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The World Is Made of Stories by [David Loy]

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The World Is Made of Stories is about the Master Story; how we are its telling, untelling, and retelling. David R. Loy delivers freedom straight-up in a delightful, variegated collection of wisdom quotes and commentaries. This book is great fun.--Barry Magid, author of Ending the Pursuit of Happiness

An inspired, sustained, poetic, and not-quite-linear contemplation of the nature of mind. David R. Loy leads a merry, twisting chase.--Kate Wheeler, editor of Nixon Under the Bodhi Tree

Drawing on a broad range of religious and secular sources, David Loy's compelling story about stories reveals through a series of clear and penetrating reflections the inescapable presence of narrative in human life.--Stephen Batchelor, author of Confession of a Buddhist Atheist

In this slender but powerful book Loy draws the reader's attention to the power of words. He shows how stories have spoken us into existence, how each of us story the world into existence, and how these different stories inform and transform themselves, each other, and us. I consider Loy one of the most important spiritual thinkers of our day.--James Ishmael Ford, author of Zen Master WHO?

Please handle carefully! Some readers may be profoundly unnerved by this book, others will find it deeply liberating--no one, I think, will go away unchanged.--Kurt Spellmeyer, author of Buddha at the Apocalypse --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

David R. Loy's previous books include the acclaimed Money, Sex, War, Karma, The Great Awakening: A Buddhist Social Theory, and The Dharma of Dragons and Daemons, a finalist for the 2006 Mythopoeic Scholarship Award. He was the Besl Professor of Ethics/Religion and Society at Cincinnati's Xavier University. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B004GUSBK6
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Wisdom Publications (10 May 2010)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3394 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 130 pages
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David Sims
5.0 out of 5 stars Packs a lot into a little
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4.0 out of 5 stars A tremendous work of art
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Talat Halman
5.0 out of 5 stars "...we are God's stories." (p. 95)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Makes a complex subject readable and enjoyable
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3.0 out of 5 stars An short article would have sufficed
Reviewed in the United States on 26 January 2021
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