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Buddha in Your Backpack: Everyday Buddhism for Teens Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2016-06-22 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 25 user ratings
ISBN:1569753210
LANGUAGE:English

"Fast, Honest and great price--easy to use--true to their word! I'm happy to know their are honest people out there! Easy read, easy to relate to your children with!" said.

"Great book for my 12 yr old to read while studying different religions - we keep it handy when we are on the run and works in companion with the other Books on Buddhism we use" said.

"I give this book four stars.
It is a perfect spiritual guide for teens and upwards.
It explains Buddhism in a simplistic way as it should, I like many switch off when the subject is taken to the extreme.
This is an insightful guide for all those on this journey called life.
Best of all it let's everyone know aiming for perfection is impossible and will only cause suffering, detaching from such ideas brings us closer to peace.
Oh the joy of that notion!
So squeeze Buddha in between your lunch box and laptop and follow the Eightfold path!
" said.

"I bought this for my soon-to-be teenage daughter but read it first. After reviewing it, I would not give it to my daughter. While I am no expert, it seemed an odd take on eastern thought." said.

"I initially purchased this book for my grandchildren, who are now teenagers. Although only ONE of the THREE has read parts of it, the sections they read did spark informative conversations....and what more could one ask for? I read the book often and truly appreciate its offerings...in easy to read, very informative and engaging ways. I think its appropriate for all ages....and when they are ready...the teens (or perhaps young adults...or even older) will return because I'm keeping it with me! I've also shared it with many of my college students in writing courses and they gobble it up...I highly recommend it!" said.

"A good introduction to Buddhism for teens. The writing is clear and concise, but the book gets a bit uncomfortably mystical and difficult to follow near the end." said.

"Metcalfe's book emphasizes everyday experiences and how to deal with them in a buddhist manner. Metcalfe also does a good job of explaining Buddhism in the language used by teens." said.

"This should be required reading in schools. The negative reviews typically involve devout Christians and other faiths who fear the worship of false idols. This is not a religion, it is a philosophy, about how to treat others, about how to treat yourself, about how to live your life recognizing the causes or suffering, and minimizing or elimininating it for yourself and others. It is about compassion, self-control, and happiness, something we all can and should try to increase in ourselves and others while on this planet. Nothing in here contradicts the teachings of Christ, just the opposite. It can help us understand the Golden Rule and other teachings. Buddhism can be your Cliff Notes for a better understanding of the New Testament. Everyone I have gotten this book for has told me it was as if a blindfold was lifted from their eyes, allowing them to become better people and help others do the same." said.

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