Becoming Wise

Becoming Wise

An Inquiry Into the Mystery and Art of Living

Book - 2016
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"I'm not sure there's such a thing as the cultural 'center,' nor that it's very interesting if it exists. But left of center and right of center, in the expansive middle and heart of our life together, most of us have some questions left alongside our answers, some curiosity alongside our convictions. This book is for people who want to take up the great questions of our time with imagination and courage, to nurture new realities in the spaces we inhabit, and to do so expectantly and with joy."

In  Becoming Wise , Krista Tippett has created a master class in living for a fractured world. Fracture, she says, is not the whole story of our time. The enduring question of what it means to be human has become inextricable from the challenge of who we are to one another. She insists on the possibility of personal depth and common life for this century, nurtured by science and "spiritual technologies," with civility and love as muscular public practice. And, accompanied by a cross-disciplinary dream team of a teaching faculty, she shows us how.
 
"Krista Tippett [is] a modern-day Simone Weil. . . . Becoming Wise is a tremendously vitalizing read in its totality--a wellspring of nuance and dimension amid our Flatland of artificial polarities, touching on every significant aspect of human life with great gentleness and a firm grasp of human goodness." --Maria Popova, Brain Pickings
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, ©2016.
ISBN: 9781594206801
Characteristics: xii, 288 pages ;,24 cm.

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Jun 13, 2016

I have enjoyed listening to Krista Tippett's podcast "On Being" for years. This book is a sort of "best of" with thoughtful questions and discussions organized in a beautiful, readable way. I filled pages with little tidbits and quotes I wanted to glean from this book...and quickly recommended it to many of my friends.

xaipe Jun 05, 2016

A series of essays and interview outtakes from the moderator of NPR's "On Being." Nobody listens better than Krista Tippett, her insights and engagement has produced a delightful and thoughtful series of distillations.

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