SKILLMAN, N.J., Nov. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new book written by Irene Panayi titled, "Why Do I Need Organized Religion? 11 reasons why you may not participate….and countless reasons why you should" gives a candid and thought-provoking explanation of the real-life benefits of religion. The book is unique in that it discusses organized religion from a general standpoint without referencing any particular faith or teachings. According to Panayi, "The purpose of my book is to explain the immense benefits of religion using nothing more than basic--but hopefully powerful and impactful--common-sense reasoning. I truly believe that if people understood the intrinsic benefits of going to religious services, listening to religious leaders and participating in religious traditions, they would never take their religion for granted again."
Panayi is not a religious leader or scholar so she is not trying to persuade people towards a particular faith or set of beliefs. The fundamental message of Panayi's book is that having a strong relationship with God, praying daily and doing God's Will are crucial for continued spiritual growth, and she explains why participating in organized religion is extremely valuable to that process.
"I address all of the common reasons why people don't participate in organized religion and offer a new perspective," said Panayi. "My hope is that people will choose to participate in religion not because they feel like they have to, but because they realize its tremendous benefits and decide they want to." Panayi hopes that her book will not only rekindle the participation of those who have turned away from religion, but that it will give those who do participate an all-new appreciation of their religion.
The ideas that are presented in Panayi's book are universal. According to Panayi, "I discuss religion from a general standpoint because I believe that we can each be passionate about our religion and our beliefs while at the same time be respectful of other religions that exist in the world. Respecting all religions is a vital step towards reaching world peace and religious harmony." Panayi believes that organized religion is the lifeboat for our troubled times. Panayi's book is available on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. For more information about Irene Panayi or her book, visit www.irenepanayi.com
SOURCE Irene Panayi LLC