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World-renowned thinker and scholar Thich Nhat Hanh, considered by many to be a "Living Buddah", explores the spiritual crossroads where the traditions of Christianity and Buddhism meet. Living Buddha, Living Christ reawakens our understanding of both religions and the connections between them.

The best-selling author of Creating True Peace, and one of the most beloved Buddhist teachers in the West, Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh has been part of a decades-long dialogue between the two greatest living contemplative traditions. In lucid, meditative prose, he explores the crossroads of compassion and holiness at which the two traditions meet, and reawakens our understanding of both. "On the altar in my hermitage," he says, "are images of Buddha and Jesus, and I touch both of them as my spiritual ancestors."

©2003 Thich Nhat Hanh (P)2003 Simon & Schuster

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if only it wasn't abridged it'd be a five

The narration was fantastic
Hearing Thich Nhat Hanh's voice was a great introduction
The use of the bell/gong and other music was a nice addition

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I was disappointed it was only an abridged version (which, my mistake, I didn't take note of when I bought it)

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Recommend

I found this very interesting and thought-provoking. I enjoyed many aha moments and will reflect on them. I highly recommend this to anyone of any faith...or no faith at all

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Beautiful

I will listen to this many times. There is music (gongs) to meditate to, the narration is calming and superbly rendered. I have yet to hear the entire storyline as it puts me into sleep so wonderfully but from what I've heard so far it's very informative historically and spiritually. I love it.

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great listen

great story had to make more than a few bookmarks to go back and rethink what has been said.

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One of the best books ever written! ! 5 stars

This is one of the best books ever written I must have listened to this book at least 10x. It was written with great wisdom and insight

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I love this book

I've heard this book many time, I truly enjoyed the book as well as the narration.

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a must listen

All Christian and Buddhist brothers and sisters must listen/read! Based on true love for all!

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great content, ecumenical and peaceful message

Content is likely to challenge a traditional Christian's worldview but in a healthy and (paradoxically) very Christian way.

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An exceptional book, beautifully read

I've come back to this book again after some years, and with more life experience, and experience in my own spiritual life, am finding this work so profound, hopeful and beautiful.

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A book that deeply explores the connections between Christianity and Buddhism

I strongly urge anyone who questions the validity of the exclusivity of their religion, or is adamant about it, to read this book. After reading this book I have not only a deeper understanding of Buddhism but also of my own Christian faith.

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