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Jen Hancock's Handy Humanism Handbook Paperback – August 5, 2011
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She is one of the few individuals in America who was raised as a Humanist and she brings her delightful sense of humor, creativity, and compassion combined with a no-nonsense approach to all of her work and her coaching. She will help you focus on what really matters in your life and will teach you the practical skills you need to live your life the way you know you should be: ethically, compassionately and responsibly.
To learn more about her visit her website at http://www.jen-hancock.com
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Top Customer Reviews
Succinct, easily digestible, and quite thought provoking. I definitely recommend this quick primer to anyone who knows they are compassionate and moral, but who hasn't found a place in religion.
Jen Hancock's Handy Humanism Handbook is a fun introduction to the topic. It was interesting to learn that the path I had followed to Humanism is a common path that many other people have followed.
The book gives a brief but thorough overview of Humanism, including:
- what Humanism is
- what we Humanists care about
- why we believe our way of thinking about the world is better than the alternatives, and
- why, if you are a Humanist, you should admit it to yourself and others
That last item in particular can be a tough one. A lot of people I know see the world in black and white, and if you're not following their version of their god, then you are obviously an agent of Satan. It's usually easier -- and far less painful -- to just keep quiet and leave them to their happy assumptions.
But Humanists do not worship Satan, or any supernatural influence. Humanism is a compassion-based morality, so if an outcome helps humans it is considered good, and if it hurts humans it is considered bad.
Whether you are already a Humanist and looking for additional information, or just someone who is seeking a new way of viewing the world, you'll find this to be a useful and enjoyable book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Clear, precise talk on defining humanism without disrespecting other beliefs. Liked the short history and clarification of humanist principles. Highly recommend.Published 8 months ago by C. Abernathy
I am first starting to read about Humanism, the book was clear. I will read more.Published 14 months ago by Stuart Kolbert
Good overview with a list of further reading that's just as valuable.Published 15 months ago by Robert Francis
I found it to be a concise discourse on humanism and how people live it in day-to-day life.Published 16 months ago by L. Lieng "Lauren"