Looking for resources on Buddhism? These are some of our favorites. Whether you’re looking for scholarly publications or stories of former Buddhists, we have something for you. Start with our top five, and work your way down.
I Once Was a Buddhist Nun
This biography provides rare insight into the life of a Buddhist nun and how her life was changed by encountering Jesus. Detailing her personal story of exploring many faiths prior to becoming a Buddhist nun, Esther shares her life as a Theravada Buddhist and the peace she discovered in Christianity. >>Buy on Amazon
A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Buddhism
OMF’s resident Buddhism expert, Dr. Alex G. Smith, provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of Buddhism in this easy-to-read booklet. >>Buy on Amazon
Buddhist Priest Meets Jesus
Translated from the Japanese, this book details an insider look into Buddhism and the struggles and journey of one Buddhist priest coming to faith in Christ. >>Buy on Amazon
Articles on Buddhism
An overview of the presence of Buddhism worldwide and the progress made toward reaching Buddhist peoples with the gospel.
Have you ever wondered about the Buddhist worldview? Whether you’re a master of comparative religion or an interested novice, take our quiz to find out and learn about Buddhism!
Burgeoning Buddhism significantly influences more than one billion people worldwide. Learn about the Buddhist worldview and types of Buddhism.
What’s the difference between American Buddhism and Eastern Buddhism? Learn more about the complex nature of Buddhism and how the church can love their Buddhist neighbors better.
Further Resources on Buddhism
More in the West are adopting Buddhist teachings, but do they understand the religion they are embracing? This book explores what Buddhism is and provides a comparison between the religions of Christianity and Buddhism.
Researcher and author Paul Hattaway introduces more than 200 Buddhist people groups around the world. Compelling photos and insightful articles accompany the profiles.
How do we share Jesus in a Buddhist culture? This collection of articles discusses the role of the family in Asian society. Focused on providing a framework for approaching mission in a non-Western context.
Sharing the gospel of Christ within a Buddhist context requires a shift in communication. The need for orality in mission is well documented in this book that discusses why oral tradition is vital in communicating truth.
Dr. David Burnett, former missionary to India, provides insights on Buddhist thought and how to approach this from a Christian perspective.
This collection of writing highlights the importance and value of ritual in life. It provides an overview of various Buddhist rites and explores how to contextualize rituals as a Christian.