This book is a brief, simplified presentation of eleven major world religions active today. It is an objective study of the history, beliefs, sacred scripture, festivals, and population. It is intended to supply knowledge without comparing the religions or attempting to convert anyone to any of them. It is a book to further knowledge for understanding living religions and their cultures.
The contents are described according to the locations of their origins, the Middle, Far, and Near East. The book is readable for youths and adults. The book is very useful for students taking beginning courses in religion and religions. This book is quickly readable without distracting references.
The importance of the eleven religions described in this book is noted in that they claim the membership of five of the seven billion people in our world.