The Examined Life, is an inquiry into the mystery of life. Drawing upon his own experience the author describes the path of spiritual awakening in a clear and simple language, which makes it readily accessible to the average reader. Through anecdotes, parables and stories the path is made visible in its awesome simplicity and exquisite beauty.
The Examined Life, is...full of wisdom gained from a lifetime of rich personal experience...[It is] a rewarding read for anyone interested in a deep yet succinct approach to that elusive subject, 'enlightenment.' The author is careful to use language that is descriptive instead of prescriptive...the guidance and wisdom is still there for the taking; it's just not pushed on us...
The effectiveness of Mallard's presentation comes from...the plain language, that explains each philosophic concept in layman's terms. Evident also is the knack for conveying truths by means of vivid, concrete metaphors and engaging narratives (think parables).