The indispensable guidebook to help the well-meaning guest when visiting other people's religious ceremonies--updated and revised. New Edition
4th edition--Updated, Revised, Expanded--New Glossary of Popular Religious Symbols
"Finally, for those inclined to undertake their own spiritual journeys ... tells visitors what to expect."
--New York Times
We North Americans live in a remarkably diverse society, and it's increasingly common to be invited to a wedding, funeral, or other religious service of a friend, relative, or coworker whose faith is different from our own.
These can be awkward situations....
- What will happen? What do I do? What do I wear? What do I say?
- What should I avoid doing, wearing, saying?
- Is it okay to use a video camera?
- How long will it last?
- What are their basic beliefs?
- Will there be a reception?
- Will there be food?
- Should I bring a gift?
- When is it okay to leave?
These are just a few of the basic questions answered in How to Be a Perfect Stranger. This easy-to-read guidebook, with an "Everything You Need to Know Before You Go" checklist, helps the well-meaning guest to feel comfortable, participate to the fullest extent possible and avoid violating anyone's religious principles--while enriching their own spiritual understanding.
For people of all faiths, all backgrounds.
African American Methodist Churches - Assemblies of God - Baha'i - Baptist - Buddhist - Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) - Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) - Churches of Christ - Episcopalian and Anglican - Hindu - Islam - Jehovah's Witnesses - Jewish - Lutheran - Mennonite/Amish - Methodist - Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) - Native American/First Nations - Orthodox Churches - Pentecostal Church of God - Presbyterian - Quaker (Religious Society of Friends) - Reformed Church in America/Canada - Roman Catholic - Seventh-day Adventist - Sikh - Unitarian Universalist - United Church of Canada - United Church of Christ