With a general Introduction, and introductions to each topic, the rest of the book organizes hundreds of sayings attributed to Jesus, Buddha, Krishna and Lao Tzu–from hundreds of texts–into such topics as, “The Great Way” and “God, Tao and Universal Mind,” and assembles sayings in sequence, since four parallel columns of the printed book can’t be created for Kindle.
The Parallel Sayings demonstrates the common thread that runs through all mystical traditions. The author/editor prefaces each top with an introduction that is insightful and sends a powerful message that will be welcomed by all who seek the truth within, and within their own spiritual tradition.
“A Priceless treasury of interfaith understanding.”
Brother David Steindal-Rast, O.S.B.
“These gems [the sayings] capture the perspective of each spiritual tradition and reveal the universality of wisdom. The beauty of Hoopert’s work is that his camparisons do not attempt to make any tradition right or wrong. He simply finds the common ground.”
Science of Mind Magazine
“A much needed journey into the minds and hearets of the great prophets of our world; academic, yet heart-filled, stimulating and illuminating . . . This rare text answers many questions that others leave hanging.”
Alan Cohen, auther of A Deep Breath of Life and co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul
“I was very much taken by the idea of this book when I first learned it was in the making, but the execution of it–the reality of it–is just wonderful.”
Carol Lee Flinders, Ph.D, author of Enduring Lives: Portraits of Women and Faith in Action.
“Richard Hooper sends a powerful message that will be welcomed by all who see the truth within, and within their own tradition.”
Jeffrey M. Cox, President, Snow Lion Publications.
“Richard Hooper takes you beyond what the holy men said, and into the heart and mind that drove the likes of Gandhi and Francis of Assisi.”
Larry Moffitt, United Press International.
“. . . Hooper presents basic building blocks of world spirituality . . . Here one finds our common thread in the universality of spirituality. World peace might be achieved if we understood life and the divine as presented here.”
Adrian Ravarour, Ph.D, Bishop, The American Catholic Chruch
“”This beautiful book is much-needed. The profound parallel sayings are judiciously selected and demonstrate the universal insights of the major religons. The author’s commentary is searingly hones and totally unphony.”
Eleanor Rowe, Ph.D; W.W. Rowe, Ph.D.