Discover the faiths that shape our worldFrom the nightly news to our next-door neighbors, the major world religions are all around us. The Baker Pocket Guide to World Religions provides a short, easy-to-understand guide to help you grasp the central beliefs of those who belong to eight major religions of the world--dedicating full chapters to Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism and Daoism, and Shinto.Included in this fact-filled, accessible handbook are'¢ personal testimonies from an adherent of each world religion'¢ sketches of important world religious leaders of our day'¢ sidebars explaining details of religious rituals and traditions'¢ a helpful glossary of key terms'¢ a chapter on how understanding world religions impacts Christian evangelismIf you've been looking for a quick, clear overview of the world's major faiths, The Baker Pocket Guide to World Religions is just the guide you need."This book will be the first thing I put in the hands of any student who needs an introduction to world religions."--Scot McKnight, Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies, North Park University"McDermott has described the world's great religions not only with accuracy and concision (as one would expect in a pocket guide) but also with verve and insight."--John G. Stackhouse Jr., Sangwoo Youtong Chee Professor of Theology and Culture, Regent College"With this accessible, reliable, and biblically informed introduction to the major religions, McDermott provides just what is needed for Christians wanting to learn more about religious others."--Harold Netland, professor of philosophy of religion and intercultural studies, Trinity Evangelical Divinity SchoolMcDermott, Gerald R. is the author of 'Baker Pocket Guide to World Religions', published 2008 under ISBN 9780801071607 and ISBN 0801071607.