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    1. Letter to a Christian Nation
    2. Tempting Faith: An Inside Story
    3. The Language of God: A Scientist
    4. The End of Faith: Religion, Terror,
    5. The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian,
    6. Faith and Politics: How the "Moral
    7. While Europe Slept: How Radical
    8. Life and Teaching of the Masters
    9. The Creation: An Appeal to Save
    10. On Bullshit
    11. God's War: A New History of the
    12. A Course in Miracles (Workbook
    13. American Theocracy: The Peril
    14. Integral Spirituality: A Startling
    15. Let Your Life Speak: Listening
    16. Man's Search For Meaning
    17. Londonistan
    18. Getting in the Gap: Making Conscious
    19. No god but God: The Origins, Evolution,
    20. Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A

    1. Letter to a Christian Nation
    by Knopf
    Hardcover (19 September, 2006)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Beginning of a Needed Dialog
    This book is one of the most interesting summaries of the need for a dialog on what religion has brought us.Whether you are a believer or not, this short, concise and well written book will hopefully be a stimulant for assessing what one believes in the face of overwhelming pressure to subscribe to one religion or another.It is a calling for accountability for in how we live our lives, and not to "give it up" as they say to a higher being - as if you were an actor on a stage.This book will also lead you to question whether religion has brought more suffering to the world or less.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Harris tries to be brief, but misses
    91 pages and you're done.Sam Harris does his best to get to the point: Christianity is false and everyone should stop believing it right now.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Oh, the irony
    God, save me from your followers. And while you're at it save me from their equally intolerant detractors. These people cry out for an end to religion because it is bigoted and intolerant, but they have no problem with their own intolerance or calls for an end to free speech. They would overturn the First Amendment if they had their way. I wonder what would come next, midnight arrests at the homes of believers?
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    Subjects:  1. Christianity    2. Christianity - Christian Life - General    3. Christianity - Christian Life - Pop Culture Issues    4. Christianity - Christian Life - Social Issues    5. Christianity - History - Social Issues    6. Christianity and politics    7. Church and state    8. Fundamentalism    9. Religion    10. Religion - Christian Life    11. Religion And Politics    12. Religion, Politics & State    13. United States    14. Current Events / General   

    2. Tempting Faith: An Inside Story of Political Seduction
    by Free Press
    Hardcover (16 October, 2006)
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Important Revelations!
    "Tempting Faith" begins with Kuo's early life, his accepting Christianity, and gaining credibility through working for Bill Bennett, Ralph Reed, John Ashcroft, Bob Dole, and Pat Robertson.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent, Balanced
    It's hard to imagine, but after all the author went through with this administration, the author still seemed in awe of Pres. Bush.I expected the anger of someone who felt he'd been betrayed, but instead, criticism seemed downplayed and it was simply compelling story of the author's hopes and his realization that he'd taken the wrong route to achieve them.I definitely recommend it.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Who cares ifthey "like" us?

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    Subjects:  1. Christianity - Christian Life - Political Issues    2. Christianity and politics    3. Church And Government    4. Church and state    5. Government - Executive Branch    6. Government - National    7. Religion    8. Religion - Christian Life    9. Religion - Socialissues    10. Religion And Politics    11. Religion, Politics & State    12. Religious right    13. United States    14. Religion / Church & State   

    3. The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief
    by Free Press
    Hardcover (11 July, 2006)
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    3-0 out of 5 stars More Fact, Less Opinion Please
    There are many areas of this book where this brilliant scientist documents science correctly and accurately, but unfortunately Dr. Collins also tries to pass off a lot of erroneous opinions as fact.Some specific examples follow. 3-0 out of 5 stars Great Book!!!
    I have thouroughly enjoyed this book, although i could not give it past three stars.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Required Reading for Fundamentalists and Atheists
    This gentle, well reasoned and insightful book should be required reading for all fundamentalists and atheists.I'm a Christian and since I hit my first biology class at age 13 I've wondered how to explain to all the folks in my denomination that they were wrong about evolution and that denying evolution was really a slap in the face of God, denying one of His most amazing acts because they don't like those nasty evolutionists.To believers he says, "The consequence (of being anti-evolution) can bring ridicule on the church, driving sincere seekers away from God instead of into His arms."On the other hand, those nasty evolutionists ought to read it as well.To them Dr. Collins says, "Keep in mind that the pure water of spiritual truth is carried in those rusty containers called human beings, so there should be no surprise that at times those foundational beliefs can be severely distorted."Yes, both Christians and scientists can be buttheads.Don't let that stand in the way of the truth.Read this book.(Did you hear me, Kansas State Board of Education?) ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Apologetics    2. General    3. Philosophy    4. Philosophy & Social Aspects    5. Religion    6. Religion & Science    7. Religion - Commentaries / Reference    8. Religion - Socialissues    9. Religion And Science    10. Philosophy of religion    11. Philosophy of science    12. Religion / Philosophy   

