Recommended Resources
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CULTS & NON-CHRISTIAN RELIGIONS

Christian Cults | Denominations | Non-Christian Religions | The Prosperity Gospel

Christian Cults

Correcting the Cults: Expert Responses to Their Scripture Twisting
(formerly: When Cultists Ask)
Norman L. Geisler and Ron Rhodes
How do cults use Scripture to ensnare millions? Discover the ways that Mormonism, Jehovah's Witnesses, the New Age movement, and others misinterpret the Bible to support their own doctrines. Comprehensive, accessible, and intelligent, this reliable resource will equip you to understand aberrant faith systems, reason with their adherents, and point them toward Jesus Christ! (CBD)
Book: Amazon | CBD
Ebook: Logos | Word Search

Handbook of Today's Religions
Josh McDowell and Don Stewart
One of the best reference books available on the religions and cults present in our time, Handbook of Today's Religions combines, for the first time, four books by Josh McDowell and Don Stewart on religions, cults, and the occult into one easy-to-use volume. The four books, which each became a section of the compilation, are: Non-Christian Religions; The Occult; Secular Religions; The Cults. Powerful individually, together the books are a powerhouse of vital information for Christians on those worldviews which challenge and attack Christianity. (CBD)
Book: Amazon | CBD

Kingdom of the Cults
Ravi Zacharias
Ranging in topics from the structure of cults to how cults are encountered on the mission field, many cults and movements are described in full, and intimate details of the inner workings can sometimes be indicative of where a cult may be leading. For anyone considering joining any of these groups or looking for more information for a friend or family member, this is an invaluable resource. (CBD)
Book: AmazonCBD
Ebook: Logos (via Faithlife Ebooks)

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Denominations

Handbook of Denominations in the United States, 14th ed
Roger E. Olson, Frank S. Mead, Samuel S. Hill
The gold standard for references about religious bodies in America, this accurate, objective, and comprehensive resource tells you all you need to know about more than 200 denominations, including their significance, history, doctrines, and practices. This edition is updated with current statistics, recent trends, and select articles about related groups of fewer than 10,000 members. (CBD)
Book: Amazon | CBD
Ebook:
Logos (13th ed; via Faithlife Ebooks)

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Non-Christian Religions

Answering Islam, 2d ed: The Crescent in Light of the Cross
Norman L. Geisler, and Abdul Saleeb
Understand the most formidable religious challenge to Christianity today! Written by a lifelong Christian and a former Muslim, this theological critique clearly presents the basic doctrines of Islam, offers a Christian response to Muslim beliefs, and argues in support of Christian claims. (CBD)
Book: Amazon | CBD 
Ebook:
 Logos | Word Search

Handbook of Today's Religions
Josh McDowell and Don Stewart
One of the best reference books available on the religions and cults present in our time, Handbook of Today's Religions combines, for the first time, four books by Josh McDowell and Don Stewart on religions, cults, and the occult into one easy-to-use volume. The four books, which each became a section of the compilation, are: Non-Christian Religions; The Occult; Secular Religions; The Cults. Powerful individually, together the books are a powerhouse of vital information for Christians on those worldviews which challenge and attack Christianity. (CBD)
Book: Amazon | CBD

The Harper Collins Dictionary of Religion
(Various)
Designed for the general reader, this highly accessible resource addresses everything from the great living traditions such as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism and Judaism to the very latest new religions. Diverse topics -- from the experience of women in Islam to the troublesome realities of religion and violence -- are covered with compelling facts and figures, eloquent prose, and riveting accuracy. (Barnes and Noble)
Book: Amazon | CBD (new ed.)

The World's Religions
Huston Smith
Written from a secular perspective, The World's Religions explores the central tenants of Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and some native traditions of Australia, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. Learn about the lives of the founders or adherents, as well as the central beliefs of each. (CBD)
Book: Amazon | CBD

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The Prosperity Gospel

Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel
Kate Bowler
How have millions of American Christians come to measure spiritual progress in terms of their financial status and physical well-being? How has the movement variously called Word of Faith, Health and Wealth, Name It and Claim It, or simply prosperity gospel come to dominate much of our contemporary religious landscape? Kate Bowler's Blessed is the first book to fully explore the origins, unifying themes, and major figures of a burgeoning movement that now claims millions of followers in America. (CBD)
Book: Amazon | CBD

Christianity in Crisis: 21st Century
Hank Hanegraaff
ECPA winner (original edition)
Best-selling author Hanegraaff explores what he believes is a dangerous trend that's eating away at the body of Christ worldwide. Asserting that biblical truth is being replaced with diseased substitutes offered by the "Faith Movement," he offers scriptural proof that exposes the deadly errors being preached by some of today's most popular Christian speakers. (CBD)
Book: Amazon | CBD
Ebook: Logos (via Faithlife Ebooks)

Health, Wealth & Happiness
David Jones and Russell Woodbridge
In a fair but firm tone, the authors discuss the history and theology of the prosperity gospel movement to reveal its fraudulent core biblical teachings that have been historically and popularly misinterpreted, even by some of today's most well-known pastors. After an introduction and assessment of the movement, readers are invited to take a look at Scripture to understand what the Bible really says about wealth, poverty, suffering, and giving. (CBD)
Book: Amazon | CBD

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