By Jennifer Hancock
This book is written to provide a quick overview of the philosophy of Humanism for the average Joe or Jane. I don’t care which actually because I’m a Humanist and I don’t judge people based on their gender or skin color or any other arbitrary characteristic. So, let’s revise that introductory statement. This book is for the average human, regardless of his or her name, who wants to learn more about Humanism.
Humanism is one of the most influential and yet most maligned philosophies of all time. Unfortunately, most people don’t know anything about it. To make matters worse, there are a lot of people who are already Humanists and just don’t know it yet because no one has ever taken the time to properly introduce them to the philosophy.
I intend to change that with this book. Consider yourself introduced.
By sharing her pragmatic Humanist approach to living life fully and intentionally, Jennifer Hancock has transformed the lives of those who have been touched by her work. By encouraging people be the best, most ethical humans they can be, she consistently challenges people to think about and question who they are, what they are and more importantly, how they want to be.
She is one of the few individuals in America who was raised as a Humanist and she brings her delightful sense of humor, creativity, and compassion combined with a no-nonsense approach to all of her work and her coaching. She will help you focus on what really matters in your life and will teach you the practical skills you need to live your life the way you know you should be: ethically, compassionately and responsibly.
"I probably could have read this book more quickly, but had to frequently pause to yell 'Yes!' at it. Memories of my reactions to past situations aligning to her description of the humanist 'life stance' (great term), her mention of my personal heros as humanists, and the complete agreement for the mandate of education and critical thinking in one's life - all made me realize I'm a humanist. Can't believe it's taken this long to find a name for my philosophy of life.
Succinct, easily digestible, and quite thought provoking. I definitely recommend this quick primer to anyone who knows they are compassionate and moral, but who hasn't found a place in religion."