God: A Story of Revelation; Deepak Chopra, Harper Collins, Rs. 499.

Our experience of God evolves through crisis, both inner and outer. Throughout history, every conception of God expanded human awareness and helped to answer the burning questions at the heart of our daily struggle. Deepak Chopra takes us on a journey through history as we come to understand God through the lives of some celebrated saints and sages.

From Socrates to Joan of Arc, Rumi to Baal Shem Tov, Thomas the Apostle to Einstein, God emerges in times of conflict and sheds light. While Gods wisdom was often ignored and very often betrayed, we witness first hand how his presence and influence evolved over time and in so doing experience the great inrush of spirit that arrives and turns confusion and conflict into clarity and inspiration. In the end, God: A Story of Revelation is about our very human journey to know and understand the divine.

Killing Us Softly : The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine; Paul Offit, Harper Collins, Rs. 350.

About half a century ago, acupuncture, homeopathy, naturopathy, Chinese herbs, Christian exorcism, dietary supplements, chiropractic manipulations and traditional Indian remedies were considered to be on the fringes of medicine. Now, these practices known as alternative, complementary, holistic, and integrative medicine have joined the mainstream. But, as Paul Offit reveals, alternative medicine is an unregulated industry under no legal obligation to prove its claims or admit its risks and can actually be harmful to our health. In Killing Us Softly he exposes how.

Homeopathic asthma preparations and bogus cancer cures have replaced life-saving medicines.

Indian remedies contain dangerous quantities of heavy metals.

Chinese herbs have caused kidney failure and bone marrow suppression; and much more

Using dramatic real-life stories, Dr. Offit separates the sense from the nonsense, showing why any therapy alternative or traditional should be scrutinised. As he writes, there’s no such thing as alternative medicine. There’s only medicine that works and medicine that doesn’t.

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