by Colin Mallard
Winner of the US National Best Books Awards and the International Book Awards.
Finalist in the US Indie Excellence Awards.
The language is simple, at times sparse and is meant to be read aloud. It provides a perfect vehicle for Lao Tzu’s profound wisdom.
Spacious layout, use of the author’s photographs and overall design set “Something To Ponder,” apart. The wisdom of Lao Tzu emerges as beautiful contemporary poetry.
Truth is something we recognize despite our beliefs and reading Lao Tzu it is easy to find oneself saying quietly, “Of course, I knew this all along!” Elegant, beautiful, profound!
Promontory Press – March 31, 2017:
I very much enjoyed this foray into a new philosophy. Although Dr. Colin Mallard is describing the Tao and I’m a Christian, I appreciated his eloquent, poetic interpretation of the “Tao Te Ching”. It was fascinating to see the similarities between Dr. Mallard’s beliefs and my own, as both Tao and Christianity encourage the wisdom of humility, of letting go of one’s self, of accepting that there is something greater beyond ourselves, and that there is a single, ultimate truth that can be grasped if only we let go of the trappings of this mortal world. A bit more understanding between belief systems is rarely a bad thing, and this book is a beautiful expression of belief that can be appreciated by all.
– Heather Westing, Goodreads Reviewer
What a wonderful book. I love pondering each day one or more of the reflections.
Such a great way to start the day.
– Joyce, Amazon Reviewer
This is the most treasured book I have. It combines beautiful poetry with the essence of Lao Tzu’s words. The more I read it the more I love it. If you want to find peace this is the place.
The photographs are sublime and make the pages a perfect setting for the poems.
Here’s an example
Mystery wrapped in mystery
The great Tao dreams
And life takes form
– Val Walton, Amazon Reviewer
An absolutely beautiful book. Colin Mallard’s poetic interpretation of the Tao Te Ching is both profound and accessible, and I thoroughly enjoyed poring over each verse. I’d already spent time admiring the photos that form an integral part of this work, and then I discovered that these were taken by the author himself. Highly recommended.
– Bennett Coles, Publisher
A wonderful translation of Lao Tzu, beautifully presented with the author’s photographs. This is a book I refer to day after day. It is a treasure.
– Pattie, Goodreads Reviewer
a wonderful reference for self and life reflection. Lao Tzu’s writings are truly timeless and Colin Mallard has done an excellent job presenting them in text and format.
– Kate Jones, Goodreads Reviewer
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