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Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong
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Aug 17, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: spirituality-and-theology
Read from August 17 to 31, 2011

I've read Karen Armstrong before, and I'm very interested in her other works, but this seemed to be something I really wanted to read as I've decided that "compassion" is one of my core values. This book seems to be begging to be read in a group, but isn't written in a way that I found terribly user friendly. Great prose, no steps-within-steps to make each step easier. As such, it would make group reading harder or more tedious, particularly at my church where it seems that not everyone actually does the reading for their study groups.

That being said, I'd like to take the time and energy some day and turn it into a workbook of sorts so that I could lead a discussion group at church. Compassion is a core value at CWCC, and as such, it seems like it would behoove us to study it.

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Reading Progress

08/19/2011 page 30
13.0% "first, learn about compassion"
08/23/2011 page 112
50.0% "this would make a really good group study, but people would have to be open to non Christian disciplines"
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