‘When You Hear Hoofbeats Think of a Zebra’
By Shems Friedlander (Author)
This volume is for those who seek to awaken to a life of clarity and meaning from the sleep of modern times. An American distills the ancient wisdom of the Persian Sufis, bringing spiritual insight to contemporary Western lives. Shems Friedlander has studied with Sufi sheiks throughout the Middle East. Through the retelling of the stories and his running commentary, a pattern unfolds that helps to distinguish knowledge from information, reality from imagination, and makes what seems to lie beyond our perception, understanding and belief, accessible.
This has been one of the most enjoyable books I have read over the past few years. I spent an evening reading the ancient tales to my parents, and for the first time in a very long time the evening became dawn without notice of time. I thank you Shems for this. The author's sincerity for the welfare of his audience is pouring out in every page. If you feel as though you are seeking a path to God, or just want to see life from a different angle, this book is for you. (Rabia Bajwa)
Age Group: 13 and up