    4. The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason
    by W. W. Norton
    Paperback (10 October, 2005)
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    Sam Harris cranks out blunt, hard-hitting chapters to make his case for why faith itself is the most dangerous element of modern life.And if the devil's in the details, then you'll find Satan waiting at the back of the book in the very substantial notes section where Harris saves his more esoteric discussions to avoid sidetracking the urgency of his message. Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars deeply ingrained religious baggage
    This is a provocative book - intentionally so - that hits the mark pretty much dead on.Harris argues with patient reason and considerable humor that we, as a nation and a global culture, have suffered terribly as a result of our deeply ingrained religious baggage.He argues persuasively for us to free ourselves of these persistent belief systems in order to rise above the intolerance and ignorance they too often promote.Most readers will be challenged, and many offended, by these arguments, but they will find it difficult to rationally refute them without lapsing into defenses of their preconceived belief systems.I found the book weakest in its stretch to address consciousness, and to contrast mysticism with religion, but these are relatively minor quibbles that detract only somewhat from the broad suite of empirical evidence Harris brings to the table (augmented with over 60 pages of supporting notes).The sooner we turn the corner on the road Harris lays out, the better we will all be in the long run.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Religion versus Spirituality
    Harris is doing what so many are trying to do.He has reached a point in his life when the religion of spirituality doesn't make sense, yet his spiritual religion does.Religion is an institutionalized remedy used to control the masses, usually through fear, and that institution has nothing to do with faith.Religion and terror are key words, but Harris misses the most important part of being human, that we have a choice to be religious and therefore subjected to the terror of this institution, or to recognize our spirit as part of the the true "religion", non-denominational, non-secular, and therefore truly faithful. We need this book because it forces the questions and definition of religion versus spirituality.Pair this with "God Winks"and "Forget The Cures, Find The Cause," and we may actually get a spiritual education.

    1-0 out of 5 stars disappointing, says one anti-theist
    while I looked forward to reading this I was immediately disappointed to discover that the author is in fact
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    Subjects:  1. Comparative Religion    2. Controversial literature    3. General    4. International Relations - General    5. Movements - Rationalism    6. Philosophy    7. Political Freedom & Security - International Secur    8. Politics / Current Events    9. Psychology, Religious    10. Religion    11. Religious aspects    12. Terrorism    13. Current Events / General    14. Miscellaneous Items    15. POLITICS & GOVERNMENT   

    5. The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew-- Three Women Search for Understanding
    by Free Press
    Hardcover (03 October, 2006)
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Check It Out
    The Faith Club arose out of the rubble of 9-11, as three young mothers living in New York City - a Muslim, a Christian, and a Jew - agreed to meet together to discuss their differing faiths and how they might learn to live together in peace.
    4-0 out of 5 stars a beautiful read
    I think in it's own little way this book does what it can to spread some hope and optimism about Jewish, Christian, and Muslim people living together in harmony.
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    Subjects:  1. Christianity    2. Christianity and other religions    3. Church And Other Religions    4. Comparative Religion    5. Faith    6. General    7. Judaism    8. Relations    9. Religion    10. Religion - Christian Life    11. Religion - World Religions    12. Religions    13. Spirituality - Women's    14. Religion / Faith   

