There are over 500 million Buddhists in the world today. How well do you understand them? What do they believe? Is it wise to befriend them?If you are curious about your Buddhist neighbors, this book is for you. It explores what the Bible says about those of other faiths, summarizes foundational Buddhist beliefs and practices, and records interviews with two devout American Buddhists. The book concludes with a practical guide for Adventists who want to develop genuine relationships with the Buddhists around them.
As you read, it will become clear that prayerful engagement with Buddhists can be a mutually beneficial experience. If we truly listen to Buddhists and try to understand their perspectives, we’ll find that our own perspectives will broaden, often in surprising ways. Fear of the “other” will diminish, and in its place, love can grow.