Eckhart Tolle is widely recognized as one of the most inspiring
and visionary spiritual teachers in the world today. With his
international bestsellers, The Power of Now and A New
Earth-translated into 52 languages-he has introduced millions
to the joy and freedom of living life in the present moment. His
teachings focus on the significance and power of Presence, the
awakened state of consciousness, which transcends ego and
discursive thinking. Eckhart sees this awakening as the essential
next step in human evolution. The New York Times has
described him as "the most popular spiritual author in the United
States", and in 2011, Watkins Review named him "the most
spiritually influential person in the world".
Tolle follows up his successful The Power of Now-it's sold two million copies worldwide since 1997-with a plea to reject egotistic ways for a new form of consciousness. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
According to Tolle, who assumes the role of narrator as well, humans are on the verge of creating a new world by a personal transformation that shifts our attention away from our ever-expanding egos. This idea is well realized through Tolle's remarkably well-paced narration. Naturally, the author understands his material so thoroughly that he is able to convey it in an enjoyable manner, but Tolle's gentle tone and dialect begs his audience's attention simply through its straightforward approach. Something about this reading just seems profoundly important, whether one agrees with the material or not, and listeners' attention is sure to be captured within seconds of listening to Tolle's take on the universe in which we live. Originally released in 2005, both book and audiobook were reissued when Oprah Winfrey chose the title for her book club this year. A Penguin paperback. (Feb.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
Praise for Eckhart Tolle and his work
"[Oprah] Winfrey calls the book 'a wake-up call for the entire planet, one reader at a time. It helps us to distance ourselves from our egos . . . and to open ourselves to a higher self. . . . It helps us to stop creating our own suffering and obsessing over the past and what the future might be, and to put ourselves in the now.'"
"I would do anything to be anywhere in the vicinity of Eckhart Tolle."
"A gentle journey, one that could take you to a spectacular and very special place of new awareness and deeper understanding."
-Neale Donald Walsh, author of Conversations with God
"One of the best books to come along in years. Every sentence rings with truth and power-the power to bring you into the gap, the space between our thoughts, where we find, as Eckhart so beautifully puts it, deep serenity, stillness, and a sacred Presence."
-Deepak Chopra, author of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success