Book Reviews of The Accidental Buddhist

The Accidental Buddhist
The Accidental Buddhist
Author: Dinty W. Moore
ISBN-13: 9780385492676
ISBN-10: 0385492677
Publication Date: 2/16/1999
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Main Street Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
Quite entertaining, and informative, for someone who knows nothing about Buddhism. Back cover claims the author "cuts through the religious jargon",which is true, of course, but he invents his own jargon along the way.
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Helpful Score: 3
Interesting, amusing, sincere. Irish-American Catholic Dinty W. Moore sets out to write an article about Buddhism. To that end he meets and interviews Tibetan Buddhists, Zen Buddhists, Jewish Buddhists, Theravadan Buddhists, even a catholic monk Buddhist! He sees the humanity of the teachers and the value of their teachings, and his conversion to Buddhism is as calm and quiet as Buddhism itself. He draws parallels between his Catholic upbringing and Buddhism that I think will clarify much about both religions to his readers. Highly recommended.
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Helpful Score: 1
I love this book. I have read it several times now. Moore is a great writer. I found it inspiring but not at all preachy.
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Helpful Score: 1
An interesting look at how Buddhism is making it's way into American society.
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A good, Everyman's account of the American Buddhist experience.
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This was a really fun, easy read about one man's journey to discover what is American Buddhism. It is a great primer about Buddhism for those who are unfamiliar or just a good brush up for those in the know. I would highly recommend this book to anyone. The author has a good sense of humor in dealing with the topic too.
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Sweet book, loved the laid back style and approach to Buddhism and the simple explanation.