Becoming Wise: An Inquiry Into the Mystery and Art of Living

A New York Times bestselling book by Krista Tippett

“I’m not sure there’s such a thing as the cultural ‘center,’ nor that it’s very interesting if it exists. But left of center and right of center, in the expansive middle and heart of our life together, most of us have some questions left alongside our answers, some curiosity alongside our convictions. This book is for people who want to take up the great questions of our time with imagination and courage, to nurture new realities in the spaces we inhabit, and to do so expectantly and with joy.”

First published in hardcover in April 2016, Becoming Wise spoke with prescience to deepening social fractures. Yet as the book also reveals, fracture is not the whole story of our time. Krista explores how wisdom emerges through the raw materials of the everyday – the words we use, the bodies we inhabit, the many kinds of love we know, the faith we carry, the reality-based hope we can choose. She insists on the possibility of virtue in personal life and common life, with civility and love as muscular public practices. And, accompanied by a cross-disciplinary dream team of a teaching faculty, she shows us how.

Becoming Wise is available in hardcover, paperback, audiobook and e-book formats. The deluxe e-book gives readers access to five hours of Krista’s interviews with more than forty guests.

Any book-related queries, or requests for interviews with Krista Tippett can be directed to Brian Carmody. at press@onbeing.org.

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