by Lewis Black.
To start with, i love Lewis Black's shorts on The daily show with Jon Stewart. Both his material and style of delivery is unique and makes me laugh. So when i saw that he has written a book and that too on religion, i was on to it. The cover of the book says something like this - "there is only one man who can yell in print form and that man is Lewis Black". I agree :) Me of little faith is more or less a personal story of Black's relationship with religion, how he became an atheist after being a Jew and how others react to him. While it is humorous, it is not a Laugh out loud kind of book and frankly towards the end it even feels that i have had enough of Mr. Black. But still the book is very interesting take on religion filled with anecdotes and one liners that are typical of Mr. B. Not the kind of book i would like to buy but nevertheless a good read while you are sitting on THE seat.
Book can be found here - http://www.lewisblack.com/Me-of-Little-Faith.aspx
Guardians of being
Eckhart Tolle and Patrick McDonnel
Guardian of being is an awesome book - a perfect gift to someone. It is also the closest that i will ever get to a spiritual kind of self-help book. It is a very short book containing small spiritual deep meaning sentences, written by Eckhart Tolle, accompanied by graphic images illustrated by Patrick McDonnel. Both people are masters in their genre and this book is like an experiment to merge the two art forms. And it is great. The title Guardains of being refers to the pets. The book is the importance of having pets, what we can learn from them. The book illustrates how pets help us in realizing what nature is, what life is, what stillness is, what enjoying the present is. And many things. I will highly recommend this book.
Some lines -
“The vital function that pets fulfill in this world hasn’t been fully recognized, They keep millions of people sane.”
Whether it’s a dog leaping joyously after a butterfly or a cat curled blissfully in the lap of its person, the messages are clear: “Life is good!” and “Enjoy the here and now!”
Millions of people who otherwise would be completely lost in their minds and in endless past and future concerns are taken back by their dog or cat into the present moment, again and again, and reminded of the joy of Being.
Look at a tree, a flower