The Intellectual Devotional: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, And Roam Confidently With the Cultured Class

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Hardcover, Rodale Press, 2006, ISBN# 1594865132

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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. 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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Publisher: Rodale Press, Incorporated
Publish Date: Oct 03, 2006
ISBN-13: 9781594865138
ISBN-10: 1594865132
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 368
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.9 x 6.1 x 1.2
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