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50 Spiritual Classics captures the diversity of life journeys that span centuries, continents, spiritual traditions and secular beliefs: from the historical The Book of Chuang Tzu to modern insight from the Kabbalah, from St. Augustines Confessions to Eckhart Tolles recent The Power of Now, from Don Miguel Ruizs The Four Agreements to Rick Warrens phenomenon The Purpose-Driven Life. The first and only bite-sized guide to the very best in spiritual writing, this one-of-a-kind collection includes personal diaries and compelling biographies of such diverse figures as Gandhi, Malcolm X, and Black Elk; Eastern philosophers and gurus including Krishnamurti, Yogananda, Chögyam Trungpa and Suzuki; and Western saints and mystics such as St. Francis of Assisi, Herman Hesse and Simone Weil.
In its commentaries of both the conventional classics as well as new writings destined to endure, 50 Spiritual Classics makes universal the human spiritual experience beyond time and space and will inspire spiritual seekers everywhere to begin their own adventure.
I've owned this particular book by Tom Butler-Bowden for around eight years (probably purchased around its publication in 2005). Read morePublished 10 months ago by Etienne Jackson
Excitingly refreshing. Thoughts never thought before. Will find one or more similar in tone to read and ponder. Much new to my train..THANK you Thomas!Published 10 months ago by Karen Meyer
Goes well with 50 philosophy classics gives. Leads to further reseach I am over 80yrs and have most of books in my library.Published 11 months ago by Gordonbertram
If your looking for a spiritual path this is an excellent pointer.
If your looking for a stand alone source its short summaries are not sufficient.
Not only is this book a perfect reference guide to some of the world's greatest spiritual literature, but it clarifies and explains many complex ideas by various authors, sages,... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Dr. jur. George Mentz JD MBA CWM (Author and Teacher)
A 'GO TO' REFERENCE TO THE BEST CLASSIC, HISTORICAL
AND INSPIRATIONAL LITERATURE. NON-DENOMINATIONAL
AND UN-BIASED SUMMARY OF EACH BOOK WITH INFORMATION
ON AUTHOR... Read more
In these 50 spiritual classics, if they remind us of anything, it is the fragility of our humanity. We humans are really just "little fearful ego machines," rudderless in constant... Read morePublished on July 22, 2011 by Herbert L Calhoun
The selections here demonstrate how well versed and open-minded and intelligent the author is. He does a fantastic job giving the essence of each book, and his voice is strong and... Read morePublished on March 17, 2011 by Adam Rose
A lot of wonderful books have been written, but not all of us have time to read as many of them as we would like. Read morePublished on December 11, 2010 by Jaylia3