    6. Faith and Politics: How the "Moral Values" Debate Divides America and How to Move Forward Together
    by Viking Adult
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    5-0 out of 5 stars you shall love your neighbor as yourself
    Danforth follows the teachings of Jesus in this moderate and sensible discussion of the extremes theocons go to in following an badly distorted religion that has little to do with NT Christianity.Danforth makes the point much less emphatically than that, always willing to give evangelicals more than the benefit of the doubt. Nevertheless, the gun-totin' execution-advocatin'tax-hatin' theocons bear no resemblance to the Jesus of the bible who advised against using weapons, stopped an execution, and in Lukehas only hard words for the rich and those who pursue wealth.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Where's the Democrat Doing the Same?
    In terms of extreme partisanship, Danforth has nailed the problems with the modern Republican Party on the head.The greatest confusion on this issue, however, rests in the assumption that the most vociferous opponents of the Republicans are somehow different.They are fanatical too, and in a profoundly quasi-religious way. Righteousness is now at the core of both party bases.
    1-0 out of 5 stars Politics and Faithyness
    In 1909, G.K. Chesterton recognized the danger of Episcopalianism ceasing to be a religion without ceasing to be a church.Mr. Danforth, who publicly dons the mantle of credibility as a former Episcopalian clergyman, seems to be a perfect example of this unfortunate decline.The kernel is gone but he clings to the shell.
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    Subjects:  1. Christianity and politics    2. Government - U.S. Government    3. Political Ideologies - Conservatism & Liberalism    4. Political Process - Political Parties    5. Political Science    6. Politics / Current Events    7. Politics/International Relations    8. Religion And Politics    9. Religion, Politics & State    10. United States    11. Political Science / Political Parties   

    7. While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within
    by Doubleday
    Hardcover (21 February, 2006)
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Informative but casts too wide a net.
    Bruce Bawer's book is informative and covers quite a lot of ground in its description of the insidious nature of radical Islam in Europe and how the political elite are more enamoured with political power over a propagandised electorate instead of applying themselves to the defence of freedom. But that is what European style government is all about despite the contemporary terrorism of radical Islam, and is--like democracy--the antithesis of freedom.
    5-0 out of 5 stars While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West
    Hardly a more timely subject can be found.Perhaps long overdue, if you want to educate and inform yourself about what is really going on behind the press headlines, you owe it to yourself to read this book.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful, but exaggerates Europe's fate
    Having lived in Europe for a few years, I can safely say that the extreme liberal PC policies of "Sure! Anyone can live here!" mentality towards immigration have lead to a dangerously large anti-European Muslim population. This will be a large issue for the continent in the current century, but is Europe going to become part of a monstrous Islamic Calliphate? Highly doubtful
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    Subjects:  1. Biography / Autobiography    2. Emigration & Immigration    3. Europe    4. Islam - General    5. Islamic Government    6. Islamic Studies    7. Islamic fundamentalism    8. Muslims    9. Personal Memoirs    10. Political Freedom & Security - International Secur    11. Public Opinion And Foreign Policy    12. Public Policy - Social Policy    13. Public opinion    14. Religion    15. Religion, Politics & State    16. Sociology    17. Political Science / Social Policy   

    8. Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East (6 Vol. Set)
    by DeVorss & Company
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    5-0 out of 5 stars WOW!!
    This series of books really changed my Life!!I've actually applied what The Masters talk about and it really works!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Not a weight loss or self help book...
    I can see how western civilization readers may have a very difficult time accepting Life and Teachings as nothing more than black magic. It goes very deep. This is not a series of books that you sit down and read like the DaVinci code. Have you ever, as an example, opened up the King James version of the New Testament at your hotel room and tried to actually read it and take any of it in? Its tough. Not a page turner. Kind of boooorrring.No wonder we have sunday church to get us through it all. Life and Teachings has to be read in small bites people. Really. Yes, there is a message of sorts that comes out of it: Your religion is right. So is your neighbors and so is there neighbors. Yet it doesnt focus so much on "religion" as it does on the human potential. Thats where its at. And, thats where this read keeps going. This is not an easy book series to get through. Dont pick it up and expect "an answer" right away. You have to work a bit. Like a textbook rather than a Dan Brown Novel. It's laughable that people who read about "men that move mountains or part waters etc" can't comprehend it in anything other than magic. Life and Teachings is a thinker series. You read a bit. You stop. You think. Pick it up later and read some more. Not entertaining nor was it meant to be, but it strikes a lightning bolt at a few nerve endings you didnt know you had. And, no, you won't have to send any money to a special group or PO Box at the end. They dont have a Web site either. Baird Spalding is quite dead as are all the other scientists that went into thosemountains in the late 1800's that resulted in this book series. Read it. Don't worry. You won't grow hair on your palms and it won't corrupt your 21st century thinking on modern christianity.The message of Life and Teachings is; Put down your swords. Everyone's right about why we "are". Buddah, Jesus, Allah, Mohammmed, everyone of you....YOu all came down the same road from the same hilltop and this is an excellent tutorial on how that could be and examples of the human potential. Its nothing new. No revelations.Millions of years have gone by and its all still the same except on-going arguments.

