A couple of book suggestions, from another thread

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Jul 8 2013 1:13 AM

*Christianity's Family Tree: What Other Christians Believe and Why by Adam Hamilton (Abindgon Press, 2007). It's available in Kindle. Highly rated on Amazon.com. I have this one in print, and it's great.

Adam Hamilton is, in my opinion, a national treasure. He embodies the kind of generous orthodoxy so many of us have been dreaming of and praying for. This book provides something truly unique—a kind of orientation to Christianity in its wide array of forms that not only educates but inspires. It’s one of the few books I wish every single Christian would read and share with their friends. 
- Brian McLaren, author of A New Kind of Christian

In this wise and practical book, Adam Hamilton serves as a trusted guide to some of the rich diversity of Christian belief and practice. It is a rare feat to acknowledge differences and distinctiveness appreciatively, and Hamilton does it with exceptional grace and insight.
- L. Gregory Jones, Dean and Professor of Theology, Duke Divinity School

I love this book. Adam Hamilton teaches us that we are far richer than we know, because the beauty and the fullness of the whole church is ours. Read, learn, and be happy.
- John Ortberg, author of God Is Closer Than You Think

In this book, Adam Hamilton presents a welcoming, inspiring vision of eight Christian denominations and faith traditions. Comparing the Christian family to our own extended families, he contends that each denomination has a unique, valuable perspective to offer on the Christian faith.

The traditions he examines are Orthodoxy, Catholicism, Lutheranism, Presbyterianism, Anglicanism, Baptists, Pentecostalism, and Methodism. For each group, Hamilton gives a brief history, outlines major beliefs, and describes some things we can learn from that tradition to strengthen our own Christian faith.

The Complete Guide to Christian Denominations: Understanding the History, Beliefs, and Differences by Ron Rhodes (Harvest House, 2005. It too is available in Kindle. However it isn't very highly rated on Amazon.com (only 3 out of 5 stars), so it wouldn't be as high a priority for me as the first one.

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