Taoist Books Currently under Review

The following books—with a couple of exceptions—are about Taoism and express different points of view. The books that are not about Taoism (Louv’s Last Child in the Woods, Eisler’s The Chalice and the Blade) express a related, compatible, or otherwise—with respect to understanding Taoism—helpful point of view. Some, if not most, of these books have been recommended by Paulie Zink in his Yoga Teacher Certification Program. In addition to these I have been reading on Taoism more broadly.
John Blofeld. Taoism: The Road to Immortality. Shambhala, 2000.
Ralph Alan Dale. Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: A New Translation and Commentary. Cover and text photographs by John Cleare. Barnes & Noble Books, 2004.
Riane Eisler. The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future. Harper Collins, 1987.
Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English. Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: A New Translation. Random House (Vintage Books), 1972.
Min Jiayin, editor-in-chief of the Chinese Partnership Research Group. The Chalice and the Blade in Chinese Culture: Gender Relations and Social Models. China Social Science Publishing House, 1995.
Greg Johanson and Ron Kurtz. Grace Unfolding: Psychotherapy in the Spirit of the Tao-te ching. Brush paintings and calligraphy by Charles Chu. Bell Tower, 1991.
Benjamin Hoff. The Tao of Pooh. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. Penguin Books, 1982.
Livia Kohn and Robin R. Wang (editors). Internal Alchemy: Self, Society, and the Quest for Immortality. Three Pines Press, 2009.
Richard Louv. Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2008.
Thomas Merton, The Way of Chuang Tzu. New Directions, 1969.
Stephen Mitchell. Tao Te Ching: A New English Version, with Foreword and Notes.  Harper and Row, 1988.
Hua-Ching Ni. The Complete Works of Lao Tzu: Tao Teh Ching and Hua Hu Ching: A New Enlightening Translation and Elucidation. SevenStar Communications, 1995.
R. L. Wing. The Tao of Power: Lao Tzu’s Classic Guide to Leadership, Influence, and Excellence: A New Translation of the Tao Te Ching.  Doubleday & Company (A Dolphin Book), 1986.
Eva Wong. Lieh-Tzu: A Taoist Guide to Practical Living. Shambhala, 2001.
Eva Wong. The Shambhala Guide to Taoism. Shambhala, 1997.
Lu K’uan Yü (Charles Luk). Taoist Yoga: Alchemy and Immortality. Weiser Books, 1973.

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