HAVE FAITH IN LOVE asks the greatest questions ever posed: What is the meaning of life? Is there a god? How did the universe begin? What is the greatest secret? Is one religion best? Is religion needed at all? Is there a soul? What happens after we die? HAVE FAITH IN LOVE consults the greatest minds of all time: Einstein, Gandhi, Jesus, King, Lennon, Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama, Sagan, Socrates, Jefferson, Confucius, Buddha, Mohammad, Shakespeare, Thoreau, Emerson, Lincoln, Rand, Hawking, Marley, Franklin and many others. HAVE FAITH IN LOVE gathers these greatest answers of philosophy, religion, science and spirituality and forms the greatest conclusion: one based upon LOVE. Read and discover the intimate details that are sure to surprise, challenge, inspire, and enlighten...
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Author John Brown has done us all a huge favor by writing `Have Faith in Love'--a delightful, enlightening and uplifting collection of some of the most important morsels of wisdom from humanity's greatest minds. The quotes are thoughtfully categorized according to general themes--life, love, freedom, reason, God are just a few--and serve as some sort of a "road map" to daily life. For example, if you ever need some reassurance on what attitude to adapt in your daily life, Albert Einstein's words may help: "Life is a preparation for the future, and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none." Or Gautama Buddha's powerful words: "All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become." Here are some of the more memorable quotes from John Brown's book: "Truth is, something exists, and everything exists for a reason. Regardless if the reason is known or unknown, knowable or unknowable, reason exists and can be named." "I used to be terrified of death. My grandfather was terminal in the hospital across from my high school, yet I never visited him. That fact still haunts me to this day. Years later, my arms were around my grandmother as she struggled with her last breaths. I told her we were with her and everything was going to be okay. She died as I held her tightly and I felt her body lose life. It was the most peaceful moment I ever experienced, and I felt joy for her. It was an emotional, intellectual, and spiritual moment for me. I wasn't afraid anymore.... One day years later I received the phone call every parent dreads. My daughter was in a serious automobile accident. As I raced to her I prepared myself for the news she had died. Once again, I felt an unexpected and profound emotion. She lived, but in the face of that horrifying time there was a strange overall calm. I realized, no matter what, everything was going to be okay. I remembered I wasn't afraid anymore." "First stage is knowing the truth, second is not knowing the truth, third is realizing the paradox." "That which isn't love, isn't god." "Love isn't self-centered, even at the supreme scale." "If you are religious, pray. If you are philosophical, contemplate. If you are spiritual, meditate." "The average human lifespan compared to the age of the universe is the same as comparing a blink of an eye to that human lifespan. Relatively speaking, short and long lifespans are the same. Both are non-existent compared to the infinite that's ahead. Furthermore, we cannot change the past, and have no guarantees for the future. We are only in charge of the present. The present is nothing--and it is everything." "Everything good is good because of the love it contains." "Metagapism is the belief that love is the ultimate reality, literally god and the one shared soul, and the source, nature and destiny of all." "The type of nothing from which something can arise is truly something." From Socrates to Oprah Winfrey, from Richard Feynman to Marilyn Monroe, the `nuggets' of wisdom you'll find in `Have Faith in Love' are refreshingly eclectic that they can be your daily guide to life--I love opening it on a random location on my Kindle in the morning and allow myself to be surprised by the day's quote. Overall, this is a great book to have, especially on an easily accessible ebook reader or a tablet. Also, if you know anyone--a friend or a loved one--who might need some wisdom, gift them a copy of this book--it's probably the best, most thoughtful gift they'll be receiving in a long time. Highly recommended!