    1-0 out of 5 stars jesus throwing thunderbolts?!
    The first volume was interesting fiction. Hide a city in a mountain?! In later volumes jesus is throwing thunderbolts and killing the 'enemy' is not the jesus of the new testament. Instead buy Aquarian Gospel, Impersonal Life, Door of Everything and on recincarnation/heaven read testimony of light, but skip the introduction and notice the constant unfolding as in the movie ground hog day ... Read more

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    9. The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth
    by W. W. Norton
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Is Darwinism bad for the environment?
    On one level this is an eloquent plea for an environmental awakening sounding the alarm on the destruction of species diversity. But this clarion call is marred by the introduction of Wilson's Darwinian obsessions. The age of environmental exploitation has also been the age of the reign of the false theoretical constructs of Darwin and his misleading and socially destructive theory of natural selection. The book even includes a hectoring section about the laws of biology, which is bad science and concealed propaganda. Wilson should know better. Biologists fancy themselves the sages of nature, but in fact the reductionist positivism of their methodology constitutes a misunderstanding of nature and reflects the concealed ideology of classical liberalism that is responsible for the indifferent ravaging of natural resources and environments. So behind the fine words Wilson is really a spokesman and ideologist for the problem, not the solution.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A Plea for the Religious & the Secular to Work Together for the Biosphere
    Thank you Edward O. Wilson for taking this burden on your shoulders; for making the plea to the religious among us to abandon the Dominionist principle that the Earth is here to be bent to humankind's will and save the biodiversity that makes our lives livable.
    5-0 out of 5 stars One long appeal
    When Charles Darwin published "The Origin of Species" he declared it to be "one long argument".Today, less than 150 years later, Edward O. Wilson explains that the one species omitted [except for one sentence] from the "argument" is devastating the life of the planet.In one long appeal to a fictional Baptist pastor, Wilson describes what is clear to all but a few dedicated die-hards - life on this planet is in deep trouble.The die-hards are firmly identified in the opening passages; Christians in the US who regard themselves as "biblical literalists".Such folk expect the Apocalypse soon and saving the environment is of little concern.
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    Subjects:  1. Biology    2. Creation    3. Environmental Science    4. General    5. Life Sciences - Evolution    6. Philosophy & Social Aspects    7. Religion & Science    8. Science    9. Science/Mathematics    10. Christianity    11. Science / Environmental Science    12. Science: General Issues   

    10. On Bullshit
    by Princeton University Press
    Hardcover (10 January, 2005)
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    "One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit," Harry G. Frankfurt writes, in what must surely be the most eyebrow-raising opener in modern philosophical prose. "Everyone knows this. Each of us contributes his share. But we tend to take the situation for granted." This compact little book, as pungent as the phenomenon it explores, attempts to articulate a theory of this contemporary scourge--what it is, what it does, and why there's so much of it. The result is entertaining and enlightening in almost equal measure. It can't be denied; part of the book's charm is the puerile pleasure of reading classic academic discourse punctuated at regular intervals by the word "bullshit." More pertinent is Frankfurt's focus on intentions--the Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Tongue -in-Cheek look at a Serious Subject
    Horsefeathers, Hogwash, Balderdash do not carry the same weight as the title.Franfurt looks at the the subject and tries to explain what we mean by this term.It is both a serious look at the subject and at the same time it is tongue-in-cheek.Frankfurt explains the words place in our society and it is very funny the entire time without reaching to be funny.We all know what the word means without having it explained and yet, trying to explain it is very hard.Frankfurt explains the place this word has in society and why the other words don't quite measure up.The book is both a philosophical and comedic read.Frankfurt tells the reader this up front without ever explaining it outright.It is both very short and easy to read.One sitting, but it is very profound and that is the mark of a great book.Highly Reccommended.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Telling it Like it is
    A tremendously artful (if very short) book, this is a republishing of a paper written in 1986. It not only is about BS, it is BS itself. It not only describes but exemplifies.
    1-0 out of 5 stars Title sells the book ...
    The book definitely reads like a college thesis and severely lacks any original or entertaining thoughts.Save your money. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Ethics & Moral Philosophy    2. Ethics (Specific Aspects)    3. Moral Theology    4. Philosophy    5. Truthfulness and falsehood    6. American Language and Literature    7. Philosophy / Ethics & Moral Philosophy    8. Sociology    9. World History/Comparative History   

