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Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

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ISBN13: 9780307881748
ISBN10: 0307881741
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A thoughtful guidebook designed to make for a kinder humanity, Armstrong's inspiring and transformative examination of altruism and empathy will hopefully reach the wide audience it rightly deserves.
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About the Author

Karen Armstrong is the author of numerous other books on religious affairs—including A History of God, The Battle for God, Holy War, Islam, Buddha, and The Great Transformation—and two memoirs, Through the Narrow Gate and The Spiral Staircase. Her work has been translated into forty-five languages. She has addressed members of the U.S. Congress on three occasions; lectured to policy makers at the U.S. State Department; participated in the World Economic Forum in New York, Jordan, and Davos; addressed the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington and New York; is increasingly invited to speak in Muslim countries; and is now an ambassador for the UN Alliance of Civilizations. In February 2008 she was awarded the TED Prize and recently launched with TED a Charter for Compassion, created online by the general public and crafted by leading thinkers in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism to restore compassion to the centre of morality and religion. She lives in London.

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LAURIE LANTZ, January 15, 2012 (view all comments by LAURIE LANTZ)
Karen Armstrong has given us an intelligent, accessible, well-written book about the meaning of compassion and how to use these practical, instructive ACTIONS to become more compassionate and to create a more loving, just, and compassionate world. If we can all be as committed to DOING the 12 Steps as we are at reading about them, the world will be transformed. I suppose I should start with myself. Thank you, Karen Armstrong!
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LAURIE LANTZ, January 15, 2012 (view all comments by LAURIE LANTZ)
Karen Armstrong has given us an intelligent, accessible, well-written book about what it means to be compassionate through practical, instructive actions to become more compassionate people, to create a more loving, just, and compassionate world. If we can all be as committed to DOING the 12 STeps as we are at reading about them, the world will be transformed. I suppose I should start with myself. Thank you, Karen Armstorng!
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cocacy, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by cocacy)
Karen Armstrong's work couldn't be more timely. A well crafted book, Armstrong unveils a 12 point system whereby readers can begin prioritizing and implementing compassion and compassionate works into their daily lives. Armstrong is clear in that this won't happen overnight but is a constant, life long process that, when exercised by communities, can reverberate across nations. The foundation of her 12 point system lies with The Golden Rule -- Do unto to others as you should like to have done unto you -- a version of which can be found in most major world religions. Armstrong's book is not rooted heavily in any particular religion, rather it takes inspiration from a number of them, most prominently Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Confucianism. I highly recommend this work because it is not only well-written but clearly issues a call to action with practical ways that each of us can become just a bit more compassionate. This is easily one of the best books that I read in 2011!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307881748
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Subject:
Spirituality
Author:
Armstrong, Karen
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Subject:
religion;compassion;spirituality;philosophy;self-help;non-fiction;psychology;ethics
Edition Description:
Four CD
Publication Date:
20101231
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.91 x 5.09 x 1.16 in .38 lb

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A thoughtful guidebook designed to make for a kinder humanity, Armstrong's inspiring and transformative examination of altruism and empathy will hopefully reach the wide audience it rightly deserves.

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