My good friend Louis McBride of Baker Book House offers a brief review of the upcoming Buddhism: A Christian Exploration and Appraisal authored by two towering Christian intellects, Keith Yandell (University of Wisconsin, Madison) and Harold Netland (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School).
Although I’ve not yet read it, I’m confident it will become a must read for anyone engaged in discussions on Buddhist beliefs and practice.
A considerably more winsome read is Ravi Zacharias’s The Lotus and the Cross: Jesus Talks with Buddha. I used to read portions of this to my World Religions class during my unit on Buddhism. It got rave reviews by students and piqued their interests in comparing the claims of Christianity with those of Buddhism. Most could see that Buddhism offers little hope to the soul-less human. A fine, quick read that shows the beauty of grace versus the burden of works.