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The Intellectual Devotional: Revive Your…
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The Intellectual Devotional: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education,…

by David S. Kidder, Noah D. Oppenheim

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A daily dose of intellectual insight.
  rsalley76 | Mar 13, 2018 |
This was a fabulous book! I kept it in my purse as my "line book" - the book I read while waiting for things. I enjoyed the subjects chosen - opera, science, philosophy, history, paintings. For anyone how enjoys knowledge, fact, or Jeopardy - this is the book for you. It's perfect for a short reads, for livening the mind, or for learning fun facts to dazzle (or bore) your friends. The only thing I'd changed is more modern music history - jazz or big band, or even rock and roll! I ended up buy the the American History edition to read now that I'm finished with this one. I anticipate it being just as good! ( )
  empress8411 | Sep 5, 2015 |
This was great bedtime reading. I didn't quite finish it before I had to take it back to the library, but I'd like a copy someday. ( )
  amaraduende | Mar 30, 2013 |
After one year, I have finished this book. I am truly going to miss sitting down with it each day and learning something (mostly) new. Instead of inspirational verses, this book teaches you something about History on Monday, Literature on Tuesday, Visual Arts on Wednesday, Science on Thursday, Music on Friday, Philosophy on Saturday, and Religion on Sunday, 52 weeks' worth. I learned a lot, and had something to look forward to each day. I think he has published additional books, and I'll have to get one for myself! ( )
  tloeffler | Aug 12, 2012 |
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From Amazon: This daily digest of intellectual challenge and learning will arouse curiosity, refresh knowledge, expand horizons, and keep the mind sharp.

Millions of Americans keep bedside books of prayer and meditative reflection—-collections of daily passages to stimulate spiritual thought and advancement. The Intellectual Devotional is a secular version of the same—-a collection of 365 short lessons that will inspire and invigorate the reader every day of the year. Each daily digest of wisdom is drawn from one of seven fields of knowledge: history, literature, philosophy, mathematics and science, religion, fine arts, and music.

Impress your friends by explaining Plato’s Cave Allegory, pepper your cocktail party conversation with opera terms, and unlock the mystery of how batteries work. Daily readings range from important passages in literature to basic principles of physics, from pivotal events in history to images of famous paintings with accompanying analysis. The book’s goal is to refresh knowledge we’ve forgotten, make new discoveries, and exercise modes of thinking that are ordinarily neglected once our school days are behind us. Offering an escape from the daily grind to contemplate higher things, The Intellectual Devotional is a great way to awaken in the morning or to revitalize one’s mind before retiring in the evening.
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This daily digest of intellectual challenge and learning will arouse curiosity, refresh knowledge, expand horizons, and keep the mind sharp. Millions of Americans keep bedside books of prayer and meditative reflection--collections of daily passages to stimulate spiritual thought and advancement. This is a secular version of the same--a collection of 365 short lessons that will inspire and invigorate the reader every day of the year. Each daily digest of wisdom is drawn from one of seven fields of knowledge: history, literature, philosophy, mathematics and science, religion, fine arts, and music. The goal is to refresh knowledge we've forgotten, make new discoveries, and exercise modes of thinking that are ordinarily neglected once our school days are behind us.--From publisher description.… (more)

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