Shopping for a God: Fringe Religions Today

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John Allan (Author)
Cults seem to be here to stay. Yet the scene is constantly shifting. In this book John Allen brings us up to date on Mormonism, the Unification Church, Baha'i, the Jehovah's Witnesses, Scientology, the Family of Love, and others. Shopping for a God discusses cults not only separately but also in clusters-to relate them to the era of their development and to give the sociological backdrop. Other unique features are:1. A cult is described by how its appeal is made- emotionally, through leader charisma, or logically.2. Clues are offered on how to and how not to witness to members of various cults.3. Readers are taught how to be sensitive to and understanding of cult members.4. Reasons for joining cults are examined. The book closes with a challenge to Christians to be informed and rooted in their own convictions. John Allan has written many books and booklets, including The Rising of the Moon and Yoga: A Christian Analysis. He has been director of training for Youth for Christ and spends much of his time teaching and training young people.

Additional Details

  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publish Year: 1986
  • ISBN: 9780801002120
  • Vendor: MRC