Stephen Mitchell
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Stephen Mitchell

Stephen Mitchell was born in Brooklyn in 1943, educated at Amherst, the Sorbonne, and Yale, and de-educated through intensive Zen practice. His many books include the bestselling Tao Te Ching, The Gospel According to Jesus, Bhagavad Gita, The Book of Job, Meetings with the Archangel, Gilgamesh, The Second Book of the Tao, and the Iliad. When he is not writing, he likes to (in no particular order) think about writing, think about not writing, not think about writing, and not think about not writing. He is married to Byron Katie and cowrote: Loving What Is, A Thousand Names for Joy, and A Mind at Home with Itself. You can read extensive excerpts from all his books on his website, stephenmitchellbooks.com.

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Best Sellers

    • Loving What Is

    • Four Questions That Can Change Your Life
    • By: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell, full cast
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 900
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 901

    The Work is simply four questions that, when applied to a specific problem, enable you to see what is troubling you in an entirely different light....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Go for the abridged version

    • By Eric on 01-06-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Tao Te Ching

    • A New English Version
    • By: Lao Tzu, Stephen Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mitchell
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,756
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,351
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,328

    In 81 brief chapters, Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, provides advice that imparts balance and perspective, as well as a serene and generous spirit....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Peace is ruined at the end

    • By Mary Durand on 03-04-15

    Regular price: $3.41

    • Gilgamesh

    • A New English Version
    • By: Stephen Mitchell - translator
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,907
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,381
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,374

    Esteemed translator and best-selling author Stephen Mitchell energizes a heroic tale so old it predates Homer's Iliad by more than a millennium....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A defense of this "translation"

    • By George on 07-16-08

    Regular price: $16.95

    • A Mind at Home with Itself

    • How Asking Four Questions Can Free Your Mind, Open Your Heart, and Turn Your World Around
    • By: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell, Pete Simonelli, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 506
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 439
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 437

    At once startlingly fresh and powerfully enlightening, A Mind at Home with Itself offers us a transformative new perspective on life and death....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • what the hell just happened?!

    • By Anonymous User on 10-04-17

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Bhagavad Gita

    • A New Translation
    • By: Stephen Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mitchell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Stephen Mitchell brings to life his acclaimed translation of these most famous and revered Hindu scriptures - the timeless story of the paths of knowledge, devotion, action, and meditation....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I am Review, shatterer of words

    • By Darwin8u on 05-04-19

    Regular price: $6.97

    • A Thousand Names for Joy

    • Living in Harmony with the Way Things Are
    • By: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 575
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 372
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 364

    The timeless insights of the Tao Te Ching are combined with a glipse into the life of Byron Katie, who lives what Lao-tzu wrote 2,500 years ago....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Katie - Another Name for Joy

    • By Deb G. on 03-27-07

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Book of Job

    • By: Stephen Mitchell (Translated by)
    • Narrated by: Peter Coyote
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    Perhaps no other Biblical tale penetrates so deeply into the everyday travails of the common person...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good translation, well-narrated, mediocre audio

    • By DMC on 05-28-06

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Second Book of the Tao

    • By: Stephen Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mitchell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154

    Following the phenomenal success of his own version of the Tao Te Ching, renowned scholar Stephen Mitchell has composed the innovative The Second Book of the Tao....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sequel to the Tao Te Ching

    • By Robert on 08-03-10

    Regular price: $19.60

    • The Gospel According to Jesus

    • A New Translation and Guide to His Essential Teachings for Believers and Unbelievers
    • By: Stephen Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mitchell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    This translation of the life and teachings of Jesus creates an image of not only a great spiritual...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Gospel According to Jesus

    • By Maryanne Mesple on 08-27-17

    Regular price: $11.87

    • Rilke

    • Selected Poems
    • By: Rainer Maria Rilke, Stephen Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mitchell
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Rainer Maria Rilke has been called the most significant and compelling poet of spiritual experience of the 20th century....

    Regular price: $6.96

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