From Library Journal
Even though cults do not make the news these days as they did some years ago, they are still of concern to many people. Rhodes, an author, radio personality, and president of Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries, addresses this concern from the viewpoint of an evangelical Christian. His thrust is to show where these groups go wrong for Christian ones, how they twist Scripture and how to counter them. He writes very clearly and does an excellent job of defining cults and new religions as well as introducing the 12 groups with which he has chosen to deal. Even readers not sharing the author's viewpoint can learn a good deal about these groups. However, one might wonder why some were included, for example, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Jehovah's Witnesses, Unitarian Universalism, and Freemasonry. They are certainly not new, and few would categorize them as cults, but perhaps their inclusion is justified by their evangelical approach. A good addition to the literature on cults, in particular for evangelical Christians. John Moryl, Yeshiva Univ. Lib., New York
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From the Back Cover
Cults and New Religions Arent Hard to Find
Theyre in your neighborhood . . . your workplace . . . your school . . . maybe even your family.
Cults are flourishing across America. Chances are, youve encountered one, perhaps even know someone who is involved in a cult. Can you discuss knowledgably the critical differences between Christianity and the teachings of Mormonism, Jehovahs Witnesses, Scientology, the New Age movement, Hindu-based cults, and other prominent groups and religious movements?
In this essential resource, preeminent cult authority Ron Rhodes explains what cults are, why they are cause for concern, and why in the 21st century, as never before, their numbers and memberships are exploding nationally and worldwide. Drawing on his extensive experience as a cult researcher, Rhodes offers to-the-point, cutting-edge information on twelve major cults and new religions:
Mormonism Jehovahs Witnesses Mind Sciences New Age Movement Church of Scientology Hindu-based Cults Unification Church Bahai Faith Unitarian Universalism Oneness Pentecostalism Masonic Lodge Satanism
Learning the distinctives of these groups will equip you to deal with any of the thousands of other less significant cults you may encounter. The Challenge of the Cults and New Religion includes
Color photos Scripture Index Subject Index Glossary Bibliography
And your resources dont end at the last page.If youre concerned for the temporal and eternal welfare of others, The Challenge of the Cults is a must. It will help you confront the deception of false Christs and lying doctrines with the clear, well-grounded truth of biblical Christianity.