Christianity

Christianity

by Hazel Mary Martell
     
 

Christianity is a religion based on the teachings of Jesus, who was born over 2,000 years ago in Israel. His followers believed he was the son of God and they called him the Messiah or Christ. After Jesus died, his followers set out on missionary journeys, spreading his teachings to others. Today there are Christians in all parts of the world.  See more details below

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Christianity is a religion based on the teachings of Jesus, who was born over 2,000 years ago in Israel. His followers believed he was the son of God and they called him the Messiah or Christ. After Jesus died, his followers set out on missionary journeys, spreading his teachings to others. Today there are Christians in all parts of the world.

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Children's Literature
When a topic as intricate and complex as Christianity is summarized in just 43 pages the result is oversimplified and not very enlightening. The chronological growth of Christianity from the birth of Jesus to present day is supplemented with information about the Bible, monastic life and the role of women. Entries are brief and shallow and often raise more questions than they answer. All of the basic tenets of the faith are outlined, although the information is often cursory, not more than a sentence or two. The two-page spread about the seven sacraments may reflect Anglican/Episcopalian beliefs but contains some errors in the Roman Catholic tradition. Illustrations are plentiful and the uncluttered layout invites browsing. This slim volume in the "World of Beliefs" series could easily be replaced by a solid encyclopedia entry. 2002, Peter Bedrick Books, $16.95. Ages 10 to 14. Reviewer:Beverley Fahey
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-7-These series titles present double-page topic treatments on the history of the religion and its adherents, as well as the beliefs and practices of the faithful. Each one includes numerous color drawings, photos, maps, and reproductions with detailed captions or text boxes against light backgrounds. Unfortunately, the texts are simplistic and may confuse readers. For example, in Christianity, the discussion of the Reformation and the Protestant persecutions is cursory; the spread on the seven sacraments (of which only two are accepted by all branches of the faith) also includes "The Ten Commandments" and "Service to others"; and the only leaders pictured in the section on the modern church are Pope John Paul II, Mother Teresa, and the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. While the information on daily Jewish life and rituals is well presented, readers will find the treatment of some of the more complex topics and periods of Judaism (the Diaspora, the Holocaust, and early Jewish history) too brief and possibly unclear. Purchase only where supplemental material is needed.-Elizabeth M. Reardon, McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781597641593
Publisher:
New Line Books
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Series:
World of Beliefs Series
Pages:
46
Product dimensions:
8.62(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.33(d)

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