How to Be a Perfect Stranger : The Essential Religious Etiquette Handbook, by Matlins, Stuart M.
- ISBN: 9781594731402 | 1594731403
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 2/1/2006
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We North Americans live in a remarkably diverse society, and it's increasingly common to be invited to a wedding, funeral or other religious service of a friend, relative or coworker whose faith is different from our own. These can be awkward situations.... What do I wear? What do I say? What should I avoid doing, wearing, saying? Is it okay to use a video camera? are their basic beliefs? Will there be a reception? Should I bring a gift? These are just a few of the basic questions answered in How to Be a Perfect Stranger, winner of the Best Reference Book of the Year award. Completely revised, with an expanded glossary of common religious terms and names and a new section focusing on the meaning of popular religious symbols, this easy-to-read guidebook helps the well-meaning guest to feel comfortable, participate to the fullest extent possible, and avoid violating anyone's religious principles?while enriching their own spiritual understanding.