This is one of the best books on Buddhism that I’ve read and I’ve read quite a few.
I don’t agree with the author’s (Elias Axmar) every interpretation of Buddhism. On one hand, he says our suffering in this life is due to our bad deeds in our past life. But the Buddha said life will always involve suffering. So unless I was Hitler or Ghangas Kahn in a past life, my present life’s suffering is just about this life to me, the one I live now.
He explains that Buddha’s first teaching is to accept nothing on blind faith but to investigate its legitimacy. There is much in Buddhism I don’t believe but I do find the main philosophies to be something worth emulating.
The author discusses Kamma (Buddhism’s version of the Golden Rule), the four knoble truths and the eightfold path.
If you are looking or a book to explain Buddhism in a simple way so you can learn more about it or how to practice it, this is it.