Buddhist Priest Meets Jesus

By Hirokazu Matsuoka, translated by Roger Stevens

A clear, very readable book, great for non-Christians wondering about the differences between Buddhism and Christianity. Author Hirokazu Matsuoka grew up in a Buddhist temple and from a young age wondered about the meaning of life. He describes how he decided to become a priest like his father to search for the truth, but on a student exchange in Korea he was invited to church and subsequently became a Christian. Matsuoka testifies to how God satisfied his search for meaning and has been with him ever since. Full of personal testimony, the book also explains the Christian faith and contrasts it with Buddhism in key areas, such as life after death and the need for salvation, in an easy to understand way.