New Books Reviews

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer - Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life - Living The Wisdom Of The Tao -

Good Morning bloggers! My next book chosen at random from my bookcase in the corner is this rather large, thick paperback:

'In this extraordinary book, the Author has reviewed hundreds of translations of the Tao Te Ching and has written 81 distinct essays on how to apply the ancient wisdom of Lao tzu to today's modern world.  Each chapter is designed for actually living the Tao or 'Great Way' today.'

'Wayne spent an entire year reading, researching and meditating on Lao Tzu's messages, practising them each day and ultimately writing down these essay's as he felt Lao Tzu wanted you to know them.'

'This is a work to be read slowly, one essay a day. As Wayne says,' This is a book that will forever change the way you look at your life, and the result will be that you'll live in a new world aligned with nature.' This book will thrill anyone interested in living a happier, more inspired life.'

Dr Wayne W. Dyer   

The Author is a well known writer and speaker in the self-development genre.  He has many best sellers including audios and videos.  He has also appeared on television and Radio programmes.
A list of published works can be found in the present volume.

Contents Page:

Progress is impossible without change,and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
 - George Bernard Shaw.

In the Preface, the Author explains how he came to write this book, after a year of research, contemplation and application of the Tao Te Ching.  He then talks about the background of the Tao, and of the Chinese prophet Lao-tzu.
He outlines how he 'felt called upon' to write an essay for each verse that would show its wisdom could be applied to our world today.
Having never read the Tao before, I found this book easy to read and understand.  I read it one chapter a night. So it took me a while to finish. However, I don't think its a book that you read and then never pick up again. It's more a book to dip into at any time.
Inspiring,enlightening and recommended for seekers of truth who wish to widen their reading to gain knowledge from 'one of the profoundest books in the world's philosophy....' as the Book of Tao has been described, then Dr Wayne W.Dyer has made this accessible to the 21stCentury reader.

My copy is a 2007 paperback, published by Hay House UK. LTD
ISBN 978-1-4019-1536-0
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So that's my book for today! Hope you feel inspired to read more.  Until next time, 
Have a happy Tuesday xxx

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