The Parent s Tao Te Ching

The Parent s Tao Te Ching
Author: William Martin
Publsiher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2009-09-09
ISBN 10: 0786752076
ISBN 13: 9780786752072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Parent s Tao Te Ching Book Review:

Classic Taoist wisdom applied to the world of parenting, guiding mothers and fathers to meaningful conversations and relationships with their children. William C. Martin has freshly reinterpreted the Tao Te Ching to speak directly and clearly to the most difficult of modern tasks -- parenting. With its combination of free verse and judicious advice, The Parent's Tao Te Ching addresses the great themes that permeate the Tao and that support loving parent- child relationships: responding without judgment, emulating natural processes, and balancing between doing and being. "A masterpiece. William Martin captures the essence of what it means to raise a child. Urgently needed, this precious book lifts parenting to new heights."-- Judy Ford, author of Wonderful Ways to Love a Child and Wonderful Ways to Be a Family

A Path and a Practice

A Path and a Practice
Author: William Martin
Publsiher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-04-24
ISBN 10: 0786727829
ISBN 13: 9780786727827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Path and a Practice Book Review:

The Tao Te Ching—one of the most loved and widely translated books in human history—has appeared in countless English-language versions. But no modern translation has yet captured the essential thrust of Lao Tzu's work as a practical guide to living an awakened life. Now William Martin, whose acclaimed previous reinterpretations of the Tao (for parents, couples, and elders) have introduced or reacquainted this classic text to thousands of readers, strikingly translates the Tao's eighty-one chapters to uniquely address someone on a Tao—or path—with a practice. Martin frames his new translation with two illuminating, groundbreaking sections: "A Path," which introduces the Tao's nonlinear construction and explains how it works its themes; and "A Practice," which provides practical guidance for readers exploring each of the Tao's themes in depth. Martin's genius in this new translation uncovers how directly the Tao speaks to readers on or about to embark on a spiritual journey.

The Caregiver s Tao Te Ching

The Caregiver s Tao Te Ching
Author: William Martin,Nancy Martin
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2011-01-03
ISBN 10: 1577318897
ISBN 13: 9781577318897
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Caregiver s Tao Te Ching Book Review:

Those who care for the ailing, whether helping someone recover, grapple with a long-term disability, or face a terminal illness, often feel alone, overwhelmed, exhausted. William and Nancy Martin have worked as counselors, hospice trainers, and Zen guides — and as caregivers to Nancy’s late mother. With empathy and insight, they offer readers solace drawn from the wisdom of the Tao Te Ching. Like the original Chinese text, this book contains eighty-one chapters. Each chapter includes a poem for caregivers, evocative of the verses of the Tao Te Ching, followed by a reflection that presents practical guidance for navigating the emotional and physical hardships of caregiving. The resulting resource gently awakens readers to the grace, growth, and even joy possible at each step along their path.

The Couple s Tao Te Ching

The Couple s Tao Te Ching
Author: William Martin
Publsiher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2014-09-02
ISBN 10: 0738218448
ISBN 13: 9780738218441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Couple s Tao Te Ching Book Review:

Following the successful debut of the Parent's Tao Te Ching -- William Martin now reinterprets the Tao for couples. With The Parent's Tao Te Ching, William Martin beautifully re-interpreted Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching -- one of the world's oldest and most widely read books of wisdom -- expressly for parents. Now, he distills and freshly re-interprets the essence of each of the Tao's 81 chapters to speak directly and clearly to couples. William Martin's indelible, spirited, and sage advice, rendered in free verse, captures the ancient spirit of Lao Tzu's original text, yet speaks directly to modern lovers--and to the full sweep of their experiences and emotions. A deeply felt alternative to advice books that urge readers to manipulate their partners rather than to love them, The Couple's Tao Te Ching is for everyone who has embarked upon a loving relationship, which, as William Martin says, "can be the most rewarding and enlightening adventure possible."

