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Living Beautifully

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ISBN: 9781611800760
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Published: Shambhala - October 8th, 2013

Another great dharma book from Pema! She is just a master at taking somewhat arcane Buddhist teachings and putting them into plain English. This is a perfect book for people who have already been introduces to meditation a little and are exploring the path forward. Can't miss. ~ Reviewed by Chris Morrow


Living Beautifully

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ISBN: 9781611800760
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Published: Shambhala - October 8th, 2013

This wise and encouraging book from the American Buddhist nun teaches us through "The Three Commitments" to embrace our prickly natures and habitual patterns in order to live fearlessly and be completely present for ourselves and for those in our lives and in the world, even in the most challenging and difficult times. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer


Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki - Book Review

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By Shunryu Suzuki, Trudy Dixon (Editor), Huston Smith (Preface by), Richard Baker (Introduction by), David Chadwick (Afterword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590308493
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Published: Shambhala - June 28th, 2011

This beautiful book begs to be read again and again. You will come out of the experience with something new each time. An essential read for anyone practicing zen, no matter your age, length of practice or religion. ~ Reviewed by Cheryl Cornwell


Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years

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ISBN: 9780143118695
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Published: Penguin Books - February 22nd, 2011

Dazzling scholarship, elegant writing, and comprehensive scope establish this magisterial work as the likely standard against which all histories of Christianity will be measured for years to come. The history that Diarmaid MacCulloch has been preparing to write for decades. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chogyam Trungpa - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781590304518
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Published: Shambhala - March 27th, 2007

Trungpa was a genius, a meditation master and an artist. All his books are wonderful. This is a perfect introduction to the wisdom traditions without the religion. ~ Reviewed by Chris Morrow


How to Read the Bible

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ISBN: 9780743235877
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Published: Free Press - October 21st, 2008

Where was it one first heard of the truth? The the.
--Wallace Stevens
Even as he warns away "people of traditional faith" who may find the contents of his book "disturbing", James Kugel offers the rest of us an engaging account of modern biblical scholarship and its impact on the status of the Old Testament in Judaism and Christianity. Here in telling detail is the aeons-long process by which an unlicked miscellany of legends, legal codes, prophecies, prayers, songs, poems, wisdom squibs and histories were augmented, abbreviated, spun for propaganda, mutilated in redaction, cut, spliced, interpolated and, in the final centuries BCE, assembled while at the same time being-- this is crucial-- reinterpreted to form the Old Testament we have had now for nearly two millennia. "Historical" veracity? "Original" meaning? "Literal" truth? Just as Kugel persuasively argues that no such thing hasever existed or even been possible for the Old Testament, so he makes a compelling case for Scripture as a "sacred precinct" in which "the divine presence suffuses every part", a foundational Book equally human and Other-some, in which faith can rest confidently, even radiantly. Here is a text for theologian and secularist alike, closely addressing a subject we will have with us always.


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