Dr. Smith maintains a conversational tone throughout The World's Religions. He is not pedantic, but rather makes the reader feel as though he were sharing very interesting information. Nothing that might indicate any of his personal feelings about any of the religions appears in the discussion. His objectivity prevents prejudices or misconceptions from getting in the way of the smooth read of this book. There is a tone of universal understanding and acceptance about the work that makes it a refreshing approach to such a topic.