Saturday, January 19, 2008

Home Exercise Kit for the Noggin

The Intellectual Devotional is great for tuckpointing the foundation of an education. Apparently some of the holiday elves were concerned about the condition of my education. And justifiably too. After reading the first 28 lessons of The Intellectual Devotional, I am reminded of how little I know and how much I have forgotten.

David Kidder and Noah Oppenheim have compiled 365 one page lessons drawn from history, literature, visual arts, science, music, philosophy and religion. The format is perfect for a quick read before turning the lights out. There is more than enough information on each page to illuminate and intrigue. Typically, I find myself jumping ahead to see what the next few lessons hold.

1 comment:

Atworth said...

A reader suggested Ideas: A History of Thought and Invention, from Fire to Freud by Peter Watson is another excellent book to fill the gaps of knowledge.