Books for Dummies and Idiots
The highly popular For Dummies and Complete Idiot's Guide books provide information on a variety of subjects related to Christianity. Neither believe their readers to actually be dummies or idiots, but they provide the basics in a plain-English, just-the-facts format and make a good introduction to Christianity, Catholicism, the Crusades, the Reformation and related topics. The "Dummies Way" is described as: Explanations in plain English, "get in, get out" information, icons and other navigational aids, tear-out cheat sheet, top-ten lists, and a dash of humor and fun.
|Christianity for Dummies
by Richard J. Wagner
Curious about Christianity? This friendly guide helps you understand the basic teachings of the Christian faith, exploring the common ground that all Christians share, the differences among the major branches, the key events in Christian history, the key theological issues, and the many ways Christians live out their faith in today's world. ISBN: 0764544829.
|The Complete Idiot's Guide to Christianity
by Jeffrey B. Webb
A comprehensive look at the Christian religion. From the roots of Catholicism and the three streams of Protestantism to Fundamentalism, Evangelicalism, the Charismatic movement, and "New Age" Christianity, this essential source helps readers define what Christianity is all about in the 21st century. ISBN: 159257176X.
|Catholicism for Dummies
by John Trigilio and Kenneth Brighenti
Catholicism For Dummies is not a catechism or religious textbook, but a casual, down-to-earth introduction for non-Catholics and reintroduction for Catholics. It gives commonsense explanations so that the next time you're invited to a Catholic wedding, Baptism, funeral, Confirmation, or First Communion, you won't be totally confused. You'll also discover other important topics that can help you better understand the Catholic culture-from morality and devotions to worship and liturgy. ISBN: 0764553917.
|The Bible for Dummies
by Jeffrey C. Geoghegan and Michael M. Homan
Discover the world’s all-time bestseller in an entirely new light. Whether you’re interested in broadening your spiritual horizons, uncovering the symbolism of Western culture, or gaining a deeper understanding of the book you grew up reading, The Bible For Dummies has all the information you need to navigate this ancient and fascinating book. ISBN: 0764552961.
|The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Bible (2nd Edition)
by James Stuart Bell, Jr., and Stan Campbell
Adam and Eve. The Tower of Babylon. Moses. Reigns of David and Solomon. Herod the Great. The birth and death of Jesus. This guide brings readers to the fascinating world of the Old and New Testaments, and helps them understand this classic as literature and history. Features the famous stories, parables, and personalities of the Bible; detailed maps of the journeys of its most famous figures; and descriptions of the Bibles everyday lifeincluding customs, clothing, music and social life. Also contains an overview of Bible making, translation through the ages, and historical findings related to the stories. Those searching for a deeper understanding of the Bible as sacred text and its relevance today will find this down-to-earth guide especially useful. ISBN: 0028643828.
|The Complete Idiot's Guide to the World of the Bible by Donald P. Ryan, Ph.D.
A comprehensive guide to the land, people, religions, history, and archaeology of the Holy Land. The book covers both Old and New Testaments and detail what life was like in the days of Jesus and the Roman world of Paul. With the current problems in the Middle East and the increased focus on what's happening there, the Holy Land and the world of the Bible are front and center in the consciousness of readers. ISBN: 0028644476.
|The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Reformation and Protestantism by James S. Bell
|Complete Idiot's Guide to the Life of Christ by William R. Grimbol
Christian adults who want to re-learn what they were taught as children, or adults who simply are intrigued by the life and teachings of the man many believe to have been the Messiah, will find the information they are looking for in this book. It looks at who Jesus was, at the world in which he grew up, at what he taught, and at the miracles he performed. The book also examines the controversy surrounding the Shroud of Turin. ISBN: 0028638468.
|The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Crusades by Paul Williams
|Christian Prayer for Dummies
by Richard J. Wagner
Do you want to pray, but you're not sure how? This friendly guide explains the different kinds of prayer - revealing how and why to pray and how to discern God's answers. You'll see how to overcome hindrances, how to use a journal, and how to pray on your own. Discover what "Thy will be done" means and how to approach prayers that seemingly haven't been answered. ISBN: 0764555006.
|Women in the Bible For Dummies
by Kenneth Brighenti and John Trigilio
This friendly, approachable guide introduces readers to the famous and infamous women of Scripture, describing in everyday language the contributions these women made in their time and ours. From Eve, Sarah, and Esther to Mary and Mary Magdalene, it discusses well-known women of both the Old and New Testaments, examining their role in Biblical narratives, their place in the Jewish and Christian faiths, and the lessons their stories impart to women today. ISBN: 0764584758.
|The Complete Idiot's Guide to Jesus
by James S. Bell Jr.
ISBN: 1592573479. Available 3/1/05.