Elder M. Russell Ballard challenged the Latter-day Saints: "Get to know your neighbors. Learn about . . . their views . . . If our history teaches us nothing else, it should teach us to respect the rights of all people . . ." Know Your Religions will help it's readers to fulfill that commission. Each author of the respective volumes has spent many years studying and teaching, not only the LDS faith, but also the tenets of the faith and practices of the religious denominations about which they have written.
This provocative series examines some of the great religions of the world, taking into account both similarities and differences with Mormonism -- refuting common misconceptions, illuminating little-known practices, and exploring the theological underpinnings of the faith under study. Persons not of the LDS faith may be surprised to learn of doctrinal commonalities with the Latter-day Saints, while LDS readers will not doubt be fascinated by the degree to which they have misunderstood their brothers and sisters of other religious persuasions.