Chop Wood, Carry Water contains much ancient wisdom, but the emphasis is on contemporary perceptions. Many of our guides have been known to humanity for millennia: they are the world's great spiritual teachers --Christ, the Buddha, Lao Tse, Confuscius. Others are contemporary teachers and healers, widely recognized and respected. All offer ways to integrate the events of modern living - our work and play, our efforts at health and learning, our focus on relationships and family, our struggle with technology, money, politics, and more-into the quest for spiritual fulfillment. SC, 286 pages.