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Book Review: “If you are lucky, your heart will break” By James Ishmael Ford



James Ishmael Ford brings the unique perspective of a Unitarian Minister and a Zen priest to bear on pressing questions that affect people of all spiritual backgrounds in his new title, If you are lucky, your heart will break.  Though he had a winding journey through the beat generation to where he is now over 30 years later, his writing displays the clarity of someone who walked a straight line.  His writing is a narrative woven with insightful commentary based on personal experiences that takes the reader beyond the lecture hall into the world, which is, after all, where we all go with our practice, whatever it may be.

  For other books from this author, read The Book of Mu and Zen Master Who?  The Ottawa Public Library currently holds The Book of Mu and if you are interested in his other title chronicling Zen in America, you can reserve the book through our wonderful Interlibrary Loan system.  Go online to the library's website to fill out the ILL form or ask at any information desk for help submitting a request.  Everyday is a good reading day.