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Editorial Reviews

Voice actor Adrian Grove guides elementary and middle school aged listeners through a thorough, sensitive, and accessible exploration of world religion with a firm, careful hand in this performance of Neil Wenborn's Religions of the World.

This concise and comprehensive guide addresses most major world religions - including Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Sikhism, among others - explaining how they came to be and what their major tenets, beliefs, and practices now consist of. Grove is a calm, even-keeled, and articulate presence in this audiobook, and his even pacing creates a comfortable listening experience for young learners.

Publisher's Summary

Religion is central to the lives of millions of people around the globe. But how did the great religions begin, and what do their followers believe? Religions of the World tells the remarkable story of some of the faiths which have helped to shape the way we live today. Aimed at younger listeners, it introduces the history and scriptures, beliefs and customs of some of humanity’s most enduring religious traditions, and looks at their place in the lives of men, women and children across the world.

©2010 Naxos Audiobooks (P)2010 Neil Wenborn

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Good, Concise- Should be mandatory reading for all

I would recommend this audiobook to anybody looking for a brief overview of world religions. As someone who has really only ever been exposed to one religion (Christianity), this was exactly the summary I was looking for. Even though the publisher's summary says it's intended for a younger audience, I think this comment is unnecessary ; the material is meaningful and concise and not 'dumbed down' so to speak. I have since listened to it several times. It does seem that the religions are evenly presented without bias, although there is slightly more content devoted to Christianity, which is probably fair considering it's prominence and influence as a world religion. I do wish, however, that the audiobook publisher would actually synchronize chapters with the different religions; instead I had to add bookmarks.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Good Intro Info!

This is a great listen for people who are interested in the broad topic - types of religions and some background. Each "major" religion is presented with some data- how many people follow it, dates, origin, distribution, etc. Then a little context is given- practices are mentioned, some excerpts from the religion's scripture, their main holidays, fun facts.

The book is neatly organized into sections, information is presented in an objective manner- pure information, no opinions, minimal bias.

Overall the information is kept at an introductory level which makes this a really easy listen- that is why it is described as "for younger listeners" but it is definitely NOT "dumbed down" and anybody looking for an overview of the major religions of the world should find this listen helpful :)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Couldn't be better

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes! Anyone looking for what the book is about, ie a summary on the world's most prominent religions, cannot be disappointed. I was looking for that, found the book, and now I know what I wanted to know. It's that simple.

What does Adrian Grove bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Nothing special since what I was after is the story itself.

Any additional comments?

This is an area where there is clearly too much to write about. It's obviously a challenge to have such a succinct overview of religions and yet present the most important facts about them.I really enjoyed the book and will listen to it again before trying to find some more involved analyses. Thanks!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Good summary major world religions

This is a very good summary of all the major world religions. Each receives a good overview of the creation, major believes and practices. I wanted a refresher on the main three and a summary of the eastern religions. This book delivered and certainly met my expectations.

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Best book on religions

If you could sum up Religions of the World in three words, what would they be?

Interesting to Listen

What other book might you compare Religions of the World to and why?

None because this book is not boring and takes you step by step into details

Have you listened to any of Adrian Grove’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no

Any additional comments?

I recommend this book to anyone who is curious about other religions..Its unbiased and tells you all details about faith from the prospective of its believers

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Fine Overview

I thoroughly enjoyed this concise survey of the major religions practiced in the today and recommend it without reservation.