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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reprint edition (October 29, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345457633
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345457639
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #783,428 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Moses, a freelance writer and advertising executive with a special interest in meditation and stress reduction techniques, draws on his studies of world scriptures to offer this interfaith compilation of assorted verses affirming similar principles, e.g., the Golden Rule. For each of the 28 principles included, Moses begins with brief thoughts of his own (about half a page), then offers a two-page spread of five or six relevant scriptural passages. This is an interesting idea, but the book would be more useful if the passages were identified explicitly as to source, rather than just being designated ``Islam,'' ``Christianity,'' ``Buddhism,'' etc.

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"I pray that this book accomplishes what God wants it to."
--Mother Teresa

“As this book shows . . . every major religion of the world has similar ideas of love [and] the same goal of benefiting humanity through spiritual practice.”
—The Dalai Lama

“An impressive array of selections. They show common ethics that transcend the narrow confines of sectarianism.”
—Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Brilliant . . . [A] very important book.”
—Jewish Civic Press

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I searched for probably ten minutes in different sections but when I picked up this book I knew immediately that it was the book I was supposed to buy.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Shea on June 10, 2003
Format: Paperback
This book is a blessing. One Saturday, exactly two years to the day after my daughter died, I walked into a bookstore looking for something. I had and have been on a spiritual journey since her death and I was in sad shape when I entered the store with my other two children. A number of years ago I had read a quote about the Golden Rule and how different religions all expressed it in slightly different ways but didn't realize and didn't really care that it was from a book. Lately though I had been thinking about it over and over and about how all religions are really from the same root. These thoughts had consumed me, especially since for the past two years I have been reading a lot of literature of the different religions. At any rate, that Saturday, almost exactly two years to the hour after she died, I walked into that bookstore. At once I knew there was a book in there I was supposed to have and that I would be led to it. I searched for probably ten minutes in different sections but when I picked up this book I knew immediately that it was the book I was supposed to buy. The quote that I had remembered and lately had constantly thought about was in there. It let me know that I was watched over and was being led to answers on religions that I was on a search for. This book showed me that my belief was correct, that all religions in their major teachings are essentially alike. If you read this book you can't help but come to the conclusion that differences in religion are minor compared to the major teachings they share. I highly recommend this book to anyone of any religion.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 1, 2001
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A great premise brought low by laziness. Or something like. I was quite looking forward to this book, but found, to my dismay, that it didn't cite any sources for any of the great principles shared. While I could discern the biblical background of the Christian principles (but no book, chapter and verse offered), I had no way to tell where the stated principles of the other religions originated -- a huge disservice to the reader, who's left with simplistic statements by the author as to what the religions believe on a given topic, but not direct quotes (or even paraphrases with sources listed) to accurately give their beliefs. Not for anyone seriously wanting to find unity of thought, as the thought all seems to come from the author.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Quaker Annie on August 2, 2001
Format: Paperback
This tiny little pocket book seems a bit overpriced at first -- but it isn't something you read and then put away. This is a book to carry with you, and to read again and again. (Note: we made a small cloth book cover for this book to make sure it will last longer!)
This book is more of an inspiration than documentation (in the back there is a list of the sources used), but then if every quote had a reference number attached to it, this would no longer be a truly "pocket-sized" book.
As the introduction, by the Dalai Lama, says: "Every major religion of the world has similar ideals of love, the same goal of benefitting humanity through spiritual practice, and the same effect of making their followers into better human beings. As this book shows, the religious teachers wanted to lead people away from paths of misdeeds caused by ignorance and introduce them to paths of goodness."
And even beyond that, this book shows that beneath the surface differences between religions, there is a unifying message. If we all could accept this connection, and not argue about the really insignificant external differences, individuals might attain enlightenment, and the world might find peace.
Under each category "Blessed are the Peacemakers," for example, there are first some thoughts on that topic, followed by short quotes from major world religions: Christianity (Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God); Islam (Shall I tell you what acts are better than fasting, charity and prayer?
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Emily M. Enders on March 27, 2006
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This book represnts an effort to look at the philosophies and creeds that unite humanity. It demonstrates the humanistic unity amongst religions, which is a powerful message that we could all benefit from appreciating. Through looking at sacred texts on the golden rule, love, peace, and other ideals, the author celebrates and shows enormous respect for all of the major religions.

My one complaint is that there are no citations whatsover other than to mention the religion from which the source is from. For example, the author will cite something as "from Christianity" or "from Islam", but will make no mention of where in the Bible or Koran this belief is derived. I appreciate the snippet-like approach to some degree, but from an academic standpoint, the lack of citatations to direct one further or to help understand the context prevents me from taking the effort very seriously.

It's a good read, but the format does not do the texts justice. The impression I get is that the author wishes for us to appreciate religion as a casual museum patron might view a painting; that is, to appreciate it's beauty and virtue, but with no encouragement to really experience it--scholarly or personally--beyond that.
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