Book Review: Understanding World Religions in 15 Minutes a Day
Author: Garry R. Morgan
Publisher: Bethany House ISBN: 9780764210037
This is the second in what is now a series of three books of “Understanding in 15 Minutes a Day…” from Bethany House Publishers. I think this is a great series and very helpful in providing a basic, easy-to-understand overview of various topics concerning religion and theology.
Understanding World Religions is very easy to read with the various religions covered in concise chapters, each of which really do take less than 15 minutes to read respectively. While there are forty chapters in the book, not every one is devoted to a unique religion. For instance, the religion of Islam and its variations thereof are covered over the course of six chapters. Other religions require several chapters as well to explain some of the specific derivations within the particular belief.
I found the book particularly helpful in dispelling stereotypes and providing basic facts that could provide a starting point for accurate representation and conversation of religions other than my own. I think the book would make a great group study suitable for teens and adults.
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