Islam

By Joy Thompson; Jan Thompson
(Whitecap Books Ltd., Paperback, 9781552856543, 58pp.)

Publication Date: January 2010

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"Six studies of six faiths."

The World Religions series explores the major religions of our world today. Focusing on the six main religions: Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism, each title looks first at one person's experience, and then examines the facts, arguments and opinions from around the globe. Special debate panels, supported by a wealth of resource material, invite the reader to discuss the issues that are currently shaping our world.

Young readers will learn about their own faiths and will receive answers to important questions such as: What is Jewish Law? What is enlightenment? Do Sikhs believe in an afterlife? Should we question the truth of religious books such as the Bible? What does the Hindu way of life aim for? These questions and many more are explored in detail, providing readers with a glossary and resource guide for further reading.

Written by educators, these books are well researched, carefully written, and are credible resources for young students. Parents will appreciate the open and sensitive treatment of each religion. The World Religions series is an important contribution to helping increase cultural awareness and promote tolerance.




About the Author
Jan Thompson began her career as a Religious Education teacher in secondary schools, and is now an advisor and governmental inspector for religious education.

Jan Thompson is an artist and retired from the fashion industry. A Texas native, Jan resides on a picturesque lake in the piney woods of east Texas where she has recently completed a romance novel and women's gift book. Jan and husband, Jim, have four children, five grandchildren, and ?Bentley?, a Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier.
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