Tao Te Ching: A New English Verision by Lao Tzu, translation by Stephen Mitchell

This is one of those go-to books that I constantly revisit whenever I think I need to rebalance my life and outlook.  This new translation is consistent with previous versions I’ve encountered, and it does add a little something extra that makes it come alive at the same time.  It’s a minimalist approach that gives maximum weight to the meaning of the words chosen.

For those who’ve not encountered the Tao… sadly, I can explain no further, for the Tao that can be explained is not the true Tao.  I would suggest merely that if you’re interested on some level, heed the call and allow this book in.  It will change your life.

5 stars