Nominated by Shambhala Sun

Now out of print, this "conversation" between Catholic priest Berriganand Vietnamese Zen master Hanh made waves before Christian-Buddhistdialogue was fashionable; it shows the calls for peace and social justicethat lay at the heart of both Buddhism and Christianity. Author and essayist Bell Hooks numbers it among her favorites: "Even though I read a book a day, there are always books that stand out--that touch me in the very core of my being. 'The Raft is Not the Shore' ... is one such work."

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