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5.0 out of 5 starsGreat read.
Reviewed in the United States on May 30, 2020
I’ve read all of this author’s spiritual books, and once again he provides excellent insight concerning the path we are all ultimately on.
5.0 out of 5 starsYou Don’t Have To Be Einstein To Understand This Book
Reviewed in the United States on August 9, 2020
Albert Einstein is quoted as saying, “If you can’t explain something simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” It is obvious that Matthew Barnes, the author of this book, fully understands the basic teachings of Zen, because the parallels he draws between certain things Einstein has said and Zen beliefs are stated in a remarkably clear and concise manner. You don’t have to be a genius to grasp the concepts Barnes plainly puts forth. With simple explanations and examples, Barnes introduces the reader to a spiritual understanding of life that is quite beautiful—one that seems very much in alignment with Einstein’s own thoughts about the ultimate nature of this mysterious and miraculous universe we live in.
Steven Lane Taylor, author of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat: A Guide for Living Life in the Divine Flow”
Short read - I’ve always had interest in Einstein - branded early in life as “slow” - yet one of greatest minds in physics - many of his quotes had always intrigued me - This little read does a great job showinf Einstein’s “awe “ of this magnificent universe we know so little about. Good read
I love quotes and as a bibliophile, my mind is filled with them. I also love philosophy, especially from eastern cultures. This book brings both of those together in a fun way. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book but it was quite enjoyable.
Voluntarily reviewed after receiving a free copy courtesy of HiddenGems and the author, Matthew Barnes.
4.0 out of 5 starsEntertaining but gets you thinking!
Reviewed in the United States on April 4, 2021
I enjoyed this book. It was great to read the quotes from not only Einstein but many other "enlightened" thinkers (including Willy Wonka and Dr. Seuss!). The connections to Zen philosophy were well made and eye opening. If you're looking to dip your toe into Zen teachings in a light, entertaining way then this is it. This review was voluntarily submitted after being sent a free copy of the book.