    11. God's War: A New History of the Crusades
    by Belknap Press
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    12. A Course in Miracles (Workbook for Students, Manual for Teachers)
    by Foundation for Inner Peace
    Paperback (01 January, 1992)
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    When Helen Schucman, a professor of medical psychology at Columbia University, began hearing an inner voice of rapid dictation (which she eventually identified as the voice of Jesus), she decided to start taking shorthand notes. Then, with the support and encouragement of a colleague, Schucman continued to assemble the teachings that came to her. The result is Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars I LOVED THIS BOOK
    5-0 out of 5 stars a work in progress
    I first became familiar with a Course in Miracles in the early 90's by attending classes for it at a Unity Church. Of course, without reading it had no real idea what it was about. Purchased the book soon after, read the text and started the workbook; but, I stopped at about lesson 100 because of a major life change. It was probably just as well because I really don't think I understood it clearly. A year ago I read Gary Renard's book "The Disappearance Of The Universe" which really brought it down to a human level. I started the workbook again (currently on lesson 268) and it has changed my life. My mind is much quieter, much more free of mindless chatter. Don't get me wrong, I still have those crazy days. I highly recommend everyone buying this book and keep it on hand for when you are ready for it.

    1-0 out of 5 stars I hope you all find help
    because if you think this is the way to go, you are truly in need of it.First, a careful reading of the Bible mentions false prophets and such (after end point of the Bible) but otherwise says nothing occurs till time for "rapture" and 2nd coming.Unless you want to claim we're in second coming, people who hear from Jesus are either deluded or false prophets.You are free to decide which.On that basis, however, the ideas espoused in the book are either pointless,useless (if delusional), or meant to pull people to the Anti-C if false prophecy.Again, your decision. (Free-will - remember and apply it !!!) ... Read more

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    13. American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21stCentury
    by Viking Adult
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Everything Wrong with the Radical Right
    This is an excellent book that deeply explores the history and politics of America's oil addiction, and how it is enslaving the U.S. to foreign countries. If you care about American democracy and America's independence, you will read this book.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good, but....
    I agreed with much of this book.thought by the Title it would primarily be about the dangers of religion in politics. However, it seems the author thinks "radical secularism" is almost as bad as fundamentalism. It does paint a bleak picture of the future of America. Another problem was it was a bit boring at some points. Finally, a critique I have of quite a few books I have read recently. Authors, PLEASE stop using endnotes! They are very difficult to look up! Either (perferably) use footnotes (at the bottom of the page) or put notes at the end of each chapter.

