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An illustrated introduction to comparative religion, discussing Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism.
Posted October 17, 2011
"One World, Many Religions: The Way We Worship"
-Mary Pope Osborne
Written in an easy to read format, Osborne enlightens the reader on six of the world's religions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. She hits on topics such as the history of the religion, the beliefs, and the practices and rituals. Not only does she give a brief summary of each but she goes on to explain how each impacts our world's characteristics. This can be seen through her use of pointing out the way it affects the ways in which we educate our youth and where those beliefs derived from, the music that it has brought to our lives, and the art that we experience throughout the world. No matter how you look at the world, you cannot view it without seeing something that belongs to a certain religion. Look at the architecture, traditions, rituals, songs, and stories that are seen all around, and you can relate them to religions all over. It was so interesting to see this through the color photos that highlight some of these features.
This book is definitely something that all parents and teacher should share with their children. It is so important in a religiously rich world that children are aware of the other religions that surround them on a daily basis and the beliefs, history, and practices that make our world so colorful. On a 4th to 6th grade level, the photos, maps, timelines, and reference materials help the students to grasp the concepts that help build their understanding and tolerance to different religions.
Posted October 17, 2011
Religion is something that has been around for thousands of years. A basic understanding of each religion, however, has not. One World, Many Religions is a children's book that describes seven of the world's most practiced religions. Mary Pope Osborne does an excellent job describing the theology and practices of each religion and choosing photographs that represent different worship styles. This book is completely unbiased, and I recommend for it to be in everyone's library.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.