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The Story of Religion

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #7 in Education Books


Pros: Does not assume one religion is truer than any other

Cons: Some parents may not appreciate that their religion is not set apart as true

This basic introduction to the major religions of the world begins by explaining religion in fairly vague terms: "a whole set of ideas and beliefs that are so important they often control the way people behave and act."  The book does not assume any of these ideas and stories about the world are true (or untrue), which may or may not be what one is looking for in a book about religions.  The coverage of each religion is a bit haphazard, and there are no chapters to break up the information.  But it is an interesting read in general, and there is a general emphasis on what all the religions discussed have in common.  The conclusion specifically mentions people who believe that their ways and ideas are the only right ones in a negative context.  


This is a great way to introduce where religion comes from, but it may not appeal to those who are especially religious.  It is also a good way to open a discussion about tolerance and peace.  

The Story of Religion

For the five billion people who inhabit the earth, religion is an important part of culture and identity. From the Buddhists of China to the Muslims of the Middle East, people of different origins, languages, and customs have also embraced varied ways of worship. Through detailed illustrations and descriptions, Betsy and Giulio Maestro take a historical look at religious--and show that faiths around the world are as diverse as the people who practice them.

AuthorBetsy Maestro
Dewey Decimal Number291
List Price$5.95
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages48
Product GroupBook
Product Type NameABIS_BOOK
Publication Date1999-09-28
TitleThe Story of Religion
Release Date1999-09-28
CreatorGiulio Maestro
Reading LevelAges 4-8
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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