26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Good but not for everyone,
This review is from: Zen and the Birds of Appetite (New Directions Paperbook) (Paperback)
I have mixed feelings about this book. I bought the book looking for backround on zen. I did get some backround on zen from the book, but more than that the book is about the relationship between zen and Christianity. This is not made clear on the cover, and it wasnt really what I had in mind. However the author covered this topic so well, and showed such insight into the relationships between all religions that I found the book very rewarding. I would recommend the book to Christians wanting to know more about zen and to anyone interested in the similarities between eastern and western thought, but not to those readers looking exclusively for insight on zen.