There is nothing like listening to the story of DD from JT's perspective in his own voice. I bought it to hear his version of the band's history and ended up intrigued and touched by John's personal story of addiction and recovery. In fact, I wish he had gone into more detail in that area. A great listen for any Duranie.
This is great for those of us who see the written Sanskrit and wonder how to pronounce the mantras. The author also has a great deal of knowledge about the purpose of each mantra he teaches, and includes lessons in history and mythology, as well as lots of anecdotes about real people using the mantras and their sometimes unexpected results. I listened to this on a solo road trip to a meditation center and it was just the thing to give me food for thought while I was there.
This book opened my eyes to a Jesus that I always knew had to exist, but I had never heard of before. It helped me to bridge the gap between what is true in my heart, and what I learned in Sunday school and church. I will listen to this again.
If you enjoyed Freakonomics or The Tipping Point, I recommend this book. The first part is an interesting look at how we got to where we are as consumers, and the rest of the book outlines various ways that people are creating collaborative environments with the help of social media. I found it to be inspiring.
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