4th out of 24 books — 15 voters
Zen Miracles: Finding Peace in an Insane World
by Brenda Shoshanna (Goodreads Author)
This wonderful book brings East and West--and ancient and modern worlds--together and provides profound wisdom and guidance for anyone struggling with stress, anxiety, anger, fear, or loneliness. Beautifully written, funny, warm, and filled with unusual, wonderful exercises. A real miracle.--Rabbi Gary Moskowitz, Director of the Institute for Violence Prevention
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published March 1st 2002 by Wiley
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I accidentally pick up this book at the library why searchig for The Art of Happiness. I have read some books about mediation but I am not quite sure what Zen is all about. Flipping through the first few pages of this book caught my attention right away. I am not going to summarize this book because I don't want to spoil it for you. This book is a must read for those who are searching for a balanced life and a simple daily living life. However,I gave this book 3 stars is because she does present...more
Feb 16, 2012 Michelle Cruz Rosado rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone!
Recommended to Michelle by: No one
A life-changing book that brings loving truth to the heart. Brenda Shoshanna's gentle teaching of Zen can be shared with all religions and belief systems. She teaches the reader how to be aware, be accountable and be steadfast; no matter what challenges one is faced with. I now use Zen Miracles: Finding Peace in an Insane World as a guide in my daily meditation and in life.
There is no denying that the message of this book is excellent. I wanted to give it a higher rating, but I simply could not due to the extreme number of grammatical and layout errors throughout. Literally every other page has a really obvious error that makes me wonder if it was even proofread at all. After about ten pages I started waiting for the next mistake, looking for it (didn't take long to find the next one), which totally ruined the reading experience.