HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Seven Sins for a Life Worth Living by Roger…
Loading...

Seven Sins for a Life Worth Living (edition 2005)

by Roger Housden

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
41None279,442 (3.5)None
Member:READnotowned
Title:Seven Sins for a Life Worth Living
Authors:Roger Housden
Info:Harmony (2005), Edition: annotated edition, Hardcover, 208 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:**
Tags:self help

Work details

Seven Sins for a Life Worth Living by Roger Housden

None

None.

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

No reviews
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0307336719, Hardcover)

“Conventional wisdom,” says Roger Housden, “tells us that nobody goes to heaven for having a good time.” Seven Sins for a Life Worth Living, then, is a refreshing, liberating, and decidedly welcome dose of unconventional wisdom that awakens us to the simple delights and transformative joys of the world around us.

With elegance, gentle humor, and remarkable openness, Housden takes us along as he recalls his personal journey toward an appreciation of what he calls the Seven Pleasures: The Pleasure of All Five Senses, The Pleasure of Being Foolish,The Pleasure of Not Knowing, The Pleasure of Not Being Perfect, The Pleasure of Doing Nothing Useful, The Pleasure of Being Ordinary, and The Pleasure of Coming Home.

Housden writes, for instance, of submitting to the ultimate folly of falling in love, of celebrating our imperfections, of coming to understand the virtues of the Slow Food movement while enjoying an all-afternoon lunch in a small French village, and of discovering in a Saharan cave that, however extraordinary our surroundings, “we are human, a glorious nothing much to speak of”—and learning to be at peace with the notion.

Such pleasures may be suspect in today’s achievement-driven, tightly scheduled, relent-lessly self-improving, conspicuously consumptive culture, but surely the greater sin lies in letting them slip away moment by precious moment. “The purpose of this book,” says Housden, “is to inspire you to lighten up and fall in love with the world and all that is in it.” Reading it is a pleasure indeed.


“When you die,God and the angels will hold you accountablefor all the pleasures you were allowed in life that you denied yourself.”


Roger Housden, author of the bestselling Ten Poems series, presents a joyously affirmative, warmly personal, and spiritually illuminating meditation on the virtues of opening ourselves up to pleasures like being foolish, not being perfect, and doing nothing useful, the pleasure of not knowing, and even (would you believe it?) the pleasure of being ordinary.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:30:37 -0400)

Celebrates human imperfection and temptation by introducing the seven sins that can make life more satisfying and pleasurable, including sensual pleasures, foolishness, doing nothing useful, and celebrating the ordinary.

(summary from another edition)

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
6 wanted1 pay

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.5)
0.5
1
1.5
2 1
2.5
3
3.5
4 3
4.5
5

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 91,656,105 books! | Top bar: Always visible