The Book of Joy

This book jacket caught my eye while browsing with Beth at the local BN.  I of course bought the Kindle book and read it on my iPad.  I had never read anything by the Dalai Lama or Tutu before and didn’t really know much about them, but who doesn’t like the topic of joy?  The book was ok, but what was fantastic was it opened me up to the world of these two great men.  I have since watched lots of uTubes by and about them (Exploring!!).  They are so neat to watch!  The relationship they have is really interesting.  While their theology is quite different, the practical ideas of living seem to be very much in sync and they truly seem to like each other.  I have watched and read so much other stuff I can’t remember what came from where, but the message I got and like is that real happiness and joy in life comes from having compassion and living to help others.  As Jesus said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”  I would say jump on uTube and watch some of their talks before reading the book.  There are lots.  I like the fact that they don’t get into religious belief so much as they do the practical aspects of love, trust, compassion, friendship, joy, etc.

So, there is my first book review.  Beth is really the pro at these and is much more insightful.  Anxious to see what she gets in to.  Stay tuned!

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