Law Religion Culture Review

Exploring the intersections of law, religion and culture. Copyright by Richard J. Radcliffe. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Book Reviews, Part II.

Got Phil Jackson's, The Last Season: A Team in Search of its Soul. The book is surprisingly frank about the inner workings of a team, including players, coaches and executives. If you are a Lakers fan, I recommend it as interesting reading about the team's dynamics and dysfunctions during the season. If you want to learn more about coaching theory and practice, I would recommend Jackson's Sacred Hoops. Among other things, he describes his religious views, which are fairly syncretistic and eclectic. He draws together strands of Christianity, Buddhism and Native American thought. I agree that the principles of such seemingly disparate religions are not mutually exclusive. For another book that marries religious thinking across lines, see The Art of Happiness by the Dali Lama and Dr. Cutler (a psychiatrist).