Aside from the obvious religious texts (Christian book: the Bible, Islam book: the Quran) there are many religious books
that dive deeper into the meaning of the text and interpret what the original author meant at the time of writing. Of course, we cannot know everything for certain, which is why we may get different interpretations of the same text.
There are Christian books
and ebooks that take the Bible and discuss what the meaning really is in a more modern setting or interpret sometimes unclear language in a way that we can understand today. Islam books
and scholarly articles do the same thing for the Quran and help us understand the meaning of the texts in the original books.
The Hands of the Buddha
, available as a free ebook here on obooko, takes this principle of helping us understand ancient text and thinking by translating the worlds of the Buddha into modern language. This allows us, the reader, to connect with the beliefs despite the age of the original work. It’s a great attempt to keep religious thinking in sync with modern progress and relevant to a younger audience.
Other religious books
discuss how religion
and beliefs have changed over time and authors give us their opinions on how relevant traditional religion is in a world that moves at significant pace
Some books will take elements of religious texts and expand upon the original words to get much deeper into the meaning and how that should be considered in our daily lives. Take Seed of 3 Goals, 1 Vision
(available free on obooko) as an example. This eBook takes aspects of the Bible and gives a framework for living a meaningful life under the direction of God and Jesus.