|Nelson’s Illustrated Guide to Religions
by James A. Beverly
Nelson’s Illustrated Guide to Religions is a comprehensive book explaining the basic principles of 19 major religions of the world. Each of the chapters is devoted to a different religion and contains pertinent information such as the basic tenets of the religion, its founder, and its major leaders throughout its history. The distinguishing features of the branches of the various religions are also explained. The text includes many color illustrations as well as informative charts and tables.
I was very excited when I ordered this selection as a Thomas Nelson blog reviewer, and I have not been disappointed by my choice. James Beverly has done an excellent job of summarizing each religion. I greatly appreciate that he did not attempt to write an “unbiased” religion book. He is unapologetically Christian, and as such presents the religions from a Christian perspective. The book includes not only facts about each of the religions, but also what the Christian response to those religions should be. I especially appreciate the chapter on Protestantism because of the analysis of the differences between the various denominations of the Protestant faith.
Though the book will serve as a great reference book, I also found it very interesting and readable. In fact, I plan to have my 6th grader read sections of it as we study various religions in our history curriculum next year. I highly recommend this book for the Christian home.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in order to write this review. All opinions expressed are my own. I was not compensated for this post. This post contains an affiliate link.