Best Comparative Religion Books
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1. Surviving Religion 101
Author: by Michael Kruger
Crossway (April 6, 2021)
Writing in the form of a letter to his college-age daughter, Michael Kruger’s Surviving Religion 101 takes a topical approach to examining some of the toughest questions Christian students encounter at secular universities.
2. Tales Of Norse Mythology
Author: by Helen A. Gruber
Scandinavians of the Viking Age explored the mysteries of life through their sagas. Folklorist Helen Adeline Guerber brings to life the gods and goddesses, giants and dwarves, and warriors and monsters of these stories in Tales of Norse Mythology. Ranging from the comic to the tragic, these legends tell of passion, love, friendship, pride, courage, strength, loyalty, and betrayal.
3. Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels
Author: by J. Warner Wallace
David C Cook
Written by an L.A.County homicide detective and former atheist, Cold-Case Christianity examines the claims of the New Testament using the skills and strategies of a hard-to-convince criminal investigator. Christianity could be defined as a cold case: it makes a claim about an event from the distant past for which there is little forensic evidence.
In Cold-Case Christianity, J. Warner Wallace uses his nationally recognized skills as a homicide detective to look at the evidence and eyewitnesses behind Christian beliefs. Including gripping stories from his career and the visual techniques he developed in the courtroom, Wallace uses illustration to examine the powerful evidence that validates the claims of Christianity.
A unique apologetic that speaks to readers’ intense interest in detective stories, Cold-Case Christianity inspires readers to have confidence in Christ as it prepares them to articulate the case for Christianity.
4. Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft (Llewellyn's Practical Magick)
Author: by Raymond Buckland
Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft has influenced and guided countless students, coven initiates, and solitaries around the world. One of modern Wicca’s most recommended books, this comprehensive text features a step-by-step course in Witchcraft, with photographs and illustrations, rituals, beliefs, history, and lore, as well as instruction in spellwork, divination, herbalism, healing, channeling, dreamwork, sabbats, esbats, covens, and solitary practice.
The workbook format includes exam questions at the end of each lesson, so you can build a permanent record of your spiritual and magical training. This complete self-study course in modern Wicca is a treasured classican essential and trusted guide that belongs in every Witch’s library.
Praise:”A masterwork by one of the great Elders of the Craft. Raymond Buckland has presented a treasure trove of Wiccan lore. It is a legacy that will provide magic, beauty, and wisdom to future generations of those who seek the ancient paths of the Old Religion.”Ed Fitch, author of Magical Rites from the Crystal Well “I read Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft with much pleasure.
5. Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity
Author: by Nabeel Qureshi
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 2015 Christian Book Award winner Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity in this expanded edition with new bonus content and reflections. “My friend Nabeel Qureshi was courageous enough to chase down the truth with intellectual integrity, no matter the personal cost,” -Lee Strobel, bestselling author of The Case for Christ.
Providing an intimate view into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi struggled with an inner turmoil that will challenge Christians, Muslims, and all those who are interested in two of the world’s greatest religions and the quest for truth.
Qureshi-with great courage and intimacy-wrote this book with three major purposes in mind:To tear down walls between two of the world’s major religions by giving non-Muslim readers an insider’s perspective into a Muslim’s heart and mind. To equip the reader with facts and knowledge, showing the strength of the case for the gospel contrasted with the case for Islam.
6. Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner
Author: by Scott Cunningham
Cunningham’s classic introduction to Wicca is about how to live life magically, spiritually, and wholly attuned with nature. It is a book of sense and common sense, not only about magick, but about religion and one of the most critical issues of today: how to achieve the much needed and wholesome relationship with our Earth.
Cunningham presents Wicca as it is today: a gentle, Earth-oriented religion dedicated to the Goddess and God. Wicca also includes Scott Cunningham’s own Book of Shadows and updated appendices of periodicals and occult suppliers.
7. The World's Religions (Plus)
Author: by Huston Smith
The World’s Religions, by beloved author and pioneering professor Huston Smith (Tales of Wonder), is the definitive classic for introducing the essential elements and teachings of the world’s predominant faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, as well as regional native traditions.
This revised and updated edition provides sympathetic descriptions of the various traditions, explaining how they work from the inside, which is a big reason why this cherished classic has sold more than two million copies since it first appeared in 1958.
8. Wicca Spellbook Starter Kit: A Book of Candle, Crystal, and Herbal Spells (Wicca Starter Kit Series)
Author: by Lisa Chamberlain
Everything You Need to Know to Start Working Magic with Candles, Crystals and HerbsAre you looking for some inspiration to take your magical practice to the next level? The Wicca Spellbook Starter Kit from best-selling author Lisa Chamberlain offers three collections of spellwork focused on the powerful energies of candles, colors, crystals, mineral stones, and magical herbs.
Together, these books form a comprehensive grimoire of accessible, practical magic to help you further your own unique practice. Each Book of Shadows in this set expands on a form of magic covered in Lisa’s three beginner guides, Candle Magic, Crystal Magic, and Herbal Magic.
They can be used as companions to these guides, but they also stand on their own. The 160 magical workings within are designed for beginners and more advanced practitioners alike. Book of Candle SpellsBook of Candle Spells focuses on working with the Element of Fire, and the potent vibrational frequencies of the visible light spectrum.
9. Reflections on the Existence of God: A Series of Essays
Author: by Richard E. Simmons III
“Richard Simmons’ book is the fruit of many years of thoughtful reading about the relationship of theology to the issues of modern life. He brings the biblical doctrine of God into conversation with the most basic questions about meaning and morality, science and human reason.
