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Looking for suggestions for a book as a Christmas gift for a friend that is a non-practicing Catholic/quasi-Buddhist. There are a lot of questionable books out there that try to link Catholicism and Buddhism and that is not the type of thing I am looking for, nor am I looking for an overtly Apologetic book to “convert” my friend or bring him back to the faith immediately. I am simply looking for something that may begin the process of thinking more about it, and I thought something that discusses the two faiths in a “non-partisan” way so to speak, their similarities/differences, development, the founding figures, would be something interesting for him to read.
However, as I said, this is a difficult task as most books either try to advocate a hybrid Catholic-Buddhism, or are Apologetics that are not nuanced enough to walk the tightrope I am attempting. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!