Three Books To Help You Build A Better Life In The New Year

Today is the first day of the last month of the year.  Christmas is nearly upon us and New Year's is following close on its heels.  It's a busy month and often an emotional one.  We're getting ready to take a much needed break, preparing to spend time with our families, and as we set... Continue Reading →


Review: Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Meditations is a collection of twelve books of the personal writings of Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius.  Aurelius was a practitioner of Stoic philosophy and Meditations is the result of analysis of Stoic philosophy and the application of it to his life. Don't despair, the book isn't nearly as long, boring, or complicated to read as... Continue Reading →

Review: The Dhammapada translated by Eknath Easwaran

The Dhammapada is a collection of the sayings of the Buddha in verse form.  It is one of the most widely read of the Buddhist scriptures and the most essential.  There are many translations but I chose Easwaran's because of a recommendation - the source of which I can't for the life of me remember.... Continue Reading →


Review: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

I have found that I've read many books at just the time I needed them, no matter whether they were fiction or non fiction, and on occasion the order in which I've read some books has been just right that it helped me fully digest or appreciate the books that came later. This is true... Continue Reading →


Review: Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

Siddhartha is a short novel written in 1922 by Nobel laureate Hermann Hesse.  Many people agree that Siddhartha is one of those books that people should read in their lifetime.  It's a spiritual or philosophical story of a man's journey of self discovery set in the time of Gautama Buddha.  Interestingly, the name Siddhartha is... Continue Reading →


Review: The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis

The Screwtape Letters by C S Lewis, published in 1942, was a very enjoyable read that I've thought a lot about since I finished it at the end of February. GoodReads Blurb: A masterpiece of satire, this classic has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life... Continue Reading →


Review: The Sacred History by Jonathan Black

I thoroughly enjoyed Black's previous book The Secret History of the World so when I came across The Sacred History of the World I knew I was going to enjoy it.  Black writes his non fiction books in such a way that you can't help but be drawn into them.  Here is the blurb from... Continue Reading →


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