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.
Excellent! Wonderfully well-written survey of and introduction to essential Spiritual ClassicsI Would make a great textbook for a Spritual Classics 101 Course. Read morePublished 2 months ago by karl melanson
I've owned this particular book by Tom Butler-Bowden for around eight years (probably purchased around its publication in 2005). Read morePublished 13 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 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
Goes well with 50 philosophy classics gives. Leads to further reseach I am over 80yrs and have most of books in my library.Published 14 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 18 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