Books about buddhism and christianity

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From Buddha to Jesus: An Insiders View of Buddhism and Christianity by Steve Cioccolanti

“From Buddha to Jesus” is currently the second-bestselling Christian book of all time in Thailand, a 95% Buddhist country. Now you can learn the 2 most popular religions in 1 book!

Widely acclaimed by readers who grew up with Buddhism and despised by a few Western converts to Buddhism, this book is now in 7 languages. Ignore the foreigner’s perspective and get the insider’s perspective on Buddhism the way it’s actually practiced by millions of ordinary folks.

“I was a Buddhist all my life... I grew up in Sri Lanka a Buddhist country… Reading this book changed my life.”
Alyosius, Sri Lanka

I have been a missionary in Thailand for 40 years. I read your book and was very impressed wish. I would have had it sooner.
Dorothy H., Thailand

Your book is one of my treasured collection and Ive been reading it again and again. I love it so much. It helps me to understand Buddha and Buddhism and draw bridges between the two faiths. Keep up the good work and God bless!.
Mish N.

“I am a Malaysian Chinese… I was a Buddhist. I came across your explanation about Buddhism and found that was so true!”
Sulee, Malaysia

Steves gentle way of sharing his insight suits the [Asian] audience very well… He has also broken some invalid preconceived ideas that Buddhists are closed to the Gospel.
Ching Wah, Singapore

My husband and I have been reading it and although I am a second generation missionary in Thailand (my dad arrived in 1946!) your book has brought new insight and clarified many things and is helping me/us immensely in relating to the Buddhists. So, Thank YOU and Thank GOD!
Marianna & Erik, Thailand

This book gave me confidence that I had a strategy! Because we can start from a place of commonality, instead of a place of Im right, youre wrong. This teaching releases people!
Tim P., Thailand

A well-written book with a clear and bold testimony.
Canon James Wong (Anglican Churches Singapore)

“This book has many great insights in it… I would use it for our Bible College students.”
Dr. Wayne Cordeiro (Pastor of 10,000+ member church in Hawaii; who grew up with Japanese Buddhism)
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Alan Watts Why Buddhism Is Wiser Than All Other Religion

Five decades ago, Paul F. Knitter , then a novice studying to become a Roman Catholic priest, would be in the seminary chapel at every morning, trying to stay awake and spend time in meditation before Mass.
Steve Cioccolanti

Double belonging: Buddhism and Christian faith

I live in the heart of the Bible Belt. When this article is published, many of my family and friends will fear I am destined for hell. Some Christians, like many others, misjudge what they do not understand. Some simply scratch their heads when they hear of a Christian examining Buddhism, meditation, or even just alternative experiences and faiths. Other Christians will have much stronger objections than that. My journey into examining Buddhism and developing a practice of meditation began when a marriage counselor, a Christian, suggested I read the writings of Richard Rohr. The more I read, the more I found I had little grasp of Buddhism and its many schools.

Editorial Reviews. Review. "This book has many great insights in it I would use it for our Bible FROM BUDDHA TO JESUS: An Insider's View of Buddhism & Christianity (Comparative World Religions) - Kindle edition by Steve Cioccolanti.
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Jump to navigation. Paul F. He is a leading advocate of globally responsible interreligious dialogue and author of more than 10 books on the subject. In this, his newest book, he writes very personally, sharing his struggles with his Christian faith while relating how his study of Buddhism -- and his own Zen practice -- has helped him through this struggle. NCR readers familiar with Buddhism or other Eastern practices and religions will find this book both refreshing and rewarding. It is unusual for a Catholic theologian to write as personally as Knitter has done in this book.

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