Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung?: Inspiring Stories for Welcoming Life’s Difficulties by Ajahn Brahm.
Wisdom Publications, Somerville, MA. 2005; 288
pages, ISBN 0861712781, paper, $15.95.
An inspiring collection of 108 stories from an English Buddhist monk, trained in Thailand and now resident in Western Australia. Brahm is renowned for his wonderful sense of humor and the philosophical depth of his deceptively simple and homespun stories. It is the sort of book that is very easy to read and can be kept at the bedside and dipped into at any point to comfort and inspire. Many stories are true-to-life tales that help us to develop a deeper understanding of mindfulness, compassion, and wisdom. After reading this book we will all open the doors of our hearts to more goodness, kindness, and happiness.
– Andrew Rooke (Theosophy Downunder,