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  • Author:
    Stan Jantz,Bruce Bickel
  • ISBN:
    0736901523
  • ISBN13:
    978-0736901529
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    Harvest House Pub (July 1, 2002)
  • Pages:
    304 pages
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Bruce Bickel was a standup comic turned lawyer and Stan Jantz is a marketing consultant. Their advisor on this book was Dr. Craig Hazen, who is the associate professor of comparative religion and Christian apologetics at Biola University.

Bruce Bickel was a standup comic turned lawyer and Stan Jantz is a marketing consultant.

Guide to Cults, Religions and Spiritual Beliefs : A User-Friendly Guide. com User, October 14, 2002. Like all Bruce & Stan books, this one is a basic primer for beginners

With their extensive biblical knowledge and notable senses of humor, Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz help readers strengthen their Christian walk in specific areas o. .Bruce and Stan's Guide to Cults, Religions and Spiritual Beliefs : A User-Friendly Guide. by Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz. Like all Bruce & Stan books, this one is a basic primer for beginners. If you're looking for in-depth theological debate, you're barking up the wrong tree. Great for beginning Christians.

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Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Bruce and Stan address these questions and more as they take a close look at some of the world's major religions and belief systems. From Islam to Jehovah's Witnesses and from New Age Spirituality to Atheism, Darwinism, and Naturalism, World Religions and Cults 101 features-. Formerly titled Bruce & Stan's® Guide to Cults, Religions, and Spiritual Beliefs.

Bruce Bickel, Stan Jantz.

With their extensive biblical knowledge and notable senses of humor, Bruce and Stan offer readers insightful truths to help them discover God and follow Him wholeheartedly.

Religions Spiritual Beliefs A User-Friendly Approach Author: Bruce Bickel, Stan Jantz.

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With their trademark "unchurchy" language, the authors explore the core issues of more than a dozen religions, with clear explanations not only helping readers understand what others believe, but also encouraging them to think through their own beliefs. Original.

Acebiolane
Such a wonderful book to briefly give you the entire spectrum of spirituality. I highly recommend it for all beliefs, or non beliefs.
I think these guys are both lawyers or something. - so they did their fact checking
Samut
Great book for learning about different religious groups. I already have this book but got it for a friend who is happy to have it.
Rias
Arrived quick and was as described
Kaghma
A review of the book: "Guide to Cults, Religions, & Spiritual Beliefs" by Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz.(with adviser Dr. Craig Hazen).

The copy that I bought is a 335 page paperback, with an informal design for it's cover that invites prospective readers with the statement: "A user - friendly approach". Inside the book the layout is, in fact, user friendly. I liked the overall layout of the book.

Bruce Bickel was a standup comic turned lawyer and Stan Jantz is a marketing consultant. Their advisor on this book was Dr. Craig Hazen, who is the associate professor of comparative religion and Christian apologetics at Biola University.

I have done quite a bit of study and research on the religions of Judaism, Judeo-Christianity, and Christianity. Therefore I was interested to see how they would handle the subject of Judaism, which is covered in Chapter 2 of their book. Their chapter on Judaism starts off on the wrong foot by asserting false or mistaken claims and statements. We could go paragraph by paragraph and show the errors in chapter 2 of their book, but a couple of examples should do.
Their book has Judaism starting in Genesis and being "the first great faith to believe in one God." Judaism began from the teachings of the Pharisees and they are not found anywhere in the book of Genesis. The word Pharisee is not found in the Bible until the 23rd Chapter of Matthew. Here are just three of many Jewish sources they could have (and should have) read concerning the beginning of Judaism.

"The return from Babylon and the introduction of the Babylonian Talmud mark the end of Hebrewism and the beginning of Judaism."
Rabbi Stephen F. Wise, formerly the Chief Rabbi of the United States

". . . Judaism . . . Pharisaism became Talmudism, Talmudism became Medieval Rabbinism, and Medieval Rabbinism became Modern Rabbinism. But throughout these changes in name . . . the spirit of the ancient Pharisees survives, unaltered . . . " from page XXI of "Pharisees, The Sociological Background of Their Faith", first edition. by Rabbi Louis Finkelstein, the head of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, often referred to as " The Vatican of Judaism "(as quoted on page 24 of "Facts Are Facts" by Benjamin H. Freedman)

"Judaism did not come into existence until A.D. 70. It is a mixture of the Mosaic religion of the Hebrew Torah (Pentateuch) which Jesus quoted, and the Pharisaism which Jesus condemned. The latter became written down in the Talmud, from the second to the seventh centuries A.D.
from page 57 of "The Six-pointed Star" by O. J. Graham

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, Christendom existed for 1494 years before this term Judaism was even coined in English. That is another reason why Judaism not only was not in Genesis but was NOT "the first great faith to believe in one God.". The Hebrews later known as Israelites believed in one God and Judaism did not exist yet.

If the rest of their book follows how they handled their chapter on Judaism, it will be just repeating the same misinformation or standard belief about each subject that is commonly held. This is unfortunate because had they actually dug a little deeper into their subject, they could have had a very good and useful book.

If a person just wants the standard line on each of the religions covered, they will be pleased with "Guide to Cults, Religions, & Spiritual Beliefs". If a person want a better researched guide, they will need to look elsewhere.
Silver Globol
This is one of the first religious books I read. I can't say it was too great. It was probably on the same level as books like The Idiot's Guide to... or ___ for Dummies. It is published by a publishing house which is known for its anti-Catholicism. However, I cannot recall any material which the Roman Catholic would be offended. If anything, it gave me an introduction to other world religions, and even the fringe Christian religions. In the end the authors make a case for Christ, obviously, but of course, it makes the case for the Protestant doctrines as well. That is, the relationship with God that has as its guideline, the Protestant system, is a bit different from the Catholic system. So, it is perhaps not a good idea for a recent convert to Catholicism or a young cradle Catholic.

-Laurence
Ranicengi
One thing they are biased even though they say at the beginning they won't be. They are basically saying Christianity correct everything else no. But they are Christians and this book is sold quite a bit in Christian stores.
Even though they make Christianity sound the best and most truthful they do provide books and websites for you to read on the religon they are discussing, so you can see for yourself what they have to say.
They seemed to tear up Mormonism the most. They make it sound totally ridiculous, but when you go to Mormon sites they refute much of what these guys say. Bruce and Stan also tell you the Mormons will say that. So who do you believe?
I did like this book though they did not tear up every religon or belief they did make some sound pretty good which surprised me actually.
So, even though I got a biased view on other religons I do have the tools to "dig deeper" myself and see what the other side of the story is.
Renthadral
This book was informative & a nice overview of the major religions and popular spiritual practices. I only give it three stars because in the beginning, the author's admit they are Christian, but claim that this will still be an unbiased look at world religion. I do not believe they back this claim, as I found much of the book CHristian oriented. (there is nothing wrong with that if that is what you are looking for) If you are a CHristian and want to better understand the faiths around, this is the book for you! However, if you are looking for a general look at faiths, you may want to dig further. I must admit that there is an amazing amount of information in such a small book.