In “Waking Up,” Sam Harris argues that there is a way to spirituality without religion. He takes the reader on a journey through neuroscience, philosophy, and first-person experience to show how this can be done. Along the way, he discusses various ways in which spiritual experiences can be had and offers advice for those who are interested in exploring spirituality further. This book is an excellent introduction to the topic of spirituality for people who have no previous knowledge or interest in it.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for people who are interested in spirituality but don’t want to involve religion. Harris takes the reader on a journey through neuroscience, philosophy, and first-person experience to show how this can be done. He discusses various ways in which spiritual experiences can be had and offers advice for those who are interested in exploring spirituality further.
- The author provides a clear and concise introduction to the topic of spirituality.
- The book is easy to read and understand.
- It offers helpful advice for those who wish to explore spirituality further.
- The author can be condescending at times.
- The book is dense and may be difficult for some people to get through.
- Some of the topics covered are complex and could potentially bore readers who are not interested in science or philosophy.
Learn more about the author
Sam Harris is a neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author. He has written extensively on the topics of spirituality and morality and is one of the most influential secular thinkers in the world today.
“A wonderfully clear, concise and rational exploration of spiritual experience free from the trappings of religious dogma.”
“Waking Up is a revelatory book, at once sweeping and intimate, intellectually daring and deeply humane. It may be the most clear-sighted account yet written of how we can live with integrity in a world often bafflingly irrational.”
“Harris has written a superb guide to recovering our spiritual origins. He cuts through the Gordian knot of religious dogma and offers simple but profound steps we can take to awaken our innate spirituality.”
“Harris has done an excellent job at demystifying complex topics and making them understandable to the average reader. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in improving their understanding of spirituality.”