Conversations, Reading Guides, VOLUME 12

Best TED Talks that will Transform Our Imaginations! [Videos]

Love them or hate them, TED Talks play a crucial role in curating vital ideas in culture of the present! Here are some of the best TED talks that challenge us to transform our imaginations, the ways that we think and talk about the world and ultimately the ways we live within it.

 
TED Talks also offer a superb opportunity for authors to present sharply a key idea from a new or forthcoming book, and therefore serve as brief and pointed introductions to these books.
 

We hope you enjoy these TED talks (some of which you may have seen before, but are well-worth re-watching!)

 
 

10. David Whyte
“A lyrical bridge between
past, present and future”

Book: Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words

With his signature charm and searching insight, David Whyte meditates on the frontiers of the past, present and future, sharing two poems inspired by his niece’s hike along El Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain.



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C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com


One Comment

  1. Thanks for the TED talk videos. I hear them on NPR. This is a treat to see the people giving the talks. Glad for them anytime.