A small book, Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction by Damien Keown is a very informative book about Buddhism. The more I read this book, the more I don’t know about Buddhism though I am a Buddhist. The book presents us about Buddhism in a simple, clear, concise, accurate, and (usually) respectful way. It briefly covers the historical Buddha, the development and foundations of the different major branches, and the major themes, beliefs, and ideas.
People are always asking me for a book that “explains Buddhism”. Therefore, this book would be the recommended one for both Buddhists and the people who are interested in searching about Buddhism.