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5.0 out of 5 starsThis is without a doubt the best one out there
Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2016
It's hard to believe that so much can be written about silence in a book. This is without a doubt the best one out there. It's very comprehensive and will motivate you to bring silence into your life.
Anyone who is seeking to grow in their spiritual life can find guidance in this book. The very tool needed to go deep within is easily accessible to all. SILENCE. The journey can lead us from the chaotic mire of our own self-delusion and leave us stripped naked of our egos to stand before God and others in true humility. We LEARN to abandon the false self with it's egoic center and begin to embrace our true selves.
5.0 out of 5 starsA Powerful, Thought-Provoking Book
Reviewed in the United States on May 15, 2013
It seems that a lot of junk being sold these days garners dozens, sometimes hundreds, of reviews on this site. It is a shame that a book of this quality has, to date, received only two reviews (mine being the third). This is a powerful work - well-written, well-researched, incredibly authentic from start to finish. The author's goal is to encourage readers to find ways to incorporate periods of silence into their lives by explaining that many benefits that can be accrued, and supporting these claims with dozens of examples of people from different walks of life, and in different parts of the world, who engage in silence as part of their lives. Definitely worth the time to read - and ponder. One of the best books I have ever read, and I have read thousands in my almost two-thirds of a century of living.
1.0 out of 5 starsI was very disappointed in this book
Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2016
I was very disappointed in this book. If you like a book bashing Americans and Christians, poorly conceived, and narrowly written, then this is a book for you. It was very useless and poorly written; almost childish. I learned absolutely nothing except perhaps that Oxford specializes in teaching cliches and has low standards for writers and thinkers.
This is very enjoyable book which explores its theme with modesty and sincerity. I found it fascinating, and particularly liked the range of areas explored, from religious interpretations to the role of silence in music and theatre.
5.0 out of 5 starsThis book is so good for people who can't go a minute with out ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 1, 2015
This book is so good for people who can't go a minute with out a word. I really like it for the fact that it explains what silence really mean to the world of today. Every spiritual and quite person should read this book to let them know the importance of being in a silent place.