Message From the Sparrows
"Taylor Morris loves Whitman and Nastuddin, these students, and the heart-wakenings that come in conversation. This is living Sufism and wonderful sohbet (Sohbet: free-wheeling mystical exchange of views)."
-- Coleman Barks, Sufi teacher and translator of Rumi
"Taylor Morris is tackling the biggest mystery of all, life and how we attempt to understand its design and purpose. Through student dialogues exploring Sufi stories, he allows us to find our own clues. In the hands of a talented writer like Taylor Morris, this very readable journey is a joy and a marvelous undertaking. My only regret is that he hadn't written sooner."
-- Jake Eaton
"Message from the Sparrows is a good book for our generation because it gives a different perspective, a different viewpoint--our own! It's easy to read and very insightful."
-- June Sczmecki
"This book is written for anybody who has ever had the feeling that there is 'something else' they've been missing. I can't think of one person who wouldn't benefit from reading Message from the Sparrows, although everyone who reads it will be forced to re-think and review, and maybe revise everything that they thought they knew."
-- Aimee Miller
"Why would a mystery writer read Message from the Sparrows? Because Taylor Morris is tackling the biggest mystery of all, life and how we attempt to understand its design and purpose. In the hands of a talented writer like Taylor Morris, this very readable journey is a joy and a marvelous undertaking."
-- Larry Maness, author of the Jake Eaton series.
"What an extraordinary, beautiful book! Somehow the word 'book' doesn't sound right because what he writes just flows from the pages without any strain. So wise, so readable, so full of remarkable literary nuggets. I would say it is the best book about education I have read, but it is not 'about' education any more than the playing of a concerto is 'about' music."
-- Howard Zinn, historian, author, professor emeritus at Boston University.
"The trajectory of each of the tales, parables, fables, myths and stories woven throughout the book is so cleverly placed and paced by Morris, that the subtlety of progression--the slow building of knowledge, of insight and wisdom--as the book unfolds toward higher and deeper consciousness is rather miraculous."
-- Alan Berliner, film-maker
"The book reads so well, it's so stirring and so amusing, that I had to make an effort not to read it at one sitting. It cuts, however, through so many layers of conventionality, that I ask myself are they going to make him drink the hemlock?"
-- Jaime de Ojeda, former Spanish Ambassador to the U.S..
"'He who tastes knows' is a Sufi aphorism that turns education upside down and makes our own experience the taproot for wisdom. I wish there were a thousand courses like this in American colleges."
-- Frederic A. Brussat, Values and Visions Reviews Service