Walking the Way - Praise

81 Zen Encounters with the Tao Te Ching

“Deftly written essays, snapshot vignettes of daily life lived with emotion and depth, and a poetic version of the Tao Te Ching backed by a lifetime of spiritual practice—these are the elements of a text that will inspire and awaken you like the sound of water or the calm voice of a friend. This book is to be savored.”—Norman Fischer, author of Taking Our Places: The Buddhist Path to Truly Growing Up

“Robert Rosenbaum manages to restore some of the bite to the Tao Te Ching. His humor, wisdom, personal failings, and genuine aspirations combine to make it new and make it speak to us with live words.”—Barry Magid, author of Ordinary Mind

Walking the Way is deeply thoughtful and eminently practical.”—Elana Rosenbaum, author of Here for Now

“In a world already brim-full of translations of the Tao Te Ching, one would think that there isn’t room for one more. Walking the Way, however, should immediately put such reservations at rest. To read these lovely and tender versions of this breathtaking text is in itself a process of questioning the ‘givens’ of one’s life. Combined with the profound and provocative Zen-based commentary of Robert Rosenbaum, they fold seamlessly into a book that is indispensable to any true seeker’s roadmap for the path.”—Chris Faatz, Powell’s Books

“A book full of wisdom—a gentle breeze, pointing you in new directions.”—Arthur C. Bohart, author of How Clients Make Therapy Work

“A warm, thoughtful companion for life’s journey.”—Peter Levitt, poet and author of Fingerpainting on the Moon

“Fresh and poetic. A wonderful book that brings the Tao Te Ching up close. In sharing his open-hearted love of these verses, Rosenbaum gives them to us anew, as if Lao Tzu were speaking directly to us through him.”—Susan Moon, author of This Is Getting Old: Zen Thoughts on Aging with Humor and Dignity

“A pearl of wisdom, filled with deep insights to the most fundamental issues we all encounter in our lives. You will find the truth in every paragraph, in every page of this book.”—Moshe Talmon, author of Single Session Therapy