"From Buddha to Jesus is a clear exposition of both Buddha’s search for truth and the foundations of Buddhist culture. It then gives an account of how the Good News of Jesus can fulfil Buddhist law, and deliver people from the drive of endless perfectionism. A totally thought-provoking work!"
Rod Plummer (Senior Pastor of Jesus Lifehouse Tokyo)
Oswald Chambers said, “…it is not sufficient to say, “Because God says it,” or, “Because the Bible says it,” ...to a man not born again, he will pay no attention to you because he does not stand on the same platform. You have to find a provisional platform on which he can stand with you."
Steve’s book “From Buddha to Jesus” is the best tool that I have found to find a common platform with Buddhists. Although the book is primarily focused on Thai Buddhism, the principles in the book can be used with Buddhists in Japan and with Buddhists in other countries. I highly recommend it!
Rev. Daniel Kikawa (President of Aloha Ke Akua Ministries, Pastor of Hilo Missionary Church, author and producer of the award-winning films of "God's Fingerprints in Japan 1 & 2")
"One of the books that I really read from cover to cover. I bought 10 copies and distributed them to my friends. I was once a Buddhist and this book really opened up my eyes. It is a must read for all Buddhists, Eastern religion followers or even Christians who are looking for a way to reach out to these groups of people. Steve Cioccolanti was able to put things in the right manner and has written in a balanced and non offensive way. This book rocks!"
Daniel Hendrata (TV Host, Chairman & Co-Founder of Anugrah Ministries)
"Your book on Buddhism is enlightening and I can totally identify with the people that you have written about. I used to join my father to dabble in Black Magic. I know what witchcraft can do. I have totally renounced them as evil and works of the devil. So, I am glad to listen to your sharing of your experience and glad to have bought your book."
Elder Wong Foo Mun (Director of Missions of Synod Office - The Presbyterian Church in Singapore)
"In his well-written and researched book 'From Buddha to Jesus' Steve has placed a valuable witnessing tool in the hands of the local church."
Col Stringer (Best-selling author)
"This book has many great insights in it... I would use it for our Bible College students."
Wayne Cordeiro (Pastor of New Hope, a 10,000+ member church)
"This book is a useful tool to reach not only Buddhists with the truth but many others confused in the plethora of religions."
Tom Inglis (President of Psalmody, former worship leader of RBC South Africa)
"Steve has done us all a service in making the essence of Buddhism accessible to us. This book will be an increasingly important resource...."
Allan Meyer (Pastor of Careforce Church)
Steve Cioccolanti, BA, M.Ed., is a Christian author, a prolific teacher of God's Word and pastor of an international church in Australia. Born in Thailand to a family of Catholics, Buddhists, Methodists, and Muslims, Steve has a unique perspective on evangelism, missions, and world religions. Having traveled to more than 30 countries, he has ministered in local churches, crusades, leadership seminars, missionary conferences, Bible schools and on TV and radio. He is known for his teachings on end times, evangelism, financial wisdom, and health & supernatural healing. Now you can gain from his experience in 222 pages of amazing insights into Buddhist culture & Eastern thinking.