The Intellectual Devotional
It's actually quite good. The premise comes from a religious devotional, where you study something new every day. ...more
This one caught my eye awhile back at the bookstore. It claimed to 'Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Roam Confidently with the Cultured Class'. I couldn't pass that up. It's actually quite good. The premise comes from a religious devotional, where you study something new every day. Here, the subjects are secular and for your education. There is one page for every day of the year. The pages follow an order. History, literature, philosophy, mathematics and science, religion, fine arts, and music are featured every week in that order. You'll start off with basics (what is a note or pitch in music, who was Aristotle) and inch towards a more complete understanding (Platonic forms and 'the cave', black holes, the Modernist movement.) All in all, very interesting, and you'll probably find yourself reading a few pages a day as they are all so interesting and quick. Nice hardcover with a fabric page marker to save your place.