If you read only one philosophy book in your entire life, this is the one to read. This book is not easy. It is not easy precisely because it is so simple and straightforward. It is not an exposition of thinking, or of what we call thinking, as much as it is an extended question about the problems associated with thinking. It has a healthy respect and acknowledges the complexity of the problems associated with thinking. These problems are problems not just of thinking, but of human existence itself. It starts with the tantalizing premise that "what is most thought provoking in this thought provoking time is that we are still not thinking." It goes on to examine the relationships between human beings and what is most alive, between man and that which is Present in what lies before us. Interestingly, deliverance from revenge, our hands, and our hearts all play a vital role in thinking. Still more intriguing is the role our language plays in thought, the existence and importance of what is unthought, and the ways technology and the modern age have made us subservient beings, and have forced to us "blink" superficial ideas, as opposed to doing real thinking. He discusses these themes and topics in an engaging lecture style format, with additional summaries and transitions at the end of each chapter. This is book that must be read, not only by those interested in philosophy, religion, and spirituality, but by all those who have ever wanted to deepen their understanding of thinking. It will prove to an enduring classic of philosophy, far beyond Plato's Republic. It is a timely book, coming at a time when so little thought is occuring. It is a book that should be owned, read, re-read and passed along to every literate person in the world. As Heidegger would say: "Let us see. Let us learn thinking."