    2-0 out of 5 stars A Missed Opportunity
    Kevin Phillips picked a worthy set of topics but unfortunately, his diagnosis misses the boat.He tries to suggest that oil dependence, (Christian) religious fundamentalism and what he calls the "financialization" of the American economy hold great peril for the United States.He is right that the nation faces peril, but his preference to engage in feel good populism rather than truly identify policies and attitudes that put the nation at risk weakens his message.
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    14. Integral Spirituality: A Startling New Role for Religion in the Modern and Postmodern World
    by Shambhala
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Status Report on the Wilber Project
    Ken Wilber started out 30 years ago in "Spectrum of Consciousness" trying to butt-weld Buddhism onto western developmental psychology.Now in "Integral Spirituality" he is trying to imagine what religion would look like if it accepted that the modernist critique of pre-modern religion and the postmodernist critique of modernism (including science) are true.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Spirituality with intelligent thought: not a bad idea
    The previous reviewer has done a great job summarizing the content in this book, so I'll just make a few simple comments. This book will probably be most enjoyed by people who have some familiarity with Ken Wilber's work (thought this is not necessary). Not a lot of time is spent defining and suiting his theory (thank goodness, since he's already done that in a hand-full of previous books). It was refreshing to see Wilber present some significant new ideas, some revisions of previous ideas, and he also began to relate different parts of his model to each other in a more dynamic fashion (thought there is still a long way to go).
    4-0 out of 5 stars Integral Theory, with some application to spirituality
    The book mostly presents a theory of how to theorize about spirituality, rather than simply delivering a direct theory of spirituality.By this late stage, we must set high standards for Wilber to meet, for the content of his theory and his presentation of it.This presentation is not as condensed, polished, and finished as one would expect from the expert on integral spirituality; it's a hashing-out of a rebuttal to one aspect of postmodernism, and a repeated urging to take that one aspect into consideration.It has an unbalanced emphasis on "the myth of the given", as though the only aspect of postmodernism to think about is how mystic experiencing is shaped largely by cultural factors.The presentation gives the sense Wilber is still in the midst of working-out these ideas; we'll have to wait for someone else to boil down his top-heavy use of jargon into plain-spoken English in a balanced, polished presentation with straightforward subheadings.
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    15. Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation
    by Jossey-Bass
    Hardcover (10 September, 1999)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    The old Quaker adage, "Let your life speak," spoke to author Parker J. Palmer when he was in his early 30s. It summoned him to a higher purpose, so he decided that henceforth he would live a nobler life. "I lined up the most elevated ideals I could find and set out to achieve them," he writes. "The results were rarely admirable, often laughable, and sometimes grotesque.... I had simply found a 'noble' way of living a life that was not my own, a life spent imitating heroes instead of listening to my heart."Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars LetYour Life Speak review
    This book shows that it is never too late to do a little soul searching to discover your life's purpose.The author recounts his own personal struggle for self discovery and fulfillment. This book is a good read with some food for thought.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Answers are Within
    Although "Let Your Life Speak" would be considered a small book, it's definitely big on insights, ideas, and thoughts to ponder.
    5-0 out of 5 stars the book let my life speak
    I am a person who is looking for my vocation.I am confused and lost in my life.With the help of the book, I know more about the inner self.The path that the author experienced helps persons like us to face our inner self in different demension.There is one thing that alarmed me much: the author told us that depression is not our enemy but actually is our friend who leads us to God. The book explains very good about this point and let me have a new prospective on depression.
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    16. Man's Search For Meaning
    by Pocket
    Mass Market Paperback (01 December, 1997)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best you will ever read
    This is an easy to read book, which managed to make profound points about life, pain, and fate.I enjoyed reading the first part of the book and learning about what it was like to be in such a hellish place (a concentration camp), and yet still being able to be positive about life.What more can I say than its an excellent book?

    5-0 out of 5 stars I learned: All the Auschwitz survivors, including the author, had something significant yet to do with their lives!
    5-0 out of 5 stars fascinating!
    this is simply a must read for those interested in the human experience.Some of the positions concluded in this book may not be the only way to think on the issues involved, but still, this book is a great psychological workout with deep insights. ... Read more

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    17. Londonistan
    by Encounter Books
    Hardcover (08 May, 2006)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Most depressing book I have read in a long time
    Phillips nails it. And it's coming here to a city near you.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Bilious rant spoils otherwise thoughtful and penetrating analysis
    The first thing that strikes one about Melanie Phillips' impassioned broadside against radical Islam run amok is its cover (UK edition). A snapshot from the anti-Danish cartoons protest in London shows 20-month old Farisa Jihad sporting `I Love Al-Qaeda' headgear while the angry features of one keffiyeh-clad demonstrator grace the upper part of the picture. It is a poignant image of innocence soon to evaporate, the first steps of an apprenticeship in hate watched over and encouraged by the representatives of a fanatical ideology who, Phillips argues, too easily find quarter in our midst and do so at our peril.
    5-0 out of 5 stars The birth process of Islamic Fundamentalism in London
    This book expertly describes how and why the Muslim community within London gives birth to a group of radical men whom go on to committ terror throughout the world. The author questions why England has not confronted these sects more head on without the worry of insulting Muslems. An interesting and worthy point is one that indicates that living in England does not give anyone the right to denounce the goverment to the point ofproclaiming death to the goverment officials. Maybe its time to send these people back to the 'war torn' areas from which they came from and allow them to express their 'freedoms' and collect ' state financial aid' there. This point is raised and the reader has the option of agreeing or not. The best thing about this book is that it was written and demands that action be taken place to quell an uprising taking place. ... Read more

