By Gerald A. Sinclair on July 11, 2007

    I was very disappointed in this book. It is not a truly objective, scholarly work, in my opinion. The author's evangelical Christian viewpoint is evident in many of the reviews, which he readily admits to in the preface. So if that level of bias is acceptable to you, then okay, but I was expecting, from my reading of the reviews, a more objective unbiased book actually objectively discussing 100 religions from a neutral position. BE FOREWARNED!

  • By John P. Juedes on November 15, 2013

    Covers a very wide range of kinds of religious groups. Each group is covered in only 2 or 4 pages, so the information is very brief and concise, offering just thumbnail sketches. However, links are listed which could lead readers to more information. Works at including up-to-date information.

  • By Dan on November 13, 2016

    Great overviews and summaries. Much of the information was about religions I'd never heard about. I especially like the provided links for additional personal investigation - in particular the topics of Scientology, Mormons, and Jehovah's Witnesses. I keep this book close for ready reference and don't bother to put it in the bookshelf

  • By Fine on October 2, 2006

    This is exactly the book I was searching for. I wanted a book that would give me the basic belief systems of different religons. And this book has them all and then some! You didn't have to wade through page after page after page just trying to get to the bottom line. Each entry was a couple of pages long, and gave me just enough information that I can now do educated searches of those that I found interesting. Many of the religons that were in this book I had NEVER heard of, which just made it a page turner from front to back.

  • By LifetimeRoad on December 30, 2006

    I really enjoyed the book and learned alot about different religions but the author is very subjective. He seems sympathetic to certain very unorthodox religions and at times has a "judge not" attitude toward those that would differ with his opinions.Over all the book is very good!

  • By Mr. Michael L. Cardwell on March 30, 2007

    Definitely good for quick reference, though a bit too short in most sections. The one statistic I thought was missing was the estimated number of followers of each religion; would have really helped to put in perspective some of the more fringe practices.


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