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  1. says:

    A formally Buddhist friend recommended this book to me when I expressed an interest in learning about Buddhism and I am so glad he did As someone from the U.S currently living in Thailand and only familiar with Western Buddhism, I struggled to understand the form of Buddhism I saw around me I found this book very clarifying and helpful for understanding the basics and some of the spiritual darkness It particularly aims to clarify the difference between Eastern and Western Buddhism, so the 5 stars I give it really come from a place of gratitude for the clarity I received That said, this is not a book to pick up if you want to learn about Buddhism or even contrast Christianity and Buddhism It is a very short and to the point primer aimed at Christians witnessing to Buddhists I d even argue specifically it is a short and to the point primer aimed at Christians going on short term missions with the intention of witnessing to Buddhists In my opinion, this means you take the words with a grain of salt.I love the book Peace Child An unforgettable Story of Primitive Jungle Teaching in the 20th Century and have studied the role of Jesus in the Quran, so for me this book felt like a continuation of my exploration of how the gospel reveals itself in other religions But again, this is not really An Insider s View of Buddhism and Christianity Well, it sort of is But it is a very select view with a very specific goal Now, I cannot speak for the Buddhist portions but I did hesitate some with the interpretations of Christianity He tends to treat Catholic doctrine dismissively though I understand in the context intends to only address popular understanding and not necessarily doctrinal beliefs and his own doctrinal leanings come across quite strongly in his unqualified support of speaking in tongues His approach to evangelism also echoes a certain approach in Christianity that I will not call right or wrong but an approach So with all those caveats, I did enjoy this one I found it easy to read, useful, and interesting But I also brought a lot of my prior understanding and training to the reading so, outside of direct evangelism, I m not sure what other contexts someone would want to read this one.


  2. says:

    Thanks to you and your family friends who have made this a bestseller in several countries, and the 2nd bestselling Christian book of all time in Thailand, my beloved nation of birth True Buddhists are courteous, open minded people who long for a way out of endless suffering Christ loves Buddhists and He speaks to Buddhist hearts True Christians will look for ways to improve their witnessing so as to share the truth of Christ every day God has done far than I could have hoped for or imagine Our ministry exists to invest in you, and I encourage you to keep spreading the Good News till He comes Much love


  3. says:

    This book is a gem Written in an easy friendly manner, I learned about Buddhism than most of my Buddhist friends were aware of The stories were interesting illustrative I liked that the author was respectful of both religions because I ve heard of many Christians who inadvertently offended Buddhists when trying to share Jesus with them This book gave me confidence to engage in meaningful dialog with Buddhists about my faith


  4. says:

    I got many people saved using what I read from this telling book I used to think I already knew Buddhism cuz my family was Buddhist, but this helped me a lot The Buddhists I spoke to did not find this offensive I notice the bad reviewers are sarcastic and not credible Hopefully they re not real Buddhist, because what kind of Buddhist would talk like them Highly recommend you get this read


  5. says:

    Five Reasons Why I like this book 1 It helps me to realize that I m not as good as I think I am I always thought I was a pretty good person, didn t kill anyone, didn t break any nations s law etc, but reading this, makes me realize God s standards and how I need divine help Only the proud cannot accept help 2 I can relate to it, I tried to get rid of karma myself I used to attend Buddhist seminars, received a lot of blessings from Buddhist monks, even going to ceremonies to release birds and animals as part of doing good deeds etc Incense burning was a norm and going to temples All these I did, but I didn t feel any different deep inside of me Reading this book affirms that I am just like any other person, no matter how much good I do, I can t reach perfection Only Jesus is perfect3 It helps me relate to Buddhists better I believe that Christians are not against Buddhists and vice versa The story of the Korean helps me to know how to talk to people that I meet and really helps me build a bridge with Buddhists and people of other faiths4 It provides me clarity on reincarnation I remembered attending a seminar where they claimed a certain baby was a reincarnation of a monk because the baby kept picking the toy that belonged to a well known monk I didn t know what to make out of it, and kept thinking what I would be reincarnated as in future Now I m not confused any and know the real reason behind reincarnation 5 It gave me results I frequently travel, and meet Buddhists and people of other faith everywhere Reading this book gave me the confidence to go and talk to people and they actually identify and give their lives to Jesus This book provides so much practicality, it s true Buddha was a kind man, but he was just a man, like any of us and didn t claim that he was God What I used to do to try and get rid of the karma or sin in me didn t work, only Jesus can save I find this book non offensive and is well written, clear and concise It basically answered all the questions I had that was lingering at the back of my mind It also provided me with step by step ways on understanding Buddhism and how to relate to them Would recommend that you read it if you haven t