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    18. Getting in the Gap: Making Conscious Contact with God Through Meditation (Book with CD)
    by Hay House
    Hardcover (03 December, 2002)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars In the Gap with Dr, Wayne Dyer
    This book & CD set is a great way to cope with your daily stressors with out the use of medications. Dr. Wayne Dyer has over 300 products on the market and this book takes you to an even a higher awareness.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Getting in the Gap: Making conscious Contact with God Through Meditation
    This is a great little book for keeping oneself in a state of positive being.It is small enough to be kept close by at all times to be referenced when needed at different times during the day.Dr. Dyer is an exceptional educator in the area of spirituality.This book is small but full of information for spiritual growth.I would highly recommend it to the world.

    5-0 out of 5 stars It's nice in the Gap
    I really liked the peaceful fun feeling you get while reading this book. Very informative and well written. The book itself is like a showpiece I leave it out for anyone to read. Getting in the Gap and Japa are very effective forms of meditation, and with Wayne's help you instantly achieve higher levels of meditation with out the years of sitting around humming.
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    19. No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam
    by Random House Trade Paperbacks
    Paperback (10 January, 2006)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A usefull touch of enlightenment
    A brilliant sketch providing some much needed detail into a history we in the west especially have far to little understanding of . Mr. Aslan has filled in much of the void that is our understanding of Islam .His skills as a writer are spellbinding as he gives us a wondrous often pointed tour of the rich history of Islam. This is a book bathed in Mankind's quest To connect with and strive to connect with a higher understanding to the meaning of life. and often how we are mired in the muck of misunderstanding from which such Grave consequences can spring forth. This is a rich history by a scholarwho has the ability to articulate this tapestry of history .this book is remarkable and highly recommended.

    5-0 out of 5 stars great book, highly recommended
    a great book, worth every dollar spent!!! from me 10 out of 10 and would highly recommend it to anyone.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellente!
    I just finished reading this book. No other book has been able to summarize the history of Islam so cleary andsuccinctly. In less than 300 pages, Aslan has been able to explain to me, a Muslim, some of the complexities and political jostling of the Muslim community once the prophet Muhammad passed away.
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    20. Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives
    by HJ Kramer/New World Library
    Paperback (30 September, 2000)
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    During his junior year at the University of California, Dan Millman first stumbled upon his mentor (nicknamed Socrates) at an all-night gas station. At the time, Millman hoped to become a world-champion gymnast. "To survive the lessons ahead, you're going to need far more energy than ever before," Socrates warned him that night. "You must cleanse your body of tension, free your mind of stagnant knowledge, and open your heart to the energy of true emotion." From there, the unpredictable Socrates proceeded to teach Millman the "way of the peaceful warrior." At first Socrates shattered every preconceived notion that Millman had about academics, athletics, and achievement. But eventually Millman stopped resisting the lessons, and began to try on a whole new ideology--one that valued being conscious over being smart, and strength in spirit over strength in body. Although the character of the cigarette-smoking Socrates seems like a fictional, modern-day Merlin, Millman asserts that he is based on an actual person. Certain male readers especially appreciate the coming-of-age theme, the haunting love story with the elusive woman Joy, and the challenging of Western beliefs about masculine power and success.Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars It really is...
    ... a book that changes lives. The character of Socrates impacted my life in many overt and covert ways, all for the positive. I read the book over ten years ago and the residue of its impact still lingers. The characters are lifelike and genuine, and their dilemmas resonate with much of humanity. I strongly believe that anyone can benefit from reading this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Student Ready; Teacher Comes
    In some ways the movie is better than the book; in some ways the book is better than the movie.Each is great and I heartily recommend them.An excellent unintended presentation of a lot of Buddhist and Advaita insights.

    3-0 out of 5 stars did not receive
    I had the delivery sent to a detention facility and
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