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Comment by Diane Coto 10 hours ago

#bookreview #mystery : Mortom by Erik Therme - http://www.fictionzeal.com/review-mortom-erik-therme/

Comment by Fuentes 12 hours ago

The Shiro Project by David Khara

No downtime, the story is fast paced and addictive. A thriller whose pages we turn eagerly to know more about the hero's adventures while traveling and reliving the pages of our dark history.

Lucie
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Comment by Shelley Workinger yesterday

The Language of Stones serves up more than peas and pottage: http://bookfare.blogspot.com/2014/11/foodfic-please-welcome-rob-car...

Comment by Harvee Lau yesterday

Book giveaway....

A GROOVY KIND OF LOVE by Karen Wojcik Berner - romance, history, women's fiction.


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Comment by Diane Coto yesterday

Book Tour & #bookreview: Certainty by Victor Bevine - http://www.fictionzeal.com/book-tour-review-certainty-victor-bevine/


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Comment by Diane Coto yesterday

#Free #eBook alert** Rogue Alliance by Michelle Bellon Free Day on November 21st - http://www.fictionzeal.com/free-ebook-alert-rogue-alliance-michelle...


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Comment by Raymond Mathiesen on Thursday

The Neurotic’s Guide To Avoiding Enlightenment by Chris Niebauer, Ph.D. – Book Review

Reviewed by Raymond Mathiesen

4 out of 5 stars

 

Deep thoughts about the self and self-improvement…

 

Even a quick look at the self-help shelf at any bookstore will quickly reveal that the industry is booming and that most of us seem to have a secret desire to ‘be a better person’.  We search for that magic formula which will give us enlightenment, hopefully the quicker the better.  But is enlightenment, as we understand it, really achievable?  If we did have a better life what would it be like?  Would it be very different from our current life?  Even more, what if we found that this ‘self’, which we are so bent on improving, turned out not to really exist, to be a myth, an unreliable creation of our own brain?  Can modern neuroscience throw any light on this subject, and if so do you have to be an expert to understand it?  If you are confused already get ready to have many of your ideas challenged by Chris Niebauer’s thought provoking book The Neurotics Guide To Avoiding Enlightenment: How The Left-brain Plays Unending Games Of Self-improvement.

 

Many self-help books are written from a New Age / Eastern Mysticism perspective and in a way Niebauer’s book fits into this category.  Niebauer is strongly influenced both by the mid twentieth century author Alan Watts and the contemporary writer Eckhart Tolle.  Watts wrote on a variety of Eastern Religions including Zen, Hinduism and Taoism and Tolle is greatly influenced by Buddhism.  To describe the book as being purely of this ilk, however, would be greatly misleading.  Also, to describe The Neurotics Guide simply as a self-help book, would be equally deceptive.  Certainly there are mind-exercises and meditation techniques included which the reader may find helps them achieve a new mind-state, and which gives them a new approach to life, but this is very much a book of theory / philosophy which concentrates on challenging our standard ideas about ourselves and our lives.  Niebauer is indeed “a college professor specializing in cognitive neuropsychology” (Preface) and the book has a heavy neuroscience content.  In essence Niebauer is attempting to give Eastern Mysticism a neuroscience framework, taking it from the world of pure ideas and giving it a firm background in science.

 

 

http://goo.gl/oKlcFz    The Neurotics Guide (Book ed.)

 

http://goo.gl/z8HkhM  The Neurotics Guide (Kindle ed.)

 

http://goo.gl/IgXUcJ    Chris Niebauer’s Facebook Page

 

http://goo.gl/HBAXap  Chris Niebauer’s Web Site

 

 

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http://raymondmathiesenbookreviews.blogspot.com.au/

 


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Comment by Craig W. Dressler on Thursday

Christian Thriller Review & Trailer

The Midwest Book Review said of the book: "Heart of Terror is an exciting twist of thriller and faith, very much recommended reading."  The novel is available as an ebook as well as in paperback from amazon.com and from the Barnes and Noble website.  Here is the book trailer link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7GBz8Zn_08

Comment by Mk - PopcornReads.com on Thursday

Nora Bonesteel’s Christmas Past, a Ballad Novella by Sharon McCrumb

Need a little push to get in the holiday spirit? Bestselling author Sharon McCrumb’s Ballad novella featuring Appalachian Mountains characters, spirits, and a couple of unintentional angels might be just what you need. Find out at http://popcornreads.com/?p=7917.


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Comment by Diane Coto on Thursday

#suspense Blog Tour & #Giveaway: A Touch of Nerves by D.C. Hampton - http://www.fictionzeal.com/blog-tour-giveaway-touch-nerves-d-c-hamp...

 
 
 

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