Brian Renvall

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Buddha Takes the Mound: Enlightenment in Nine Innings

While the narrative is somewhat tedious in places, this work should appeal to baseball enthusiasts who never previously considered the similarities between their beloved pastime and ancient Buddhist teachings.
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The Art of Solitude

A wide-ranging work with many poignant assertions that will appeal to those wishing to learn about more about the spiritual aspects of practicing mindfulness.
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The Dalai Lama: An Extraordinary Life

The Dalai Lama himself insists that much of his life is dedicated to spiritual concerns. What remains, he has committed to causes such as freeing his homeland. This balance between spiritual and worldly goals is perhaps the most fascinating aspect of his life and this definitive book, which is sure to attract anyone seeking more insight into this enduring leader.
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One Long River of Song: Notes on Wonder

Doyle imparts a sense of breathless curiosity and joy in this blend of spirituality and philosophy; probing readers will find surprises and solace..
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Mudlark: In Search of London’s Past Along the River Thames

Maiklem positions the River Thames as a narrator, which only offers up some of its stories in a piecemeal fashion. The parts that are revealed, however, make for a captivating read.
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For Small Creatures Such As We: Rituals for Finding Meaning in Our Unlikely World

A potentially transformative read for anyone looking to embrace its invocation to lead a more connected life.
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The Invention of Yesterday: A 50,000-Year History of Human Culture, Conflict, and Connection

A masterly effort with an intriguing thesis put forward to explain key factors contributing to human history. Highly recommended.

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The Fate of Food: What We’ll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World

An informative, highly recommended read that touches on every relevant area of the subject and will have wide appeal

Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia

Thompson accomplishes a lot in this work that blends history, anthropology, and geology; the smoothly flowing narrative makes for an exceptional read.

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