Nelson’s Illustrated Guide to Religions
By James A. Beverley
A Comprehensive Introduction to the Religions of the World
“Professor Beverley is on of the major Christian leaders in the study and analysis of new and world religions. His Nelson’s Illustrated Guide to Religions is an important addition to my library.” – Gary R. Habermas
Distinguished Research Professor, Liberty University
First and foremost, I believe you should know that this a very large book. In fact, it’s 850 pages in length. It may seem overwhelming but it’s content is organized extremely well, which makes it an easy read.
James A. Beverley, the author of this book, took on three decades of detailed work in order to create this wonderful resource. This book should be in the hands of every man and woman willing to learn about the other religions around them. I found this book a wonderful resource with it’s extremely detailed maps, charts, time lines, full colored illustrations, photos, and very helpful index. This volume features all main religions as well other branches and within Christianity.
I like that this book is written in a compassionate way as to teach us to respect others in what they believe, in a caring and loving matter as would Christ. I believe as Christians, we should know what we believe as questions of our own faith will arise from others around us.
This book is a well written comprehensive guide and I will hands down recommend it to anyone hankering to learn more about the beliefs regarding all the religions around them.
This review was written by Erin Lowmaster. I am a member of Thomas Nelson’s Book Review Blogger program. You can read my review there and at Christianbook.com and Amazon.