This collection(very uniquely arranged) is as good as a collection of acedemic theology essays can get. Although similarites between Christianity and Buddhism is one of my favorite subjects..this book didn't exactly blow me away. What it did do was allow me to read some critiques of each religion from practitioners of the other. I disagreed with some of the points made in some of the essays....but that makes me like the book even more. If you are even somewhat interested in comparative religion you should check this book out. I gave 4 stars!