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Religions of the World for Kids [Kindle Edition]

Shalu Sharma
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Book Description

Do you want to teach your children about the various religions of the world but don't know where to start? Why not start from here? This book covers the important world religions without the complications.
 
This book has been written with the sole purpose of explaining the most popular and important religions of the world. However, there is no one superior religion or belief system in this world. All of the religions that have been developed throughout the ages were based on the cultures and values of the people from those time periods. Their ways of thinking then got passed down to future generations of people through the use of holy books and scriptures. You don't necessarily have to believe in any particular God or religion to adapt a belief system similar to thereligions of this book

If you have read through the descriptions of each religion then you will understand that most of them have one thing in common. They are all about teaching people how to act better in their lives by treating others fairly and with kindness. Without some kind of religion or belief system, then people would just wander around thinking they could do whatever they wanted without any consequences. You may think that we have police and laws to control people, but where do you think those laws originated from? Many of our modern day laws come from religious beliefs, like do not kill, do not steal and do not abuse others.

We also have many politicians and government leaders who are religious and they create laws based on the religious teachings they were taught as a child. This is how much impact religion has on our lives, whether you are religious yourself or not.

The Table of contents:
  • What is religion? 
  • Types of religion 
  • What is God? 
  • Christianity 
  • Islam 
  • Hinduism 
  • Buddhism 
  • Atheism 
  • Sikhism 
  • Judaism 
  • Bahai Faith 
  • Confucianism 
  • Jainism 
  • Zoroastrianism 
  • Shinto 
  • Wicca 
  • Shamanism
  • Taoism 
  • Message from the author


Editorial Reviews

From the Author

I am a firm believer that children must be taught about all religions of the world. They must grow up understanding that there are people of other faiths in this world as well and we must appreciate them. Teaching children about other cultures, religions and countries of the world will make them more tolerant towards others in an ever increasing violent world.

Being a Hindu does not prevent me from teaching my children other faiths. As parents we must understand that we live in a diverse world. We might feel hesitant but the fact is that our children are living in a society that is more diverse than it was a decade ago. As parents, we must teach our children tolerance so that they can grow up being able to connect with others, increase their friends circle, and grow up with an open attitude and respect differences. A child's success in life also depends on their ability to be able to appreciate, understand and connect with others.

About the Author

The Author is a practicing Hindu with a keen interest in other religions of the world. She graduated in History and Religious Studies at Masters Level from Patna University, India. Born in the holy city of Banaras, she spent her life studying Indian religions namely Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism and visited most of the holy places in India including Ayodhya, Rajgir, Bodh Gaya and Amritsar. In addition, to quench her thirst for religions, she visited many of the world's holiest places including Israel, Rome, Palestine, Garden of Ridván in Baghdad, Church of St. George in Istanbul and Stonehenge.

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  • Language: English
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What you know will help you. July 21, 2014
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This book is a very interesting read and not just for kids. The author did a lot of hard work looking in to various religions. I really loved the way each belief was stated and the facts given with no bias. This books does what any informative book should, teach the facts in an interesting way that will help people not only learn but give them a desire to want more. Great job.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A refreshing and concise look at different religions December 6, 2014
By Chris
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As other reviewers have said, it's refreshing to have an unbiased perspective about religion, since so often writings about religion try to persuade you to believe in them. While reading it, I found that there were patterns to each religion and the sequence of each faith presented allowed me a deeper understanding of each. For example, many religions were founded on the concept of creating peace, promoting goodwill, and lessening the desire for material gain. An excellent read for kids - or parents with their kids - to begin thinking about what system of beliefs empowers them.

I wonder if the author would be interested in creating a sort of teaching guide - maybe a series of questions at the end of each chapter? This would have been great for me when I was homeschooling.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars From Atheism to Zoroastranism? August 24, 2014
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Shalu Sharma’s done it again. Religions of the World for Kids is an easy-to-read and informative primer that introduces children to the many different belief systems represented in an increasingly diverse society. As we’ve seen with her other works, this is something that can be shared by and with older members of the household in providing cursory information in specific areas of reference. This is not intended as an introductory course to world religions, it merely provides sufficient information for the reader to be able to identify key facts about the belief in question. It identifies the major deity, the overall philosophy, and basic info that helps us avoid the deer-in-the-headlights look when a different religion is identified in conversation. It makes everyone more comfortable when we exchange information with those of other cultures, and that can never be a bad thing. Buy Religions of the World for Kids by Shalu Sharma and add it to your comfort zone.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected / not completely accurate April 14, 2015
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Most people fear what they don't understand and often many religions are misunderstood due to many interpretation. Also, has a household that has two parents from different religious backgrounds, we wanted our daughter to learn about the different regions around the world along with ours.

