The proverbs of the world connect us with other cultures and religions, show us how much we humans have in common, and delight at the same time by their great variety. Inspiring and optimistic, Words of Common Sense finds meaning in the ordinary circumstances of everyday life. This book contains a new interpretation of Jesus’ parables that speaks to every heart and is universally valid. Common Sense is the common ground we so urgently need today.

Templeton Foundation Pr; ISBN: 189015198X
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Br. David Steindl-Rast
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Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB

Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB

About the author

Brother David Steindl-Rast — author, scholar, and Benedictine monk — is beloved the world over for his enduring message about gratefulness as the true source of lasting happiness. Known to many as the “grandfather of gratitude,” Br. David has been a source of inspiration and spiritual friendship to countless leaders and luminaries around the world including Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Thomas Merton, and more. He has been one of the most important figures in the modern interfaith dialogue movement, and has taught with thought-leaders such as Eckhart Tolle, Jack Kornfield, and Roshi Joan Halifax. His wisdom has been featured in recent interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Krista Tippett, and Tami Simon and his TED talk has been viewed almost 10,000,000 times. Learn more about Br. David here.