Search Results: "Paul Pearsall"


BOOK REVIEW

Paul by Gesner Noel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >

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PAUL by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

In a worthy companion volume to his Jesus: A Life (1992), novelist-biographer Wilson (A Watch in the Night, 1996, etc.) adeptly recreates the milieu of Christianity's greatest interpreter and missionary. Read full book review >

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PAUL by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Acts, though historically imprecise, makes for a much better story."
A dry historical tome that would be more aptly titled ``Paul: A Cultural History.'' The difficulties of doing ancient biography are compounded when one of the two major sources available is believed to be historically unreliable and corrupt. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 1998

"Lots of scientific jargon—there's even a glossary of technical terms—to dress up a familiar New Age message about getting in touch with oneself and becoming one with the cosmos. ($75,000 ad/promo; Literary Guild alternate selection; author tour)"
Pearsall, the prolific guru of self-help advice combining scientific theories with New Age spiritualism (Sexual Healing, 1994; Ten Laws of Lasting Love, 1993; etc.), finds evidence in the experiences of heart transplant recipients to support his claim that the heart thinks and the cells remember. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"A clear case of overkill."
Another miraculous prescription for mental and physical health, this time with sex as the cure-all. Read full book review >

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TEN LAWS OF LASTING LOVE by Paul Pearsall
Released: May 6, 1993

"Pretty standard self-help, dressed up in the language of nuclear physics but with New Age jargon peeping through."
How to achieve the blessed state of ``High Monogamy'' by following principles allegedly derived from quantum physics. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 1991

"Though laden with pseudoscientific jargon and a dash of egomania, Pearsall's latest missive may provide inspiration and insight to many troubled people who seek meaning—and miracles—in their lives."
A somewhat self-aggrandizing prescription for finding secular salvation within crucifying life experiences. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"Flawed, but surprisingly engrossing."
Another knock-off of Anita Diamant's The Red Tent: this time, the story of Saint Paul. Read full book review >

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PAUL GAUGUIN by David Sweetman
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 1996

"And if Sweetman doesn't entirely succeed in maintaining his narrative focus, he does provide a biography that brings our own time into clearer view along with that of his subject. (color and b&w illustrations, not seen)"
This sprawling narrative of Paul Gauguin's messy life provides new insights, despite its lack of formal coherence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAUL MCCARTNEY by Philip Norman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"A worthy biography that doesn't approach the greatness of its subject."
A biography of the multitalented musician, written with his "tacit approval." Read full book review >

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RABBI PAUL by Bruce Chilton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 17, 2004

"Though speculative at turns, followers of Pauline will find this account illuminating."
"Jesus is Christianity's founder," writes Chilton, "but Paul is its maker." Read full book review >