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Santosh Raj
Winnipeg, Kindred Press, 1991. 68pp, paper, $4.95
ISBN 0-919797-99-7. CIP

Grades 10 and up / Ages 15 and up

Reviewed by Eric Bonfield.

Volume 20 Number 2
1992 March

Understanding Sikhs and Their Religion: A Christian Perspective is an inexpensive handbook written "for the person who wants to witness to his Sikh neighbour or friend about the Gospel of Jesus Christ." Raj examines the basic doc­trines, socio-economic make-up, myths about, culture shock and other changes Sikhs face in Canada. Most Canadians, according to Raj, "...have prejudices against other cultures and people...."

The last half of the booklet is a manual about how to proselytize a Sikh into the Christian fold, replete with a section of testimonials.

Santosh K. Raj is pastor of the Hindi Punjabi Gospel Church Chapel in Vancouver and writes from his experi­ence and perspective. The first half of the booklet holds some merit because it helps unpack the world view of the Sikhs; however, the second half is not suitable for general school audience at the grade 10 to 12 level because of its doctrinaire stance. Although this booklet is not recommended for school libraries, it might find a place in evan­gelical Christian church libraries.

Eric Bonfield, Shawnigan Lake School, Shawnigan Lake, B.C.
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