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You Can Beat Your Brain: 1
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good follow-up, 27 Feb 2014
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This follow-up to 'you are not so smart', continues to chronicle how we delude ourselves that some of the decisions we make are our own, and how our brains lie to us in order to give a sense of continuity in the world.
Titled 'you are now less dumb' for the American market the author has made some subtle changes to make it much more appropriate to the United Kingdom, supermarkets changing from Walmart to Asda for example.
Want to learn how to turn your enemies into your friends? Then this book is for you

Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated
Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated
by Cathy Burns
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.27

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1.0 out of 5 stars How not to offend Jesus, 3 Jan 2008
This book starts with a stern lecture from the Bible and ends its last chapter with a four page 'how to be born again and saved by Jesus' rant, even including a prayer. Through-out the whole book Dr. Burns leans heavily on her faith and isn't afraid to tell the reader about how the subject matter seems through her 'Christian coloured' glasses; This quickly becomes annoying as if I'd wanted a fiction book I'd of looked elsewhere.
The illustrations are comparable to a childs Ladybird book and the constant and seemingly erratic use of bold text splattered throughout only add to its 'so bad it's funny' feel, indeed in one section, the reader is told that(concerning Unicorns) "anyone who knows Bible prophecy can readily reconize that this 'Messiah' is none other than the Antichrist". I'll be stearing clear of Unicorns then.
This book has an unintentional comedic feel that quickly quenches any ideas of the authors credibility. If you want a factual book on Masonic/Occult symbols this isn't for you, however, if you are deeply religious/ born again and have that 'special' world view then you've found a way to avoid using symbols that would offend Jesus.
Makes me want to go out and buy something by Richard Dawkins or Sam Harris.
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