(Book Review) A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

When last we spoke, I promised to write a post dealing with sacraments if I did not get distracted by anything else.  Color me distracted. 🙂

Lunch with a group of friends (the friends, not lunch) convinced me that I should learn to appreciate the “now”.  I confessed that I didn’t even really understand that concept.  One of them suggested “A New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle.

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose (Oprah’s Book Club, Selection 61)

Being the iFanatic that I am, I whipped out my iPad and had most of the first chapter read before I got home.

A few pages into it, I was convinced Tolle was already hopelessly wrong.  I kept reading, and decided to re-read everything up to that point.  It turns out I was wrong, but not hopelessly.  There is hope for me yet.  I have a lot of preconceptions to shed before I fully appreciate everything he is trying to say.  Even as the first chapter comes to an end, I am starting to let go of those preconceptions and just take in the words.

Even though I labeled this post a book review, this is most certainly not.  Rather, from time to time, I will blog my experience of reading the book as I am doing now.  Fear not, I will continue that post on sacraments I have in draft.  I suspect, hope, there will be less venom the longer I post.  I just wanted you to know that there is more to my life and posts than harsh religious polemics, though I do find them rather cathartic.

More to come…

Eckhart, take me away…


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