Item description for Same God, Different Churches by Katie Meier...
Overview Church is church, right? Well, not so much, as any Baptist teen will find when visiting a friend's Episcopal church, or any Lutheran visitor to a Pentecostal service will discover. So what's the difference? Why are there any differences at all? Though churches are as individual as the members they serve, Katie Meier clears up some of the confusion regarding the basic Christian denominations. Written for everyday teens (rather than, say, theology majors) this guide clearly spells out the unique qualities of each sect, and at the same time underlines the unifying principles of Christian faith. Practically, it takes the scare out of accompanying a friend to a different church; but even better, and maybe more importantly, it inspires a greater understanding of and love for fellow Christians
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2005
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 1400305470 ISBN13 9781400305476
Availability 0 units.
More About Katie Meier
Katie Meier's writing serves readers a new kind of personal empowerment based on inner honesty and a common-sense approach to the world we face. This message runs throughout her books "A Girl's Guide to Life" and in her work on the "Revolve: Psalms and Proverbs" Bible.
Reviews - What do customers think about Same God, Different Churches?
Don't pollute young minds Sep 24, 2006
In response to the last reviewer, I can only say that before you attack other Christian churches you should first read the Bible and understand what Christianity is first. What did Jesus say about baptism? No, Catholics do not "worship" the Pope (where did that come from?). The essence of our pluralistic society is that we have many different Christian denominations. Allowing our young people to see what we have in common with each other will create a society built upon respect for our diversity and not promote useless ignorant misunderstandings to perpetuate.
Avoid Buying May 24, 2006
This book, although covering some denominations that are not usually mentioned, is dangerous because it makes certain cults seem like valid paths to eternal life. For example it puts Catholics and the Churches of Christ in a good or neutral light (which is bad because true Catholics worship the pope, which makes it a cult, and the Churches of Christ teach that you must be baptized to be forgiven, which is false.)
Interestly the author doesn't seem to pander to all Christian denominations, such as the Jehovah's Witnesses, 7th Day Adventists, and Mormons, which is one of the main reasons I didn't give it one star.