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First Published in Britain, they're wildly popular, although some pundits raised doubts about them. No, it's not the Harry Potter books. It's "Pocket Canons"—individual books of the Bible, each with an introduction by a different celebrity. Presented in the King James Version, more than a million copies have been sold in Britain. The books are being introduced in the United States by Grove Press.

Among the celebrities participating are Doris Lessing (book of Ecclesiastes), Nick Cave (Mark's Gospel), the Dalai Lama (the Epistle of James), and U2's Bono (Psalms).

Wisdom may be Defined as useful knowledge with a long shelf life. There is a close link among data, information, knowledge, and wisdom.... [W]e start with wisdom, and that provides the framework within which to manage knowledge, and so on.... Without an effective base at one level, it is impossible to manage effectively the next layer up."

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Let's end mob violence
August 21, 2000

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