Book Review: SoulPancake by Rainn Wilson

Book cover of SoulPancake by Rainn WilsonSoulPancake: Chew on Life’s Big Questions by Rainn Wilson (2012)
197 pages
Goodreads Summary: Somewhere over the course of history, chewing on Life’s Big Questions lost its cool factor. Fortunately for mankind, Rainn Wilson (best known for playing Dwight Schrute on NBC’s The Office) and a bunch of his friends are on a mission to change that.

CAN MEN AND WOMEN REALLY BE “JUST FRIENDS?

IF YOU ONLY HAD ONE HOUR LEFT TO LIVE, HOW WOULD YOU SPEND IT?

WHAT PARALYZES YOUR CREATIVITY? WHAT FUELS IT?

Based on the wildly successful website SoulPancake.com, this book urges you to explore philosophy, creativity, spirituality, love, truth, science, and so much more. With bold questions, intriguing challenges, and mind-bending art, SoulPancake creates a space for you to stimulate your brain stem, spark your soul, and figure out what it means to be human.

I adore reading books on spirituality and any that address what this book refers to as “life’s big questions.”  When I found out Rainn Wilson had a book I knew I had to read it. I’d heard of him and SoulPancake when he was on Oprah a few years back talking about it.

This book isn’t preachy and doesn’t even give a perspective on things.  It’s just full of intriguing questions that get you thinking and lots of interesting quotes.  It’s more like a graphic novel too in that it has mostly pictures.  So it’s a quick, fun, and easy read that gives you a lot of food for thought.

I can see this making a great coffee-table book or something to discuss with friends.  I got this book from the library so couldn’t write in it but there were sections for you to make lists and do some writing to answer questions for yourself.  This book was so fun and I’d recommend it to anyone, even if they’re not that interested in spirituality or discovering the meaning of life.

My Rating:  ★★★☆☆

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