This book is cute but it states that several religions with the phrase, "Is the oldest in the world" which means there in no other that is older. But it does this with 3 different religions when can only be the oldest. Maybe I am a stickler for accuracy? In addition there are not great pictures and it is a bot wordy. May this would be better for kids who are doing chapter books with no pictures?

This book is a nice introduction but, I will be seeking out others books that do a more complete and accurate representation of each religion and this had ben added to our list of things we will be selling at our garage sale. Bought this Dec. 2014
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People believe in religion because it gives hope and meaning to their lives. I liked how Shalu Sharma, the author explained how God is different than religion, and that some religions don't have God or gods as the center of everything and don't include belief in God as the creator of the world and the universe. I knew quite a bit about Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism but nothing about some religions like Sikhism, Bahai, Confucianism and Shinto. I was happily surprised that Wicca, Shamanism and even Atheism was included. At the end of her book, the author mentions that it is up to us to decide which belief system makes sense to us. On a personal level, Taoism seems to resonate with me, but as she says, it is up to the individual to find whatever it is we are looking for.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Religions of the World for Kids December 7, 2014
By arky
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I decided to get this book for my daughter to teach her about the different religions around the world. The book was very informative and we both read it together. Even as an adult, I learned things that I did not know about other religions. The author does a great job of describing the religions along with adding in pictures. The pictures were very helpful and added to the book. My daughter is a visual learner, so she especially enjoyed these photos as they helped her to picture what the religions are like. The book is well-written and I would recommend it for children. It's a good way for them to learn about other religions and it's a nice read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book with great insight for kids August 22, 2014
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Most children grow up with exposure to either to just their family's religion or none at all. My experience was a limited version of both. I didn't want my kids to have this experience and wanted them to have exposure and knowledge of the many pathways to God that are available through the various belief systems in our world. This is a great book that gives children an overview of both the similarities and unique qualities of the different religions and it's presented in a clear and loving manner. I would highly recommend Religions of the World for Kids to parents and teachers looking for this sort of material.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Informative! July 22, 2014
By Erika
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Religions of the World For Kids is a fascinating overview of the various religions across the globe. The book gives the basic ideals of what defines a religion as well as defining each separate religion and their god or lack of god. It compares the ideals in religions as well as the many differences and variations. The book discusses religions I had never heard of before. Now I know. The design of the book is informative to help people learn and make a decision that is best for them individually or to seek understanding and acceptance of the many other religions of the world.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommend
We use this for homeschool and I love the way it was written. Great for my 4th grader and good intro for my 2nd grader.
Published 2 months ago by Jessica kinard
4.0 out of 5 stars Not for a religious family but good for us skeptics
Too much text for a just turned 5 year old. Not for a religious family but good for us skeptics.
Published 4 months ago by RK
5.0 out of 5 stars Around the world
Thank you Shalu for this fantastic book, no regrets after buying this book. It is a good start for kids to know the different religious beliefs around the globe also a good start... Read more
Published 5 months ago by AJ
5.0 out of 5 stars PERFECT BOOK FOR PARENTS AND KIDS
This well-written book should be a "must read" for all children to give them some understanding of other people's faith and beliefs. Read more
Published 5 months ago by J.C.D.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little simple book
If you are religious and you want your kids to become one this book is for you. Early Education is one of the most important education, and this book allows for proper religious... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Clifford
5.0 out of 5 stars I don't hesitate to recommend it
This will definitely be a re-read with the kiddos over and over. This book really makes some solid teaching fun and engaging for the kids. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Stuart Powell
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for the classroom
As a teacher, my students use their iPads/Kindles during reading time and we have just started a unit on the religions of the world. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Oregongirl
5.0 out of 5 stars great book easy to undersatand.
great book for children this book help children to understand about religion and also author point a great, deal of attention that how religions story can help our kid grow... Read more
Published 5 months ago by sumit
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed!
This was perfect for me! I don't know much about religions but I wanted my children to be a lot more open minded than I was growing up. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Alex Colby
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More About the Author

Shalu Sharma is an author and blogger who has lived in India and the UK and travelled extensively around the world with her husband. She has worked as a sales woman, worked for a law firm and nearly ended up as a lecturer in Indian history. Now she spends her time travelling and authoring books.

Apart from the usual Indian duties of family life, frantic blogging, tweeting and 'Facebooking'; she finds time to watch Bollywood movies, listen to music (Indian, Western and Country) and catch up on the political affairs of India. When no one's listening, she sings too (usually in the bathroom).

Her blog ShaluSharma.com highlights the various places, issues and culture of India to the world in her own unusual way.

She can be found commenting and tweeting on her twitter account @Bihar. You can find her on her blog ShaluSharma.com or YouBihar.com. You can get in touch with her on pyt@shalusharma.com.

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