The Novice: A Story of True Love

The Novice: A Story of True Love

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by Thich Nhat Hanh
     
 

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Fans of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Peace is Every Step and Anger, and Deepak Chopra’s Buddha, will appreciate Hanh’s wisdom and storytelling in his novel The Novice, which contains universal themes that transcend all boundaries of faith, creed, country, and era.

Through the parable of a young woman who stays true

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Fans of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Peace is Every Step and Anger, and Deepak Chopra’s Buddha, will appreciate Hanh’s wisdom and storytelling in his novel The Novice, which contains universal themes that transcend all boundaries of faith, creed, country, and era.

Through the parable of a young woman who stays true to herself and her faith in the face of adversity, Vietnamese Zen Buddhist master and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh enables readers to embark on their own path of introspection and self-discovery.

With his trademark insight, Hanh presents a path to greater awareness of the means to manifest peace both inside oneself and in the world at large.

Editorial Reviews

Dalai Lama
“Thich Nhat Hanh shows us the connection between personal, inner peace and peace on earth.”
Martin Luther King
“Thich Nhat Hanh is a holy man, for he is humble and devout. He is a scholar of immense intellectual capacity. His ideas for peace, if applied, would build a monument to ecumenism, to world brotherhood, to humanity.”
Sogyal Rinpoche
“Thich Nhat Hanh writes with the voice of the Buddha.”
Thomas Merton
“Thich Nhat Hanh is more my borther than many who are nearer to me in race and nationality, because he and I see the exact same way.”
Robert Lowell
“Thich Nhat Hanh is a real poet.”
Marianne Williamson
“One of our most treasured spiritual teachers tells a story that will touch your heart. So beautiful.”
Julia Cameron
“Thich Nhat Hanh has given us a luminous book. The Novice is both instructive and haunting. Its heroine holds a lantern for all seekers.”
New York Times
“Among Buddhist leaders influential in the West, Thich Nhat Hanh ranks second only to the Dalai Lama.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062092571
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/23/2011
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,101,071
File size:
2 MB

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Julia Cameron
“Thich Nhat Hanh has given us a luminous book. The Novice is both instructive and haunting. Its heroine holds a lantern for all seekers.”
Robert Lowell
“Thich Nhat Hanh is a real poet.”
Thomas Merton
“Thich Nhat Hanh is more my borther than many who are nearer to me in race and nationality, because he and I see the exact same way.”
Dalai Lama
Thich Nhat Hanh shows us the connection between personal, inner peace and peace on earth.
Sogyal Rinpoche
“Thich Nhat Hanh writes with the voice of the Buddha.”
Marianne Williamson
“One of our most treasured spiritual teachers tells a story that will touch your heart. So beautiful.”
Martin Luther King
“Thich Nhat Hanh is a holy man, for he is humble and devout. He is a scholar of immense intellectual capacity. His ideas for peace, if applied, would build a monument to ecumenism, to world brotherhood, to humanity.”

Meet the Author

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist Zen master, poet, scholar, and peace activist who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He is the author of many bestselling books, including the classics Peace Is Every Step, Fear, and The Art of Power. Hanh lives in Plum Village, his meditation center in France, and leads retreats worldwide.

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The Novice: A Story of True Love 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Thien Nguyen More than 1 year ago
If you want to read and learn about forgivness, this is the novel you have been waiting for! I never knew that monks can write such a wonderful book about love and sexual energy that makes people do action that they will regret for their whole life. I really enjoyed this book, and I know all who read this will too. I love you Thich Nhat Hanh.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not your traditional Hahn book. Great short novel.
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The lore that allows the passage on the idea of "True Love" from generation to generation. The book reveals the way to an inner peace; to live in a Monks peace.
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