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Christianity and New Religious Movements (Cooper)

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Every major religion has produced hundreds of offshoots—new religious movements that are often culturally accepted and that claim to promote a healthy and happy lifestyle. Yet many Christians know very little about them. This makes it difficult for us to engage with their adherents wisely and well.

Derek Cooper delves into ten of the most historic, most prominent, and most recognizable new religious movements, focusing on ones with members whom readers have a significant chance of meeting. Writing from a confessional yet compassionate Christian perspective, he overviews core elements of these religions and describes effective points of contact for Christians.

Whether you’re seeking to engage with certain individuals or simply curious about your diverse spiritual landscape, this book can help.

Jainism ◆ Sikhism ◆ Baha’i ◆ Nation of Islam ◆ Mormonism ◆ Jehovah’s Witnesses ◆ Wicca ◆ Scientology ◆ Atheism ◆ Nones


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  • Cover Type: Paperback 
  • 280 Pages 
  • Publication Date: October 2023
  • ISBN:978-1629955919


My friend Dr. Derek Cooper has done it again. His compassionate spirit and courageous fervor to engage the individuals many Christians would meet with disgust, debate, or simply dismiss is amazing. Unfortunately, most Christians lack the knowledge to defend their faith. This lack of knowledge limits their engagement with anyone who possess a different theological system. Dr. Cooper gives a sensitive explanation of these 'new religions' to help equip the faithful followers of Christ with the tools necessary to understand, engage and evangelize as the Spirit leads. -- as our Lord's desire is that none would perish.

--Larry L. Anderson Jr. Author of Ask Me Why I'm Not In Church'and The Pastors' Diaries


Derek Cooper is Managing Director of Thomas Institute, an educational travel company specializing in learning on location. He's also the founder of Dodekagram.

Derek is the author of more than a dozen books related to world religions, church history, and international travel. When not writing or teaching, Derek loves traveling, cooking, and spending time outdoors. He has visited more than 75 countries worldwide and is always planning the next trip. He has earned an MBA and a PhD.

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