What Do You Believe?

What Do You Believe?

by DK Publishing
     
 

What do you believe? Do you know why you believe what you do?

What Do You Believe? introduces readers to the many religions of the world and its equally numerous philosophies, from global religions such as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism, to lesser-known faiths, and from ancient philosophers such as Socrates, Aristotle, and Plato, to modern

Overview

What do you believe? Do you know why you believe what you do?

What Do You Believe? introduces readers to the many religions of the world and its equally numerous philosophies, from global religions such as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism, to lesser-known faiths, and from ancient philosophers such as Socrates, Aristotle, and Plato, to modern thinkers such as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Kant, and Sartre.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Opening with a chronological time line that dates back to 15,000 B.C.E., this extensive guidebook covers the beliefs and history of the world's major religions. Focusing in particular on Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Sikhism, the book also explores atheism and agnosticism, indigenous belief systems, East Asian religions, philosophy, and morality. This book doesn't (and can't) have all the answers (spreads address such questions as "What Is God?" and "Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?"), but it has a lot of them, and the graphically bold format—which mixes photographs, cartoons, and sidebars—will keep kids' attention, whether they are seeking truth, knowledge, or more to ponder. Ages 7–up. (Apr.)
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"The graphically bold format — which mixes photographs, cartoons, and sidebars — will keep kids' attention, whether they are seeking truth, knowledge, or more to ponder." – Publishers Weekly

"As an introduction to myriad ways people around the world choose to live and think, it's worthy reading material for any age." – Tribune Newspapers

"This slim book goes beyond the standard comparative religion format to address questions of philosophy and belief that readers, both those with and without religious identification, will find thought-provoking." – School Library Journal

School Library Journal
Gr 4–7—The "new DK" style used here is still heavily illustrated, with many small bursts of text and great visual appeal, but with far less white space than the "Eyewitness" series, and it incorporates lots of silhouettes and speech bubbles. All major religions are covered in two-page chapters. Entries on Native and East Asian religions provide too little information due to the constrictions of the layout. Most interesting are the spreads that synthesize information on topics like "What's the point of prayer?" "Why do you wear that?" and "What is God?" Although the material is typically brief, this slim book goes beyond the standard comparative religion format to address questions of philosophy and belief that readers, both those with and without religious identification, will find thought-provoking, such as "How do people make moral decisions?" A good complement to Laura Buller's A Faith Like Mine (DK, 2005)—Rebecca Donnelly, Loma Colorado Public Library, Rio Rancho, NM

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756672287
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
03/21/2011
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
549,717
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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