Friday, June 30, 2017

The Book of Joy

For June, my book group chose a very interesting read: The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu.  

My Goodreads review:

There are many lessons to be learned from these great spiritual leaders - perhaps two of the greatest we shall ever see in our lifetimes.  To hear them speak on the subject of joy, when they have endured so much hardship and pain, is a lovely read.  

That being said, this type of book is hard to get in to - it's hard to read continuously.  Thankfully, the author includes the anecdotes the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu told.  These were perhaps my favorite parts of the book.  There are also interesting statistics from scientific studies that prove much of the teachings of these two spiritual leaders.

But the lessons of joy, gratitude, and charity to be learned are great and I'm so glad to have read this book.

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