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Becoming wise : an inquiry into the mystery and art of living / Krista Tippett.

Tippett, Krista, (author.).
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  • 8 of 9 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 1594206805
  • ISBN: 9781594206801
  • Physical Description: xii, 288 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: The age of us -- Words : the poetry of creatures -- Flesh : the body's grace -- Love : a few things I've learned -- Faith : the evolution -- Hope : reimagined.
Summary, etc.:
Tippett has interviewed the most extraordinary voices examining the great questions of meaning for our time. Here, she distills the insights she has gleaned from these luminous conversations into a coherent narrative journey, over time and from mind to mind. The enduring question of what it means to be human has now become inextricable from the question of who we are to each other.
Subject: Wisdom.
Conduct of life.

  • Baker & Taylor
    From the best-selling author and host of NPR's "On Being" comes a master class in living drawn from the inspiring stories of extraordinary individuals who possess what she calls “spiritual genius.”
  • Baker & Taylor
    Offers guidance on the art of living drawn from the stories of extraordinary people whose work inspires wonder and insight into life, finding common ground between a wide variety of thinkers on how to be present in the world.
  • Penguin Putnam
    From the bestselling author and host of NPR's On Being comes a master class in living drawn from the inspiring stories of extraordinary individuals who possess what she calls "spiritual genius"

    Over the fifteen years that Krista Tippett has hosted her award-winning and nationally beloved radio program on NPR, first under the titleSpeaking of Faith and then as On Being, the heart of her work has been to shine a light on the most extraordinary people at work on the big issues and questions of the day, people whose missions kindle in us a sense of wonder. Scientists in a variety of fields; theologians from a number of faiths; poets, activists, and many others have all opened themselves up to Tippett's compassionate but searching conversation.

    In Becoming Wise, Tippett distills the insights she has gleaned from these luminous characters about the meaning of life in its many dimensions into a coherent narrative journey, over time and from mind to mind, that explores what it means to be human. The book is a master class in living, curated by Tippett but presided over by a delightfully ecumenical dream team of a teaching faculty. The art of living can mean many things to many different people. The questions most of us are asking ourselves today are intimate and civilizational all at once--definitions of when life begins and when death happens; the meaning of marriage and family; the human relationship to the natural world; our relationships to technology and through technology: how then shall we live? Tippett's great gift, in her work and in Becoming Wise, is to avoid reductive simplifications but still find the golden threads that weave people and ideas together into a shimmering braid.

    One powerful common denominator of the lessons imparted to Tippett is the gift of presence, of the exhilaration of engagement with life for its own sake, not as a means to an end. Called enlightenment, called transcendence, often called nothing because it is beyond language, it is a state whose gifts can be described in many ways--nourishing, edifying, redemptive--as can its celebrants: courageous, tender, adventurous, curious. But presence does not mean passivity or acceptance of the status quo. Indeed Tippett's teachers are people whose work meets, and often drives, some of the most powerful forces of change alive in the world today. In the end, perhaps the greatest blessing conveyed by the lessons of spiritual genius Tippett harvests inBecoming Wise is the strength to meet the world where it really is, and then to make it even better.

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