Author(s): Brad Warner
Warner stage dives into the Sam Harris, Karen Armstrong, Christopher Hitchens mosh pit of the God or no God debate--and body surfs up with a typically provocative perspective. The fact that the book's title is Warner's mis-remembrance of a Zen monk's quote is emblematic of his profoundly engaging and idiosyncratic take on the ineffable power of the "ground of all being."
"At times in my life I've been an atheist, a Bible study teacher, a lover of quantum mechanics, and a believer that the universe is older and vaster than anything I could imagine. This book reflects the paradox of being a human interested in anything that might be divine."
-- Moby, musician and recording artist
"Insightful, refreshing, serious, humorous, and enjoyable, "There Is No God and He Is Always with You" takes a deep dive into the actual meaning of the word God and how it can be as useful for Zen Buddhists and atheists as for monotheists."
-- David Chadwick, author of "Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki"
"Brad Warner frames Buddhism with something that touches my soul on the very deepest level -- humor!"
-- Vicky Jenson, director of "Shrek" and "Shark Tale"
Brad Warner, a Soto Zen monk and teacher, is also a punk bassist, filmmaker, and popular blogger. He is the author of "Hardcore Zen, Sit Down and Shut Up, Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate, " and "Sex, Sin, and Zen." A documentary about him is forthcoming from Pirooz Kalayeh, the director of "Shoplifting from American Apparel." Warner lives in Los Angeles.