This week is book week at Transitional-Woman. After last week's craziness (working on taxes and wedding prep - ongoing - for my daughter's upcoming nuptials), I thought I would dwell in the safe and sane world of books for a while. Some interesting books have come my way and I can't wait to share them with you this week. Let's start with world religions.
Is it possible to learn about all the world's major religions (and then some) in 15 minutes a day? Author Garry R. Morgan thinks so, and makes the attempt in his book Understanding World Religions in 15 Minutes a Day.
When so much world news focuses on civil wars and political upheaval - and a lot of that actually based on religious beliefs and traditions - we can be better informed global citizens by having at least a working knowledge of the prevalent religions of the world.
Morgan covers over two dozen religions in a concise, yet thorough format. He discusses how each group began, what its core beliefs are, and how it functions in the 21st century. Judaism, Islam and Christianity are granted more than one chapter each since they comprise the largest belief systems.
Understanding World Religions is not only a quick, informative read, it is also a helpful reference tool. Morgan provides a balanced, factual guide on religions for those of us who don't have the time for extensive research but want to be informed about the beliefs of our global neighbors. I give this book two thumbs up.
Understanding World Religions in 15 Minutes a Day by Garry R. Morgan
Bethany House Publishers, 2012
Nonfiction, 173 pages
Bethany House Publishers provided a free copy for review. The opinions stated are my own.