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  • booksreddit.com:The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace

    The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation


    “If there is a candidate for ‘Living Buddha’ on earth today, it is Thich Nhat Hanh.”                                                                                                 – Richard Baker-roshi In The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching, now with added material and new insights, Thich Nhat Hanh introduces us to the core teachings of Buddhism and shows us that the Buddha’s teachings are accessible and applicable to our daily lives. With poetry and clarity, Nhat Hanh imparts comforting wisd…

  • booksreddit.com:Struggling to Surrender: Some Impressions of an American Convert to Islam

    Struggling to Surrender: Some Impressions of an American Convert to Islam


    In this book Professor Lang gives a very personal account of his search for God when he found out that his inherited religious beliefs could no longer answer his questions. A chance encounter led him to Islam. But now, how does he adapt to his new community, its beliefs and lifestyle?

  • booksreddit.com:Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue

    Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue


    Richard Dawkins, a well-known critic of Islam, insults Donald Trump on Twitter: “Hillary knowledgeable, intelligent, presidential. Trump blustered incoherently like the ignorant, fact-disdaining, vainglorious bully he is.”
    In this short book, Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz invite you to join an urgently needed conversation: Is Islam a religion of peace or war? Is it amenable to reform? Why do so many Muslims seem drawn to extremism? What do words like Islamism, jihadism, and fundamentalism mean in today’s world?Remarkable for the breadth and depth of its analysis, this dialogue between a famous atheist and a former radical is all the more startling for its decorum. Harris and Nawaz have produced something genuinel…