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The Oasis Within: A Journey of Preparation Paperback – August 18, 2015
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About the Author
Tom Morris is the author of over twenty books. His twelfth, True Success, launched him into an ongoing adventure as a philosopher working throughout the broader culture. His audiences have included a great many of the Fortune 500 companies and the largest national and international trade associations. His work has been noted or covered by NBC, ABC, CNN, CNBC, NPR, and in most major newspapers and news magazines. He is also the author of the books If Aristotle Ran General Motors, Philosophy for Dummies, The Art of Achievement, The Stoic Art of Living, The 7 Cs of Success, Twisdom, and If Harry Potter Ran General Electric: Leadership Wisdom from the World of the Wizards. He just may be the world’s happiest philosopher.
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This book is so jammed packed with practical wisdom, that I'm wonder what could be said in the upcoming novels in the series, Walid and The Mysteries of Phi. My recommendation is that you buy two copies, share one with a friend or family member, and then talk about the stories and wisdom that Tom brings to us. This would be particularly good for a grandparent to give to their grandchild as they enter middle school. The Oasis Within: A Journey of Preparation
I just finished the book, and by the end I couldn't wait for the next one in the series to come out.
What makes this book special?
First, it contains deep but accessible truths that can be applied to life. This isn't esoteric "wisdom", but rather practical wisdom that can be used in our daily lives, as told by an uncle to his nephew. Here are a few examples:
We can't control the day, but only what we make of the day.
The worst times in our lives can make possible the best times.
The purpose of wisdom is to be lived in the world.
Consider the possibility that uncertainty is a gift.
Most people don't know what they truly need because they don't know who they really are.
The oasis within is a place of strength and positive possibility.
Second, the book contains much wisdom for the modern world. It is fascinating, entertaining, and draws you into a different world. As Walid and his uncle Ali travel with others across the desert, there are many interesting conversations and some surprising events that set the stage for what I anticipate will be a great series of books that I'll read more than once!
I'm eagerly awaiting the release of the next book in the series this month. Much is yet to be revealed about true wisdom for life, and the story of Ali and Walid...
This first in a series, Walid and The Mysteries of Phi, may be Morris’s initial venture into fiction but this book moves us far beyond fiction. We are carried into a world of a different culture in a time and place not completely remote. There we are invited to share in such fundamental understandings of the human condition that we must ask “Why did no one ever explain this to me in this way?” He writes with love and power and may be offering a menu for moving beyond the stagnate morass that seems to define the way some see our world today. A great read and a wonderful start, Dr Tom. Give us more