Larson's Book of World Religions and Alternative Spirituality

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Larson's Book of World Religions and Alternative Spirituality
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2004 Revised ed.
Author Bob Larson
Country United States
Language English
Subject Cults, Religion
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date
2004 (Revised ed.)
Media type Paperback
Pages 500
ISBN ISBN 0-8423-6417-X
ISBN 978-0-8423-6417-1
Preceded by Larson's New Book of Cults (1989)

Larson's Book of World Religions and Alternative Spirituality is a non-fiction book by Bob Larson, American author and television evangelist. It discusses cults, New Age movements, and alternative religions from a biblical and Christian perspective.[1] The back cover describes the book as "An indispensable reference tool for parents, students, and pastors alike" and that "Bob Larson analyzes the history, practices and appeal of each movement and evaluates its beliefs system from a Christian perspective using biblical criteria."[2]

The revised edition was published in paperback in 2004, by Tyndale House Publishers.

Groups discussed[edit]

Groups, movements and individuals discussed in the book include UFO religions, Scientology, the New Age movement, Aum Shinrikyo, Meher Baba, Sufism, Children of God, Divine Light Mission, Deepak Chopra, Aleister Crowley, Werner Erhard, Erhard Seminars Training, Landmark Forum, Falun Gong, International Society for Krishna Consciousness, and many other groups.[3]


  1. ^
    "In our modern spiritual "marketplace," belief is up for grabs-it's "experience" that counts while objective truth is denounced. Get fresh Bible-based insight into the confusing profusion of religious systems and cults.
  2. ^ Back cover, 2004 edition
  3. ^ Larson, Bob (2004). Larson's Book of World Religions and Alternative Spirituality. Tyndale House Publishers. ISBN 0-8423-6417-X. 

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