Encyclopedia of World Religions (Usborne)

Encyclopedia of World Religions (Usborne)

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ISBN: 9780794527532
Grades: 5-AD

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Have you ever heard of Zoroastrianism? It is fascinating how many different religious beliefs, (such as Zoroastrianism), reflect Biblical truths. This book is FULL of color and very well laid out, showing beautiful pictures of members of the various religions and religious artifacts. Maps here and there identify in what part of the world the religion is practiced. As it shares about a particular religion, this book often relates a story, parable or saying from that religion. For example, when explaining some of the beliefs of the Pacific Islanders, a Maori saying is quoted: "Feed a man with fish, he will live from day to day. Teach him how to fish, he will live forever." As well as doing a detailed analysis of the main religions and touching on many minor ones throughout the world, this book tries to answer the question "What is religion?" at the beginning and also makes commentaries about religion in society at the end. While stating that they are not trying to promote any particular belief or viewpoint, there is a natural tendency, and I would suggest that theirs is not Christian. This comes through, for example, in the use of BCE and CE in preference to BC and AD and independent references to things over 6,000 years old. A treatment like this of world religions by a non-Christian does smack a wee bit of the scenario between Satan and Eve in the Garden of Eden, "Here are your options: now choose one." While the book does often hit the nail on the head with its descriptions_1 of the different religions, it sometimes misses the boat in its broad sweeping definitions (for example saying that some religions wear headcoverings as a sign of modesty and equality and not mentioning submission). Needless to say you and your students will need to use discernment and turn to Scripture as to whether something is true or not. Some very nice features of this book are the time line and index, and every page directs you to a website to surf for further information. 127 pgs, pb. - Genevieve

Primary Subject
Bible
Grade Start
5
Grade End
AD
ISBN
9780794527532
Format
Hardcover
Brand Name
EDC / Usborne
Weight
1.45 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.25" x 8.75" x 0.25"
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Looks like a really good resource for teaching my 4th and 6th graders about world religions, colorful, and more interesting than a workbook.
Christine H on Aug 31, 2020
I'd like to introduce my kids to different religions.
Rachel V on Aug 14, 2020
Looks like a really good resource for teaching my 4th and 6th graders about world religions, colorful, and more interesting than a workbook.
Christine H on Aug 31, 2020
Homeschooling
Melissa F on Aug 31, 2020
I'd like to introduce my kids to different religions.
Rachel V on Aug 14, 2020
We want to be able to compare and contrast Christianity to other religions of the world.
Rachael K on Aug 1, 2018
I was looking for a cultures study for my child and this will fit the bill!
User on Dec 31, 2016
Love Usborne Encyclopedia for kids. Easy for them to read concrete facts and beautiful pictures.
Jamarys H on Jan 2, 2016
I want my children to have a basic understanding of all the world's religions.
Catharina C on Nov 11, 2015
Homeschooling
Melissa F on Aug 31, 2020
We want to be able to compare and contrast Christianity to other religions of the world.
Rachael K on Aug 1, 2018
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Rated 5 out of 5
So helpful for teaching respect for all religions.
September 19, 2020
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