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    The Good Book: A Humanist Bible (CD-Audio) By (author) A. C. Grayling, Narrator Jonathan Cowley, Narrator Michael Page

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    DescriptionFew, if any, thinkers and writers today would have the imagination, the breadth of knowledge, and the literary skill to conceive of a powerful secular alternative to the Bible. But that is exactly what A. C. Grayling has done, creating a nonreligious Bible drawn 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 the beauty of its language and its arrangement into short chapters and verses, offering to the nonreligious seeker all the wisdom, insight, solace, inspiration, and perspective of various secular humanist traditions. Organized in twelve main sections, "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 work of Herodotus and Lucretius, Confucius and Mencius, Seneca and Cicero, Montaigne, Bacon, and so many others, "The Good Book" will fulfill its audacious purpose in every way.

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    The Good Book
    A Humanist Bible
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) A. C. Grayling, Narrator Jonathan Cowley, Narrator Michael Page
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    ISBN 13: 9781452653136
    ISBN 10: 1452653135

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.7
    B&T General Subject: 690
    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
    Libri: I-JI
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL017000
    BIC subject category V2: HRQA
    BISAC V2.8: REL006160, PHI010000
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    DC22: 211.6, 144
    Abridged Dewey: 144
    BISAC V2.8: PHI014000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55220
    LC classification: B821 .G73 2011D
    Thema V1.0: QRAC, QDH, QRYA
    Edition statement
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    30 June 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    A. C. Grayling is a professor of philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London, and the author of books including "Among the Dead Cities," "Meditations for the Humanist," and "Thinking of Answers." Michael Page has been recording audiobooks since 1984 and has over two hundred titles to his credit. He has won several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, including for "The War That Killed Achilles" by Caroline Alexander and "The Lies of Locke Lamora" by Scott Lynch.