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Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong.. The author of A History of God, Islam and Buddha offers up a great book –– and reading list –– to help with some of those New Year’s resolutions you’re hoping to get right. Religion optional, but faith in yourself may help.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"As always, Armstrong weaves together the teachings of diverse religions in a graceful, approachable manner . . . well-executed.."

Kirkus

"When I hear that Karen Armstrong, the widely respected religion scholar . . . has a new book called Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life, I figure it’s about big stuff—and she does not disappoint.."

Elle

Author bio: Karen is the author of numerous books on religious affairs—including A History of God, The Battle for God, Holy War, Islam, Buddha, The Great Transformation, and The Case for God—and two memoirs, Through the Narrow Gate and The Spiral Staircase. Her work has been translated into forty-five languages. In February 2008 she was awarded the TED Prize and began working on the Charter for Compassion, created online by the general public and crafted by leading thinkers in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. The charter was signed in November 2009 by a thousand religious and secular leaders. She lives in London. More information can be found here: http://www.randomhouse.com/author/834/karen-armstrong

Book Details: Nonfict Other; 240 pp. Practical wisdom: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions

Publisher Website: http://knopf.knopfdoubleday.com/

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