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2.98598130841122 out of 52.98598130841122 out of 52.98598130841122 out of 52.98598130841122 out of 52.98598130841122 out of 5 2.99 (214 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thich Nhat Hanh Narrator: Dan Woren Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Fans of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Peace is Every Step and Anger, and Deepak Chopra’s Buddha, will appreciate Hanh’s wisdom and storytelling in his novel The Novice, which contains universal themes that transcend all boundaries of faith, creed, country, and era.

Through the parable of a young woman who stays true to herself and her faith in the face of adversity, Vietnamese Zen Buddhist master and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh enables readers to embark on their own path of introspection and self-discovery.

With his trademark insight, Hanh presents a path to greater awareness of the means to manifest peace both inside oneself and in the world at large.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Among Buddhist leaders influential in the West, Thich Nhat Hanh ranks second only to the Dalai Lama.” 

    New York Times

  • “He shows us the connection between personal, inner peace, and peace on earth.” 

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama

  • “Thich Nhat Hanh has given us a luminous book. The Novice is both instructive and haunting. Its heroine holds a lantern for all seekers.” 

    Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way 

  • “One of our most treasured spiritual teachers tells a story that will touch your heart. So beautiful.” 

    Marianne Williamson, author of A Return to Love

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jenn | 2/19/2014

    " Not only is it a moving story of a young monk, but a powerful demonstration of love and compassion. I probably didn't describe that right, you really have to read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sally McRogerson | 2/12/2014

    " I loved this, which is evidenced by the fact that it arrived in the mail this morning! Admittedly I have had the day off and it was an easy read but it was Thay's normal standard of writing so easy on the eye. It's based on a Vietnamese folk tale and is one of those books that spends much longer in your head than in your hand. If you're interested in Buddhism there's not much that's new here, but I didn't feel that I'd wasted either the time or the money spent on it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Louis | 2/1/2014

    " A book that provokes tears and is well-worth reading, remembering, every week. Though the pages are thin, the material covered is not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ron Davidson | 1/31/2014

    " A simple story by the great teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, based on a Vietnamese Buddhist legend. The main character of the story, a young woman who disguised her identity to become a monk, and having faced much undeserved adversity in her life, demonstrates the true meaning of love and forgiveness. A good, very basic primer, in parable form, for beginners learning about Buddhist ethics, particularly compassion and loving-kindness. "

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