Chapter after chapter offer helpful insights.” – Tim Keller, Redeemer City to City This book is a series of short essays seeking to answer life’s most enduring question: Does God exist? I have attempted to craft a book that is well researched but also easy to read and understand.
Each essay can be read in less than 10 minutes. In the end it is important to know whether God exists or He does not exist. There is no third option. Which of these beliefs is true and which one is not?Richard E.Simmons III
10. The Essential Rumi, New Expanded Edition
Author: by Jalal al-Din Rumi
This revised and expanded edition of The Essential Rumi includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks and more than 80 never-before-published poems. Through his lyrical translations, Coleman Barks has been instrumental in bringing this exquisite literature to a remarkably wide range of readers, making the ecstatic, spiritual poetry of thirteenth-century Sufi Mystic Rumi more popular than ever.
The Essential Rumi continues to be the bestselling of all Rumi books, and the definitive selection of his beautiful, mystical poetry.
11. Passport to Heaven: The True Story of a Zealous Mormon Missionary Who Discovers the Jesus He Never Knew
Author: by Micah Wilder
You have a call, Elder Wilder. When missionary Micah Wilder set his sights on bringing a Baptist congregation into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he had no idea that he was the one about to be changed.
Yet when he finally came to know the God of the Bible, Micah had no choice but to surrender himselfno matter the consequences. For a passionate young Mormon who had grown up in the Church, finding authentic faith meant giving up all he knew: his community, his ambitions, and his place in the world.
Yet as Micah struggled to reconcile the teachings of his Church with the truths revealed in the Bible, he awakened to his need for God’s grace. This led him to be summoned to the door of the mission president, terrified but confident in the testimony he knew could cost him everything.
Passport to Heaven is a gripping account of Micah’s surprising journey from living as a devoted member of a religion based on human works to embracing the divine mercy and freedom that can only be found in Jesus Christ.
12. The Power of Myth
Author: by Joseph Campbell
Anchor (June 1, 1991)
The national bestseller, now available in a non-illustrated, standard format paperback edition The Power of Myth launched an extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph Campbell and his work. A preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence on millions of people-including Star Wars creator George Lucas.
To Campbell, mythology was the song of the universe, the music of the spheres. With Bill Moyers, one of America’s most prominent journalists, as his thoughtful and engaging interviewer, The Power of Myth touches on subjects from modern marriage to virgin births, from Jesus to John Lennon, offering a brilliant combination of intelligence and wit.
This extraordinary book reveals how the themes and symbols of ancient narratives continue to bring meaning to birth, death, love, and war. From stories of the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece and Rome to traditions of Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity, a broad array of themes are considered that together identify the universality of human experience across time and culture.
Encyclopedia of Monasticism
Author: by William M. Johnston
December 4, 2013
First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
14. Lughnasadh: Rituals, Recipes & Lore for Lammas (Llewellyn's Sabbat Essentials (4))
Author: by Melanie Marquis
Lughnasadhalso known as Lammasis the beginning of the harvest season, marking the point where the first fruit of the land has ripened. This guide to Lughnasadh shows you how to perform rituals and work magic around the gratitude we feel for plans that have come to fruition and explore themes of fertility, protection, and reflection.
Rituals Recipes Lore Spells Divination Crafts Correspondences Invocations Prayers Meditations Llewellyn’s Sabbat Essentials explore the old and new ways of celebrating the seasonal rites that are the cornerstones of the witch’s year.
15. The Spirituality of Imperfection: Storytelling and the Search for Meaning
Author: by Ernest Kurtz
I Am Not Perfect is a simple statement of profound truth, the first step toward understanding the human condition, for to deny your essential imperfection is to deny yourself and your own humanity. The spirituality of imperfection, steeped in the rich traditions of the Hebrew prophets and Greek thinkers, Buddhist sages and Christian disciples, is a message as timeless as it is timely.
This insightful work draws on the wisdom stories of the ages to provide an extraordinary wellspring of hope and inspiration to anyone thirsting for spiritual growth and guidance in these troubled times.Who are we? Why so we so often fall short of our goals for ourselves and others?
By seeking to understand our limitations and accept the inevitably of failure and pain, we being to ease the hurt and move toward a greater sense of serenity and self-awareness. The Spirituality Of Imperfection brings together stories from many spiritual and philosophical paths, weaving past traditions into a spirituality and a new way of thinking and living that works today.
16. The Sacred Path to Islam: A Guide to Seeking Allah (God) & Building a Relationship (Understanding Islam | Learn Islam | Basic Beliefs of Islam | Islam Beliefs and Practices)
Author: by The Sincere Seeker Collection
Do you yearn to build a closer and more meaningful relationship with your Creator? Do you seek to know the true Message and Wisdom of Islam? The work I present here for your consumption is more than a book; a collection of words meant to deliver glad tidings, to educate, and to perhaps warn.
It is a work driven by what I intend to be a sound and powerful Message. This message invites readers to think freely and broaden their minds; to contemplate and seek their own truth. This passage advises people, never to blindly follow any religion without first reflecting upon the faith in question and reasoning its true meaning.
Beyond all manner of faith and feeling, one must use their intellect to discover the truth behind all faiths. This passage is intended to draw and empower the sincere seeker of truth; the one that questions, reflects, and ponders his or her life’s purpose and questions his/her future and direction.
Islam, for example, is one faith that is misunderstood and misrepresented by many. Before one forms an opinion of Islam, one should question the thoroughness and truthfulness of his or her existing knowledge of this controversial religion. The Sacred Path to Islam Book seeks to connect people to the best Book that ever existed, the Holy Quran.