I could get lost in this book for hours, as it’s more in story-form than textbook-form, but still exceedingly informative. The pictures are beautiful and spunk Illustrated Guide to Religions up a little, so there aren’t [600+] straight pages of words to read through. The facts, stories, and backgrounds are interesting and well-explained. Considering there are over 200 religions discussed, Beverly is still very thorough in each. For anyone who is interested in learning about other religions in an un-biased perspective (there is an excerpt at the beginning about defending Christianity, but otherwise the book is purely informational), I highly recommend you try this book first. I’ll certainly be spending hours in it—the thing never ends!
Released May 19, 2009