Christian Love Buddhist Wisdom
on Oct. 27, 2011
An excellent, remarkable book, with a regrettably misleading title: many will think that Mr. Low's book criticizes the God-idea as a mere delusion, which is not the case. In fact, the book is not at all about God, but about religion as a quest -- a quest that can take many forms, in deistic religions such as Christianity, and in non-deistic religions/philosophies such as Buddhism. In fact the title means
"Beyond Richard Dawkins's book 'The God Delusion'."
This book will interest all persons who sense that somehow life makes no sense, unless as a kind of quest -- be they atheists, Christians, Muslims, or Buddhists. Mr. Low is himself a Zen teacher, but he approaches other traditions with a very open mind indeed.
The page layout and typography of the book could be much improved, however. Among other things, it would be nice to have the footnotes at the bottom of each page, instead of all at the end. But let these small imperfections not deter you from reading this very inspiring book!