“A rigorous, critical, yet compassionate engagement with a variety of the world’s new religious movements on their terms. [Cooper’s] book . . . is the product of true love and intellectual curiosity.” —Jose Abraham, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary
“Derek Cooper has provided the body of Christ with a useful and creative work.”—Ken Cuffey, President and Professor, Urbana Theological Seminary
“I know of no other all-in-one helpful guidebook like this, and Cooper makes for a readable and reliable interpreter. This book is highly useful not only for classrooms but also for personal study.” —Allen Yeh, Professor of Intercultural Studies & Missiology, Biola University
“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.” —Larry L. Anderson Jr., Coauthor, Ask Me Why I’m Not in Church
“Like C. S. Lewis, Cooper is a ‘translator’—that rare person with a genius for taking complex ideas and explaining them in ways that can be easily understood by ordinary followers of Jesus.” —F. Lionel Young III, Senior Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide
“Cooper packs excellent scholarship into an extremely enjoyable and readable format.” —Dan Lowery, President and Associate Professor of New Testament, Pillar Seminary for Contextual Leadership.
About the Author
Derek Cooper is managing director of Thomas Institute, an educational travel company that specializes in learning on location. He is also the author of fifteen books, including Christianity and World Religions, Introduction to World Christian History, Basics of Latin, and Before You Go Overseas. Derek has visited more than seventy-five countries and earned a PhD in the history of religion and an MBA in entrepreneurial management. He runs a YouTube channel called Thomas Institute.