  6. says:

    Five Reasons Why I like this book 1 It helps me to realize that I m not as good as I think I am I always thought I was a pretty good person, didn t kill anyone, didn t break any nations s law etc, but reading this, makes me realize God s standards and how I need divine help Only the proud cannot accept help 2 I can relate to it, I tried to get rid of karma myself I used to attend Buddhist seminars, received a lot of blessings from Buddhist monks, even going to ceremonies to release birds and animals as part of doing good deeds etc Incense burning was a norm and going to temples All these I did, but I didn t feel any different deep inside of me Reading this book affirms that I am just like any other person, no matter how much good I do, I can t reach perfection Only Jesus is perfect3 It helps me relate to Buddhists better I believe that Christians are not against Buddhists and vice versa The story of the Korean helps me to know how to talk to people that I meet and really helps me build a bridge with Buddhists and people of other faiths4 It provides me clarity on reincarnation I remembered attending a seminar where they claimed a certain baby was a reincarnation of a monk because the baby kept picking the toy that belonged to a well known monk I didn t know what to make out of it, and kept thinking what I would be reincarnated as in future Now I m not confused any and know the real reason behind reincarnation 5 It gave me results I frequently travel, and meet Buddhists and people of other faith everywhere Reading this book gave me the confidence to go and talk to people and they actually identify and give their lives to Jesus This book provides so much practicality, it s true Buddha was a kind man, but he was just a man, like any of us and didn t claim that he was God What I used to do to try and get rid of the karma or sin in me didn t work, only Jesus can save I find this book non offensive and is well written, clear and concise It basically answered all the questions I had that was lingering at the back of my mind It also provided me with step by step ways on understanding Buddhism and how to relate to them Would recommend that you read it if you haven t


  7. says:

    I wish there are translations of this book in different languages, ESP in Chinese Are there It would help bring a real perspective of what practical Buddhism is about in Asia definitely different from the concepts I was given in a western society.


  8. says:

    There are some interesting insights into Thai Buddhism here But Cioccolanti plays so fast and loose with the Bible and with logic, for that matter , that I have to assume he does the same with Buddhism I can t really recommend it.


  9. says:

    This is the most poorly written, misleading book on religion I have ever read Its authors complete lack of knowledge of Buddhism is so profoundly obvious, that it renders the book an outright piece of Christian propaganda.Its statements and discussions vary between bewildered lack of understanding and outright lies.Please do NOT read this book if you interested in learning about Buddhism, as this author has no knowledge whatsoever and is proselytizing Christianity.If you are interested about Buddhism, I recommend any books by Ajahn Brahm, Ajahn Chah, Venerable Nyanatiloka Mahathera,Venerable Bhikku Bodhi, Venerable Punnaji, and Ayya Khemma.


  10. says:

    This book is written by an Evangelical Steve C for evangelism For that reason, it s not written fairly and justly on Buddhism It s not a book to learn about Buddhism Two Buddhist monks had independently exposed the slander, deceits and lies on Buddhism in this book From Buddha to Jesus.Those who wish to read the book review by a western monk,http www.scribd.com doc 13296079 BoAnother book review by another Buddhist monk,http www.scribd.com doc 13099022 Re


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