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Faith: Five Religions and What They Share

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This kid-friendly exploration of faith provides a superb overview of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism. Young readers will learn about different aspects of each religion, including historical origins and beliefs, holy texts, religious clothing and places of worship. They will also find out about the values, customs and symbols all five religions share, su ...more
Hardcover, 36 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Kids Can Press
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Alex Gagliano
Jul 26, 2016 Alex Gagliano rated it really liked it
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This multicultural book shares five religions and what they share. The religions included in this book are Hinduism, judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, and Islam. This information text shows all different nonfiction text features that allows students to explore the similarities between these five religions. It gives information about each culture and pictures that show shared symbols, holidays, and more. This book would not have to be read all at once, but could be read in parts. There is also a g ...more
The purpose of this book is to take a basic look at Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism to see what they all share, to find common threads as a basis for understanding, tolerance, and promoting peace. It begins with a general definition of faith, then looks at the basic tenets and origins of each of the five religions. It does acknowledge that there are many more religions and belief systems in the world, but these are the five major ones. After the overview, a closer look is ta ...more
Meghan Newton
Apr 08, 2013 Meghan Newton rated it liked it
This book was about five different religions and that even though they may have different beliefs and practices they are also similar in a lot of ways. The five religions that were talked about in the book were Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism. It started off by describing what faith is, describing it as what is in our minds and hearts and it helps us feel peaceful as well as secure. Then going on to explain the background of each different religion and the dates when it evolv ...more
Nov 11, 2012 Brenda rated it really liked it
Faith - Five Religions and What They Share by Dr. Richard Steckel and Michele Steckel does exactly what the title says. Illustrated with current photographs, it shares information about Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Hinduism. With so much unrest in the world centered around belief and doctrine it is important for us to understand how closely related our beliefs, the origins of our faiths and underlying tenets of these religions are. Certainly each is different - but just a certainly ...more
Sep 02, 2012 Barbara rated it really liked it
As different as each of us may be and as different as the ways we worship may seem, there are commonalities. This book, filled with engaging, kid-friendly photographs and text, shows the commonalities among five religions: Buddism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism. Even adult readers can learn something from reading this brief text.
Alice Gold
Mar 07, 2013 Alice Gold rated it really liked it
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I would highly recommend this book to a young person who just wants the basic tenets of Budhism, Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, and Judaism. This was factual with great and interesting photos. It talks of the similarities of the religions and one thing I found fascinating is the time or origin of each.
Edward Sullivan
Apr 19, 2012 Edward Sullivan rated it really liked it
A simple, elementary introduction to Buddhiusm, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism exploring such elements as scared texts, symbols, places of worship, prayer, and rituals. An appealing and informative presentation.
Five major world religions (Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, and Christianity) are fairly represented in this introductory text, which is organized to highlight similarities instead of differences.
Jun 19, 2012 Rachel rated it really liked it
Comparing the five major religions and what they share. Photographs are multicultural and interesting (although they could have used captions to tell us what they were)
Apr 13, 2012 Lupine rated it really liked it
An overview of the 5 major faiths, Christanity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism and Hinduism and their commonalities. Nicely done.
Mary Lee
Mar 18, 2012 Mary Lee rated it really liked it
A good overview of the commonalities that Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism share.
Corianna an individual interpretation...each should be admired--respected :)
Jan 11, 2013 Kathy rated it liked it
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Nice kid-friendly history of 5 major religions and their similarities.
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