So What’s the Difference has been revised and updated for the 21st Century to help In a straightforward, objective comparison, Fritz Ridenour explores and. Completely revised and updated for the postmodern age, So What’s the Difference? gives you easy-to-understand, nonjudgmental answers to the question. 29 Aug It’s main goal is not so much apologetics as it is clarification and definition of each system’s beliefs and history. It is interesting how the author.

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Let’s assume he’s typical, based on the number of very positive comments about this book. Very off-putting to a non-Christian. A Division of Gospel Light. For covering a ton of ground in a small space in an approachable way, hard to beat.

A classic first released inthis revision takes a current look at the answer to the question, How does orthodox biblical Christianity differ from other faiths?

While, sure, truth bears repeating, he does so ad nauseum and to the distract While providing a decent overview of some of the world’s belief dufference, the tone Ridenour takes is often condescending both to the Christians and otherwise and condemning.

Ridenour distinguishes not just Christian, non-Christian religions, and cults, but has good chapters on Protestantism, Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy. Differencd as we are today with so many hostile, as well as subtly deceptive, viewpoints, we must always be aware that one of Satan’s oldest and most diabolical strategies is to convince humans that God cannot be trusted see Gen.

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Shat have to share my fears from reading this book, and I hope you read it, too, to gain some of the realism I have — the neo-paganism of Wiccans is influencing the youth through pop culture vampires and witchcraft, the moral relativism of humanism and religious acceptance is eroding absolutes. They have three children and ten grandchildren. I do like that the way he defines world view: Aug 11, Adam Jones rated it it was ok.

Also, I found the author’s “practice” of putting many terms in quotes extremely distracting and unnecessary.


However, this easy-to-read, fact-based, impartially written book is good for anyone who wants a comparative view about other religions, while getting to cementing their knowledge of Christianity. There is only one God, who is supreme and sovereign. Oct 09, Nicole rated it it was ok.

So What’s The Difference? :: Introduction – Fritz Ridenour

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Mere Whzt Book Review: So What’s Fritx Difference? I enjoyed reading the historical information about each of the variants and could recommend the book for this portion alone. This site uses cookies. Overall, I felt Ridenour was fair and as objective as he could should be, given his stated goal to “spell out the differences between the historic Christian faith and other views represented in major religions, cults and ideologies that are vying for the hearts and minds of people today.

Lewis ; and in greatest depth from studying, memorizing, and teaching, Walter Martin’s Classic book, The Kingdom of the Cults.

That is, they believe that their way is the way to salvation, NOT all ways tye the ways to salvation. I would like to find the larger version for reference. I used some of his material in my upcoming book. I’m so impressed with the book that I purchased one for my brother-in-law.

“So What’s the Difference?” by Fritz Ridenour

Page Analysis of Mormon views, past and present, reveals that they dismiss, twist, change or add to all biblical doctrines. My margins are full of notes and corrections. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I taught through this book with my tenth grade class.

My opinion of the book is that it is a great learning experience for any person interested theology should read. Ridenour and his wife, Jackie, live in Santa Barbara, California. Is the law of my side, if I say ay? In a nutshell, it is an interesting place to start and I appreciate the effort that went into it but it has fl This is an interesting look at world religions which offers some insightful looks at what the various groups whaat.


History is a record of how Satan has rritz all too successful in accomplishing his ends. You may not think about your worldview when you make decisions or express opinions, but it influences your thoughts, feelings and actions.

Wuat Ridenour Limited preview – I thought I had picked up a book that would provide an outsider’s logical ghe unbiased comparison of the various difterence. While, sure, truth bears repeating, he does so ad nauseum and to the distraction of whatever he is trying to explain, in a frequently tangential manner.

AppendixA Resources for Further Study. Therefore its bias is immediately apparent and in my opinion a bit unfortunate, but that is effectively inline with what the book claims to difcerence A good laymen view of the major world religions in contrast with Christianity. The major question is how you want to treat the evidence, which is summed up quite well in 1 Corinthians I suppose I should have expected a Christian author to write a biased book about other religions, but part of me hoped that it would be a more honest summary of them.

I prefer more indepth volumes like Fidenour Tucker’s Another Gospel – but Ridenour’s book gets right to the point and is a wonderful quick resource. Good point to remember.

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Goo Quick look at the world’s most popular religions and their beliefs and history with a admitted bias toward orthodox Protestant Christianity. Mar 06, Maggie Boyd rated it liked it Shelves: They label “liberals” as bad people who don’t believe in the word ddifference God, but don’t bother to explain what exactly a li This is NOT a balanced and fair look at different religions. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: An excellent book on introducing the concept of comparison religions to the layman.