Daodejing

Daodejing
Author: Laozi
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2008-09-11
ISBN 10: 0191607258
ISBN 13: 9780191607257
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daodejing Book Review:

'Of ways you may speak, but not the Perennial Way; By names you may name, but not the Perennial Name.' The best-loved of all the classical books of China and the most universally popular, the Daodejing or Classic of the Way and Life-Force is a work that defies definition. It encapsulates the main tenets of Daoism, and upholds a way of being as well as a philosophy and a religion. The dominant image is of the Way, the mysterious path through the whole cosmos modelled on the great Silver River or Milky Way that traverses the heavens. A life-giving stream, the Way gives rise to all things and holds them in her motherly embrace. It enables the individual, and society as a whole, to harmonize the disparate demands of daily life and achieve a more profound level of understanding. This new translation draws on the latest archaeological finds and brings out the word play and poetry of the original. Simple commentary accompanies the text, and the introduction provides further historical and interpretative context. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Sage s Tao Te Ching

The Sage s Tao Te Ching
Author: William Martin
Publsiher: Da Capo Press
Total Pages: 123
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9781569246115
ISBN 13: 1569246114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sage s Tao Te Ching Book Review:

Completing the trilogy that began with the Parent's Tao Te Ching (praised as "pure gold" by Hugh Prather) and continued with the Couple's Tao Te Ching ("a singular book," said George Fowler), William Martin now distills and freshly reinterprets the Tao for "sages," or those in the second half of life. As Martin writes, sages are the "primary keepers and transmitters of wisdom, culture, values, and spirituality." Martin's free-verse interpretation captures the ancient spirit of Lao Tzu's text, yet speaks directly to modern readers. The text is accompanied by a visual interpretation of the Tao in more than 50 original ink-brush drawings. Like the Parent's Tao and Couple's Tao before it, the Sage's Tao has the hallmarks of a classic. "You have ceased trying /To tie up all loose ends./You have discovered/That life does not need to be neat/You have more questions than answers,/And this is a great delight to you./You trust the mystery of life/Without having to possess it." - from the book

The Tao of Parenting

The Tao of Parenting
Author: Greta K. Nagel
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1998-11-01
ISBN 10: 1101666803
ISBN 13: 9781101666807
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tao of Parenting Book Review:

Applying the ancient yet timeless 81 principles of Taoism to parenting, The Tao Of Parenting features instructive anecdotes from four families to demonstrate how Taoist teachings help parents raise good, healthy children. The stories are just as diverse as the families who tell them (a blended family featuring children from separate marriages, a couple with different cultural and ethical backgrounds, a single parent of twin boys, and a couple with different parenting techniques learning to compromise).Some of the Taoist principles used by these families include: *Do Not Think of Self. Shows the rewards parents receive by making their children their number one priority. *The material is fleeting, the spiritual is everlasting. Demonstrates the rewards of caring for those in need. *Do Not Be Authoritarian. Shows how to foster self-reliance and responsibility in children while supporting their efforts, rather than controlling their every move. *Follow the middle road; it is the heart of knowing. Offers the benefits of parents being neither too permissive or too strict, but rather adjusting the rules for each child and each circumstance. There are many more valuable lessons in this special book which can be used by parents of all faiths to help guide their lives and those of their children.

The Activist s Tao Te Ching

The Activist s Tao Te Ching
Author: William Martin
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2016-04-15
ISBN 10: 1608683931
ISBN 13: 9781608683932
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Activist s Tao Te Ching Book Review:

Change and anger are in the air. “We are the 99%,” “black lives matter,” and “love is love” have become part of the lexicon. Previously unquestioned institutions (police, military, the NSA) are under scrutiny. Heat waves, floods, and earthquakes seem to be increasing. Could there be a silver lining? William Martin turns to the Tao Te Ching and finds that while Taoism is known for its quiet, enigmatic wisdom, the Tao can also have the cleansing force of a rushing river. Martin elucidates these revolutionary messages condemning power seeking and greed. He emphasizes that humans have a “Te” that can help them heal the planet; shows how Taoism’s “simplicity” can be subversive and its flexibility a potent force; and reassures us that “When injustice is the rule, justice lies in wait.” Provocative and stirring, Martin’s Tao flows within and through those who ride the waves of anger and frustration, “and gently guides [them] to true freedom.”

The Tao of Motherhood

The Tao of Motherhood
Author: Vimala McClure
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 147
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1608680134
ISBN 13: 9781608680139
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tao of Motherhood Book Review:

The author, a mother and teacher of meditation and yoga, was inspired to meditate with each of the teachings of the Tao te ching to capture its wisdom in words specifically directed to mothers.

