Nelsons Illustrated Guide to Religions

10 08 2009

NELSONSWorld religions are a subject I have not spent much time studying. The western world today is hot bed for different religions and belief systems. Coming in at over 800 pages  Nelsons guide can tire out even the most experienced reader. What I really liked about this book was that it gave a host of pictures for each religion or sect. That meant I could tie it to something visual and remember his comments a little better. Of course the book  is written from an evangelical Christian perspective, so those looking for an unbiased take on the religions should look elsewhere – (perhaps in a bottomless pit on the side of pluto). That aside I think the section was the most helpful was the section on Christianity and the different denominations within protestant Christianity that helped me the most. Although I knew a bit about Anabaptists, Presbyterians, Lutherans etc I did not know a lot.

If you know someone who has recently come to faith in Christ and has a background in a different religion then this book will help you understand some of where they are coming from. It will also give you a basic understanding of the difference between Christianity and the different religions. My advice is to use it as a reference book and use it to gain a basic understanding of the religions you encounter on the street.




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