April 10, 2024

The Eye of God

Aeternus Costin’s The Eye of God provides a thoughtful attempt at reconciling a conception of God with scientific orthodoxy.

Costin is an autodidact, not a classically trained philosopher; nonetheless, he’s well-read and his arguments are considered, though still vulnerable to critique. Costin posits that gravity is God. His definition of gravity matches the scientific orthodoxy, […]


April 9, 2024

The Contentment Dividend: Meditations for Realizing Your True Self

In The Contentment Dividend, Michael Goddart offers 49 insightful short essays on the benefits of finding a unique, ongoing way of quieting the mind’s chatter and accessing the higher self.

In a short Author’s Note at the beginning, Goddart extends a friendly invitation to “engage with the thrilling meaning of life…and your call to inner […]


June 20, 2023

Forever Finite

Commonly held concepts about the theory of infinity, whether from the philosophical, mathematical, or theological disciplines, are flipped on their head in the provocative book Forever Finite: The Case Against Infinity.

Author Kip K. Sewell, who holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in philosophy, posits that we would be better served by discarding the notion […]


June 20, 2023

A Mindful Life

In A Mindful Life, a retired RN, hospital administrator, business owner, and military retiree maps a course through a world of distress and disappointment toward a life of mindfulness, clarity, flexibility, and freedom through 101 short lessons.

Homeless in his teens, Tom Dickerson joined the U.S. Air Force and began his formal education toward a […]


May 16, 2023

Closer To Consciousness: The First Strong Theory of Consciousness

Closer to Consciousness, by Alexander Durig, tackles a thorny academic problem, namely outlining a theory of how consciousness develops and functions in the human mind. Durig meets this challenge by integrating aspects of psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy in a novel and fruitful way.

Contemporary philosophers posit that understanding the mental world of another person is […]


February 28, 2023

God Cares But Do We?: The Evolution of Belief and Spirituality

Kwaku Adjei Mensah addresses the moral degradation of America and calls for a return to the principles of the Ten Commandments in this unconventional treatise on modern humanity.

From violence to racism, homosexuality to infidelity, Mensah expresses grief over the “senseless violence and ignorance, [sic] we do to each other, every nation, and every race.” […]


February 14, 2023

The Human Paradox

In this exciting and exceedingly well-written book, Gilbert E. Mulley illuminates how a host of problems humankind faces today are connected and proposes a credible (if not imminent) framework to address them.

Mulley, a retired writer-editor, succinctly describes sources of problems like diminishing natural resources, pollution, poverty and racism. While most of his examples come […]


May 2, 2022

I Am Not a Monk “Sponging Off” Buddhism

During 84 years of monastic life, Venerable Master Hsing Yun has filled 365 volumes about the Buddha. Yet as he nears age 100, disciples requested one more volume that distills their message. I Am Not a Monk “Sponging Off” Buddhism is that book, a dense but rewarding collection of 10 previously published essays that explain […]


March 21, 2022

A Transcendental Journey: Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition

Author and playwright Stephen Evans’s memoir, in a new edition, revisits his journey through natural landmarks of the mid and western U.S. and the philosophical rambles they inspired.

“We live on the surface of the past,” Evans begins, but it’s his past, including a painful divorce, that he’s driving away from when he leaves Washington, […]


March 11, 2022

Good and Evil: The Eternal Conflict Within

Good and Evil: The Eternal Conflict Within comprises author Bhimeswara Challa’s pensive engagement with a fundamental question: Why is it so hard to be good? And considering the apocalyptic pairing of climate crisis and a global pandemic, is it possible that the world is better off without us?

Good and Evil is an expansive tome, […]


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