In today's multicultural society you are increasingly likely to meet and make friends with people from different religious backgrounds and may be invited to share their celebrations.
When this happens it is a special honour, and of course you want to respond appropriately.
Many questions arise:
What should I wear or not wear?
Should I bring a gift? If so, what?
What is happening in the service? Do I sit, stand, kneel or bow? Do I hold back or join in?
In short, how should a good guest behave?
What are the answers!
Whatever the occasion Do I Kneel or Do I Bow? What You Need to Know when Attending Religious Occasions is an absolutely essential handbook.
It's a comprehensive, easy-to-read guide that describes and explains the ceremonies of each faith and offers sensible advice on what to expect and how to behave.
And if you're just interested in knowing more about a particular religion, each chapter covers the historical background, core principles and beliefs, major festivals, regular forms of worship and special family celebrations, as well as explaining many unfamiliar terms and phrases of the following faiths:
A labour of love!
I was commissioned to write this book by Kuperard, an imprint of Bravo Ltd, who publish the Simple Guides series. As an ordained OneSpirit Interfaith Minister it was 'heaven sent' and allowed me to connect with some wonderful people from the different faiths mentioned. All the information has been validated by a faith leader from each religion. It took me a year to research and write and was a labour of love. Enjoy!
PS: It has been distributed in the United States and Canada by Random House.