- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: TarcherPerigee (December 8, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 158542918X
- ISBN-13: 978-1585429189
- Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 1 x 7.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 73 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #139,513 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Tao of Joy Every Day: 365 Days of Tao Living Paperback – December 8, 2011
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Praise for Derek Lin’s books:
The Tao of Joy Every Day:
“The book offers up easily digestible wisdom for when you need a quick bit of inspiration. It is a great way to start the day, and it's small size makes it ideal for a nightstand book. It's short but powerful entries are great for settling the mind before bedtime, or on nights when you can't sleep. It's a great addition to any Eastern wisdom book collection.”
—The Buddhist Blog
The Tao of Daily Life:
Winner: Best Spirituality/ Alternative Science Book (The Coalition of Visionary Resources)
“This book has given me a large amount of understanding and inspiration in my own life. It is well written so that those of any religion (or lack of) can greatly benefit from its wisdom. I would put this book at the top of the list for anyone wanting to help move past the daily trivialities and frustrations that an inhibit our lives. This is also a perfect companion to applying the Tao Te Ching to the daily life.”
—Saint Monica’s Episcopal Church’s Book Corner
“The perfect book for readers who are interested in Taoism and want a little daily inspiration. The Tao of Daily Life combines ancient Eastern wisdom with practical application—perfect for busy Western readers!”
“There are some wonderful stories here! A top-drawer collection of Taoist teaching stories and commentaries on this ancient path.”
—Spirituality and Practice, “Best Spiritual Books of 2007”
The Tao of Success:
Winner: Best Spirituality Book (The Coalition of Visionary Resources)
“This book represents a melding of the best of eastern and western thinking.”
—Bill Tammeus, Faith Matters
“A practical, systematic approach to the ancient and time-honored spiritual learning process. Using the same format that made The Tao of Daily Life a breakout Eastern wisdom bestseller, Lin draws on the power of Taoist stories to illustrate important keys, or lessons.’
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"Living in the modern world, we all lead busy lives. There is always so much we need to do that any kind of long-term commitment to spiritual cultivation seems impossible. You may be aware of a need to really work on yourself within, but you can never seem to get around to it. This book is the answer. All you have to do is read one page per day. Each page takes only a few minutes to present you with a Tao-centric concept," Lin says.
He adds, "A year from now, when you finish the last page, the hands that close this book will belong to an entirely new person. One year out of your life will make all the difference in the world."
I found the daily readings relevant and useful. They give you substance to consider throughout the day. The one thing lacking, however, is a short antidote to describe the meaning in daily life from a real life perspective. Lin has done this in other books and it makes a big difference.
I understand the idea is to make each reading short so as to be read daily in a short amount of time. But a very brief story illustrating the meaning of the passage in daily life wouldn't need to take but an additional 50 to 150 words.
-- Susanna K. Hutcheson
His website is w w w dot taoism dot net