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How to Be a Perfect Stranger 4/E : The Essential Religious Etiquette Handbook
by Stuart M. Matlins and Arthur J. Magida


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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 ...  Read more...


 
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Overview

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


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781594731402
  • ISBN-10: 1594731403
  • Publisher: Skylight Paths Publishing
  • Publish Date: February 2006
  • Page Count: 403
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-17
  • Dimensions: 8.94 x 6.36 x 1.09 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.31 pounds

Series: Perfect Stranger

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Books > Reference > Etiquette
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