Books That Inspire 2009

When Religion Becomes Evil
Dr. Charles Kimball

Think about your religion. Is your religion a force for good in this world, a force for violence, or both? Our history has countless examples of violence and hatred done in the name of the same religions that encourage peace and love. In When Religion Becomes Evil, Charles Kimball takes on a topic that is sensitive but pervasive--how does religion become so violent? Kimball takes examples of violence in Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and more to highlight their missteps and to suggest how we might prevent such fatal behavior in the future. Religion is a sensitive topic, for sure, but we must take it on if we want to move forward in a global society.

Jay A. Edwards
Staff Assistant II
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