Tao Teh Ching

Tao Teh Ching
Author: Lao Tzu,Laozi,Jingxiong Wu,John C.H. Wu
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 115
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 9780877735427
ISBN 13: 0877735425
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tao Teh Ching Book Review:

Written more than two thousand years ago, the Tao Teh Ching, or "The Classic of the Way and Its Virtue," has probably had a greater influence on Asian thought that any other single book. It is also one of the true classics of world literature. Traditionally attributed to the near-legendary "Old Master," Lao Tzu, the Tao Teh Ching teaches that the qualities of the enlightened sage or ideal ruler are identical with those of the perfected individual. Today, Lao Tzu's words are as useful in mastering the arts of leadership in business and politics as they are in developing a sense of balance and harmony in everyday life. To follow the Tao or Way of all things and realize their true nature is to embody humility, spontaneity, and generosity.

The Tao of Leadership

The Tao of Leadership
Author: John Heider
Publsiher: Green Dragon Books
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2014-09-01
ISBN 10: 0893340790
ISBN 13: 9780893340797
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tao of Leadership Book Review:

The Tao of Leadership is an invaluable tool for anyone in a position of leadership. This book provides the most simple and clear advice on how to be the very best kind of leader: be faithful, trust the process, pay attention, and inspire others to become their own leaders. Heider's book is a blend of practical insight and profound wisdom, offering inspiration and advice. This book is used as a Management/Leadership training text by many Fortune 500 corporations, including IBM, Mitsubishi, and Prudential. What others are saying about this book: This is a particularly readable and accessible version of a great but difficult work. - Publisher's Weekly

Voyage to the Sun

Voyage to the Sun
Author: Ruth Oskolkoff
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2015-05-15
ISBN 10: 9781512244397
ISBN 13: 1512244392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voyage to the Sun Book Review:

A Children's version of the classic Tao te Ching with text that is accessible to the young. The pages contain the ideas present in the original Tao but simplified for children. An additional storyline has been added about an elder's visit to a family with two children. Whimsical illustrations by Joan Hunter Iovino. Buy this for the children in your life. This book will teach them about kindness, our shared humanity, recognizing natural patterns, to look for the subtle and the nuanced, and to be bold and learn to think for themselves. It encourages them to put aside hate and take steps to be a positive influence in the world. Parents are finding their children just love this book. The small ones love the easy words and whimsical bright illustrations. A reviewer wrote "from the first page, my 8 year old daughter was pulled in to the story and the lessons about life, magic, friendship, and contentment." It makes a wonderful gift for all the growing ones in your life. For all elementary and middle school grades.

Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching

Lao Tzu  Tao Te Ching
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2019-05-14
ISBN 10: 1611807247
ISBN 13: 9781611807240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching Book Review:

A rich, poetic, and socially relevant version of the great spiritual and philosophical classic of Taoism, the Tao Te Ching—from one of America's leading literary figures In this landmark modern-day rendition of the ancient Taoist classic, Ursula K. Le Guin presents Lao Tzu’s time-honored and astonishingly powerful philosophy like never before. Drawing on a lifetime of contemplation and including extensive personal commentary throughout, she offers an unparalleled window into the text’s awe-inspiring, immediately relatable teachings and their inestimable value for our troubled world. Jargon-free but still faithful to the poetic beauty of the original work, Le Guin's unique translation is sure to be welcomed by longtime readers of the Tao Te Ching as well as those discovering the text for the first time.

The Tao Te Ching

The Tao Te Ching
Author: Jerry O'Dalton
Publsiher: Green Dragon Books
Total Pages: 188
Release: 1998-11
ISBN 10: 0893346799
ISBN 13: 9780893346799
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tao Te Ching Book Review:

A practical guide to the mystical and a mystical guide to the practical, this book results from a painstaking comparison of thirty editions of the Tao Te Ching. The chapters of the ancient original work, synthesized from the author's comparisons, are each followed by detailed paraphrases. These explain the Tao more clearly, yet retain the shrouded truth of the original.

Getting Right with Tao

Getting Right with Tao
Author: Ron Hogan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2010-02
ISBN 10: 9780982473986
ISBN 13: 0982473982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting Right with Tao Book Review:

A decade in the making, Ron Hogans Getting Right with Tao conveys the essence of the Tao Te Ching but with a modern, self-aware sensibility. The original pragmatic treatise on personal development gets a contemporary, Tarantinoesque gloss in eighty-one spare, stripped-down chapters. What does it mean to be alive? What do you want from life? With a unique voice and incisive style, Hogan gets right to what matters.

