But Don't All Religions Lead to God?: Navigating the Multi-Faith Mazeby Michael Green
Pub. Date: 10/01/2002
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
We've all heard the rationale: "It doesn't matter what you believe as long as you're sincere." Or "All religions are pretty much the same." But are they the same? Does it matter which one you follow? In this insightful and compelling book, Michael Green invites readers into a relationship with Jesus Christ, the divine revelation and only
We've all heard the rationale: "It doesn't matter what you believe as long as you're sincere." Or "All religions are pretty much the same." But are they the same? Does it matter which one you follow? In this insightful and compelling book, Michael Green invites readers into a relationship with Jesus Christ, the divine revelation and only pathway to the one true God.
In a conversational style geared toward nonbelievers, Green compares Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, and other religions to help spiritual seekers navigate the multi-faith maze. "But Don't All Religions Lead to God?" is an ideal reference and evangelism tool for churches and individual Christians as well. It offers scriptural references, looks at how divergent religious traditions view salvation and eternity, and answers difficult questions such as "What about people who have never heard of Jesus?" and "How should Christians regard other religions?"
In the midst of our pluralistic and tolerant culture, here is an important and convincing argument for faith in Jesus-the only great teacher whose death and resurrection provided grace, forgiveness, and an eternity in the presence of God.
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I thought this was a good book to get one started on how to answer that all to often heard statement that everyone's god is the same no mater what one believes about God. Ask Aaron and the Isralites. Hard to put down!
Michael Green's book is a great primer for those who seek the answer 'Don't All Religions Lead to God?' Green's answer is NO! All religions are not equal in this standard. He explains such things as Buddism's theology of 'nirvana' which is actually being at one with the world until one does not exist, they become one with the fabric of life itself. It does not seek to bring one closer to God. Green does not judge other religions, but sets forth a case for Christianity. At no point does Green cast aspersions on Buddism, Islam or the many, many other faiths practiced throughout the world. And, while Green's book is a good start giving practical insights, it is not an exhaustive study of the subject. The book does what it sets out to do, but I was left wanting more. For this I only gave the book four stars. It's a good primer, though.
As the other reviewer said, Green does make a case for Christianity but not before making it clear that all other people who are not Christian are going to burn in hell. I found this repulsive. Maybe it's me, but I find it horrendous to assume that Christianity is the only correct religion and all other religions have been somehow swayed by the devil. So, only read this if you prescribe to these ideas. If you don't, prepare to throw the book across the room just as I did.