4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Wish everyone would buy it and put it into practice,
This review is from: Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life (Paperback)
This book arrived promptly, was in new condition and as described.
Karen Armstrong is a wonderful writer, able to convey complex ideas and arguments in such a way that the non specialist can understand her easily. The book introduces the subject and then in twelve chapters of varying length makes the point for following a pattern of life which will gradually strengthen an attitude of compassion. The book argues that the quality of compassion has always been central to the great world thinkers and religions, and that it can be acquired with practice. She suggests that the book can be read straight through first, and that then the reader should return and take each chapter one by one, trying to fiollow the advice. It is, in one sense a self-help book, but has a universal importance.