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    DescriptionDrawn from the wealth of secular literature and philosophy in both Western and Eastern traditions, using the same techniques of editing, redaction, and adaptation that produced the holy books of the Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions, "The Good Book" consciously takes its design and presentation from the Bible. In its beauty of language and its arrangement into short chapters and verses for ease of reading and quotability, it offers the non-religious seeker all the wisdom, insight, solace, inspiration, and perspective of secular humanist traditions that are older, far richer, and more various than Christianity. Organized in twelve main sections-Genesis, Histories, Wisdom, The Sages, Parables, Consolations, Lamentations, Proverbs, Songs, Epistles, Acts, and the Good-"The Good Book" opens with meditations on the origin and progress of the world and human life in it, then devotes attention to the question of how life should be lived, how we relate to one another, and how vicissitudes are to be faced and joys appreciated. Inspired by the writing of Herodotus and Lucretius, Confucius and Mencius, Seneca and Cicero, Montaigne, Bacon, and so many others, "The Good Book" fulfills its audacious purpose in every way."I suppose some might be offended by "The Good Book" but they needn't be. You don't have to be a nonbeliever to find solace and wisdom in the distilled ideas presented here."-"The Huffington Post"

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    The Good Book
    A Humanist Bible
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) A C Grayling
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 597
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 44 mm
    Weight: 620 g
    ISBN 13: 9780802778376
    ISBN 10: 0802778372

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.7
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    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
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    B&T Approval Code: A13010000
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    BIC subject category V2: HPCB
    B&T Approval Code: A13500000
    BISAC V2.8: PHI010000
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    BIC subject category V2: HRCF
    DC22: 144
    Abridged Dewey: 144
    DC21: 144
    BISAC V2.8: REL004000, REL006050, BIB000000
    LC classification: B821 .G73 2013
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    Publication date
    05 March 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    A. C. Grayling is a professor of philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of the acclaimed "Among the Dead Cities," "Descartes," "Toward the Light of Liberty, ""Meditations for the Humanist," and "Thinking of Answers." A fellow of the World Economic Forum and past chairman of the human rights organization June Fourth, he contributes frequently to the "Times" (London), the "Financial Times," the "Economist," the "New Statesma"n, and "Prospect." He lives in London.