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—The New Yorker
"Hawke (Ash Wednesday) pens a heartwarming, medieval tale on ethics . . . an easy and endearing read, perfect for young and old children alike."
"Philosophy lovers will enjoy the Eastern and Western philosophical musings, but everyone will enjoy the touching storyline."
"Hawke's book of wisdom declaring life to be a gift should be pondered."
"Entertaining and insightful."
—The Buffalo News
"A deliciously digestible read. . . . Read this book. You’ll be reminded of just how powerful simple gestures can be when they’re fueled by passion and purpose."
—The Free Lance-Star
About the Author
- File Size : 13856 KB
- Publication Date : November 10, 2015
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 120 pages
- Publisher : Knopf (November 10, 2015)
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00UEKBRUI
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #163,800 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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"Rules for a Knight" an absolute gem. If you have come to the conclusion that you want to be fit, be a millionaire, or have a great relationship with your significant other, you've probably realized that the change you seek must come from within. This book is the best roadmap to get there that I've ever seen (and I read LOTS of 'self-help' books); it provides the what and the why to nearly every internal aspect.
The reason I love this book is it doesn't just re-present the childhood dogma, it JUSTIFIES them. Ever wondered why it's bad to lie, even if you know you'll never get caught? This book explains. Ever wondered how to implement the phrase "forgive and forget"? The book explains why forgiveness is NOT forgetting, and how to restore your inner peace. Ever wondered WHY people always say "money doesn't matter"? This book explains what you gain when you give (counter-intuitive, I know.).
Even better, the short beautiful book presents all of its points through parables. Meaning in NEVER gets boring! It really is a succinct collection of interesting medieval stories that make a point. I have read this book twice so far and after buying each of my future kids a copy, plan to read it another fifty more before I die. Very rarely is the cost of a book justified in my eyes, but this book is worth MORE than double what it's selling for.
I guarantee you will instantly have 10% better life if you read this book thoughtfully. Still on the fence? BUY IT! Do whatever you need to do to read it (pirate it, barter for it, borrow it from the local library etc.)
I'm really happy to have read this and I completely recommend it to you. I hope this review helps you.
Love, loss, friendship, life,death, all this is covered and so much more. This is a perfect gift for anyone who has young children, boy and girls! Ethan Hawke does an excellent job making the rules of Knighthood applicable to all. I already passed along my copy to a little boy who will need it and will probably be picking up another one for myself soon!
As far as the binding, beautiful. I'm a sucker for a solid hardcover book and this book delivers. It's small, so it fits in the palm of your hand or your back pocket easily. One might also say it would fit perfectly into the hands of a child. I should also mention that 100% of the royalties from this book go to organizations that help kids overcome learning disabilities.
I cannot recommend this book enough. All can learn something from this tome of tales, child and grownup alike. A world with a few more knights is a world I could love to live in.