A French writer travels America in the footsteps of Alexis de Tocqueville to provide a glimpse into American politics, culture, and society and what it means to be an American from the perspective of a foreign observer.
The author of the best-selling No God but God presents a meticulously researched biography of Jesus that draws on biblical and historical sources to place his achievements and influence against the turbulent backdrop of his time. Reprint. A #1 New York Times best-seller. 60,000 first printing.
A leading French writer travels America in the footsteps of Alexis de Tocqueville to provide a fascinating glimpse of American politics, culture, and society and what it means to be an American from the perspective of a foreign observer, addressing such issues as the religion of baseball, immigration, ideology, law, and the "tyranny of the majority." Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Offers a profound and vibrant new modern translation of the teachings of the Buddha, in an edition that preserves the wisdom and psychological depth of the original while capturing the beauty and accessibility of the ancient verses and including extensive notes on interpretation and context. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Melding a scientist's passion for truth with a humanist's understanding of the heart and soul, professor of surgery Nuland explores the impact of aging on our minds and bodies, strivings and relationships. The onset of aging can be so gradual that we are often surprised to find that one day it is fully upon us. The changes to the senses, appearance, reflexes, physical endurance, and sexual appetites are undeniable--and rarely welcome--and yet, as Dr. Nuland shows, getting older has its surprising blessing s. Age concentrates not only the mind, but the body's energies, leading many to new sources of creativity, perception, and spiritual intensity. Growing old, Nuland teaches us, is not a disease but an art--and for those who practice it well, it can bring e xtraordinary rewards. Nuland also examines the latest research into extending life and the scientists who are pursuing it.--From publisher description.
A series of dialogues between the authors presents an intimate new view of the world that suggests that it is created by an artistic God who often succeeds but can fail in the face of determined opposition, and that humans have been given the freedom and responsibility to choose their own paths. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
A religious scholar provides a definitive translation of sixteen important dialogues from the Buddhist canon, accompanied by illuminating commentary on each text, a history of Buddhism, and the practice of applying classic Buddhist principles and tenets to everyday life. Original.
A collection of the major works of the celebrated poet, artist, and mystic features an array of stories, parables, prose poems, and essays that include "The Prophet," "The Wanderer," "Jesus the Son of Man," "Spirits Rebellious," and "The Gardens of the Prophet".
Presents a new view of the world by suggesting that it is created by an artistic God who often succeeds but can fail in the face of determined opposition, and that humans have been given freedom and responsibility to choose their own paths.
Provides commentary on the classic Tibetan text "The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment" as drawn from the Dalai Lama's six-day teaching on the work at Lehigh University in 2008.