Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Beth’s Book Review Blog

Review: how to achieve a heaven on earth edited by John E. Wade II
This collection of inspirational essays from 100 of the world’s leading thinkers, statesmen, artists, and theologians addresses the question of how to make the world a better place. Contributors include Al Gore, David Brooks, Tony Blair, Thomas L. Friedman, George Bush, Nicholas D. Kristoff, Leonard Pitts Jr., James K. Glassman, Ted Turner, and many more.

The articles were divided into the following sections: Peace, Security, Freedom, Democracies, Racial Harmony, Ecological Harmony, Health, Moral Purpose and Meaning, and Individual Paths to Heaven on Earth.

This one gets three stars. While I did not agree with all the authors, the essays were intriguing to read. There was a nice selection of pieces, although many of the articles were not unique to the book (magazine reprints, etc.). The essays were the perfect length, each only a few pages, to read in one quick sitting. Overall this was quite well done and interesting and everyone should be able to find at least a few of the essays enlightening.

★★★☆☆= Liked It

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