The list author says: "Books, films, music, this list is for those of us who are always looking for new thinks to provoke our thoughts, stretch our imaginations to other creeds, other cultures, other people. An ever-growing list, I promise to update it accordingly. Any suggestions? Please let me know."
"This remarkable documentary just came out on DVD. For my opinion on the film, please see my review. But let me just say that if you are looking for something with a message, itÂs offered without force. The filmmakers throw their questions into the void for everyone to answer. In this way, they give us the most powerful way to answer life's toughest questions."
"Harrowing and thought provoking, I suppose many people will dismiss this book. But I will say that Prejean is never preachy or rude. And yet she does not merely present her observations. She tells readers what she sees and what she thinks. She doesn't shy away from more gruesome details, but overall, her reflections are insightful and necessary."
"Night is Wiesel's first in a trilogy, telling the story of the young boy's experience in the concentration camps of the Second World War. A young Jew with very little comprehension of his fate, his journey is bleak and haunting, ultimately forcing readers to come to terms with some of the darkest moments of our human history. Wiesel's writing is phenomenal."
"This film tells the story of a young Jewish man and his wife. Set in 1930s Italy, the young couple has a son, but their lives are changed forever when the family is taken to a concentration camp. Absolutely heart-wrenching, believe me that this movie cannot be watched without a box of kleenex. But ultimately, this film gives a beautiful story of the human spirit, rising above lifeÂs worst moments."
"Have you ever thought: if I were to die tomorrow, what would I do today? If I could say one last thing, would I be able to speak? In this beautiful book, Randy Pausch does exactly that. Terminally ill, the professor wrote this book, literally as his life was ending. Here he presents a last lecture for the entire world and a speech heard for the rest of our time."
"Frederick Douglass is a person that everyone has heard of, everyone has spoken about, but I doubt if everyone has read. Because one can always tell when someone has read something of DouglassÂ. People who have adamantly recognize Douglass for what he was: an incredibly intelligent man who gave us some of the most thought-provoking writing of our time."
"This film, based on a screenplay of the same name, tells the story of Sir Thomas More, chancellor for England's King Henry VIII, faces certain execution for standing against the King's decision to break from the Roman Catholic Church. A moving account for people of all faiths, Sir Thomas More's courage is impressive."
"A wonderful introduction to philosophy, Rachels offers excellent explanations for some of the greatest philosophers, both classical and contemporary. The philosophies presented are all very impressive and thought-provoking. Philosophy, though it turns many people off, is a great experiment at looking at the world through new glasses."
"A beautifully written novel that tells the story of a woman living in Afghanistan through all of the troubles of the modern world. As she grows old with a man who doesn't see her worth, she struggles to find purpose to her life. A story of women in a family where woman are worthless, Hosseini's story is beautiful and deep."