A Million Little Pieces

A Million Little Pieces
Author: James Frey
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2004-05-11
ISBN 10: 1400079012
ISBN 13: 9781400079018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Million Little Pieces Book Review:

A story of drug and alcohol abuse and rehabilitation as it has never been told before. Recounted in visceral, kinetic prose, and crafted with a forthrightness that rejects piety, cynicism, and self-pity, it brings us face-to-face with a provocative new understanding of the nature of addiction and the meaning of recovery. By the time he entered a drug and alcohol treatment facility, James Frey had taken his addictions to near-deadly extremes. He had so thoroughly ravaged his body that the facilityís doctors were shocked he was still alive. The ensuing torments of detoxification and withdrawal, and the never-ending urge to use chemicals, are captured with a vitality and directness that recalls the seminal eye-opening power of William Burroughsís Junky. But A Million Little Pieces refuses to fit any mold of drug literature. Inside the clinic, James is surrounded by patients as troubled as he is -- including a judge, a mobster, a one-time world-champion boxer, and a fragile former prostitute to whom he is not allowed to speak ó but their friendship and advice strikes James as stronger and truer than the clinicís droning dogma of How to Recover. James refuses to consider himself a victim of anything but his own bad decisions, and insists on accepting sole accountability for the person he has been and the person he may become--which runs directly counter to his counselors' recipes for recovery. James has to fight to find his own way to confront the consequences of the life he has lived so far, and to determine what future, if any, he holds. It is this fight, told with the charismatic energy and power of One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, that is at the heart of A Million Little Pieces: the fight between one young manís will and the ever-tempting chemical trip to oblivion, the fight to survive on his own terms, for reasons close to his own heart. A Million Little Pieces is an uncommonly genuine account of a life destroyed and a life reconstructed. It is also the introduction of a bold and talented literary voice.

Taoism For Dummies

Taoism For Dummies
Author: Jonathan Herman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-05-30
ISBN 10: 1118423984
ISBN 13: 9781118423981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taoism For Dummies Book Review:

The definitive guide to understanding Taoism—no matteryour background or faith Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching is the second most translated bookin the world, and the practice of religious Taoism is on the risein China, where adherents currently number in the hundreds ofmillions. Yet there remains a remarkable lack of reliableinformation about Taoism for curious westerners. Taoism ForDummies provides comprehensive coverage of Taoism's origins inChina's Chou Dynasty, its underlying quietist principles, itsemergence as a major religion, various interpretation of its coretexts, including both Eastern and Western interpretations, keyTaoist concepts, and much more. It also provides a fascinatingglimpse of Taoism in contemporary China. The ideal guide for readers interested in this influentialreligion, as well as those taking an introductory course on Taoismor Chinese Religion A valuable source of insight for those with an interest inmodern Chinese culture and beliefs

This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids

This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids
Author: Dannielle Owens-Reid,Kristin Russo
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-09-09
ISBN 10: 1452142424
ISBN 13: 9781452142425
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids Book Review:

Written in an accessible Q&A format, here, finally, is the go-to resource for parents hoping to understand and communicate with their gay child. Through their LGBTQ-oriented site, the authors are uniquely experienced to answer parents' many questions and share insight and guidance on both emotional and practical topics. Filled with real-life experiences from gay kids and parents, this is the book gay kids want their parents to read.

The Tao of Teaching

The Tao of Teaching
Author: Greta K. Nagel
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1998-11-01
ISBN 10: 0452280958
ISBN 13: 9780452280953
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tao of Teaching Book Review:

The Tao of Teaching is for teachers, parents, and any others who are looking for a book of wisdom on how to deal with people, especially children, in a learning environment. The Tao of Teaching is written in the same style as the Tao Te Ching, and gives examples from the classrooms of three present-day teachers whom the author feels embody Taoist wisdom and "student-centered" educational methods. The Tao of Teaching is a labor of love, containing many important insights by a talented and respected professional whose emphasis is on the students' contribution in a learning environment, whatever the context.

Lao tzu s Taoteching

Lao tzu s Taoteching
Author: Lao-Tzu
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 179
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015038101898
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lao tzu s Taoteching Book Review:

Award-winning translator Red Pine, whose previous books from Mercury House include Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits and his translation of Sung Po-jen's Guide to Capturing a Plum Blossom, renders the classic Chinese text into exquisite English in a breakthrough translation that includes for the first time essential commentaries, considered by Chinese scholars to be vital to understanding the wisdom of Taoism.