Advance Praise


“I really enjoyed reading this book. It made me laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time—everything about David Rynick’s book is beautiful. Not only is it a work of deep wisdom, gentle humor and extraordinary clear seeing by a teacher of international renown, but an invitation for each of us to taste for ourselves what is true.” —Mark Williams, coauthor of The Mindful Way Through Depression

“David Rynick has a knack for converting Zen perspectives into beautiful prose. An extraordinarily perceptive paean to purposeful living.” —Richard Leider, bestselling author of The Power of Purpose and Repacking Your Bags

“This short book features keen observations and a gentle charm; Rynick shows an ability to find grace in the smallest detail. Brief essays look at the intricacy of living things, the rewards of family and community, and ongoing efforts to find peace in a busy life.”  Publishers Weekly,  May, 2012

“David Rynick shares a year’s worth of beautifully ordinary mind moments that carry us through the seasons to surprise, heal, and awaken. This Truth Never Fails is a gentle and lovely companion for our journey.” —Rafe Martin, author of Endless Path and The Banyan Deer

“These scenes from Rynick’s are teaching stories that take us straight back to love.” —Susan Moon, author of This is Getting Old

“David Rynick’s wisdom comes through Zen, and then takes us beyond Zen into simple, creative and joyful aliveness” —Robert A. Jonas, author of The Essential Henri Nouwen

“David’s love of nature, his warmth and compassion, his full humanity, shine forth on every page” —Paul Ropp, author of China and the World

This Truth Never Fails is full of the small bright moments that make life joyful, a book of appreciations, comforts and consolations. A loving book that makes you happy when you pick it up and read any chapter.” —John Tarrant, author of Bring me the Rhinoceros and Other Zen Koans That Will Save Your Life

David Rynick is a master of the koans of everyday life: of stuckness, impatience, and self-doubt.” —Barry Magid, author of Ending the Pursuit of Happiness

I love this book! It’s intimate, honest, real. A book to be savored a few pages at a time.” —Frank Jude Boccio, author ofMindfulness Yoga

Beautifully written.” —Cheryl Wilfong, author The Meditative Gardener

Filled with the joy of what it means to be alive.” —The Rt. Rev. Mark Beckwith, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark

“With poetic prose and deep insight, with honesty and gentle humor, Rynick teaches without teaching.” —Whitney Stewart, author of Becoming Buddha

Delightful! David Rynick brings the profound nature of our journey as humans into an everyday realness we all can relate to. He shares his personal story with disarming honesty, vulnerability, beauty, and humor. Rich and accessible.” —Claude Stein, director of The Natural Singer Workshop

Joyful, luminous, and illuminating—this book is intimacy itself.” —Prof. James Cordova PhD, author of The Marriage Checkup

Compelling and deeply touching.” —Lin Jensen, author of Deep Down Things

“Honest, practical, and humbly incisive.” —Susan Murphy, author Upside-Down Zen

This Truth Never Fails had me laugh out loud, and cry, all while filling me with wonder. This is a deeply intimate book—and an elegant and rich offering worthy of savoring.” Faith Fuller PhD, founder of CRR Global Coaching School

A lovely reminder of the simple essence of an aware life.” —Rev. Dr. Terasa G. Cooley, Director for Congregational Life, Unitarian Universalist Association

“Let this book fill your heart with gratefulness and the true wonder of what it means to being truly alive. I really love this book and I will give this as a gift to many through the years to come.” —Bob Stahl, author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook and Living With Your Heart Wide Open

A map to treasures of unsurpassable value – the extraordinary miracles that may be found in ordinary moments of life.” —Steve Flowers, author of The Mindful Path Through Shyness

“The beautifully crafted prose here bridges the distance among us. A gift to the earthly senses, this book is also a lilting song of the heart and true treasure for the mind.” —Deborah Schoberlein, author of Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness

This Truth Never Fails is a raw and tender disclosure of the interior of a true Zen life.” —Dosho Port, author of Keep Me in Your Heart A While

“David Rynick writes with the mind of a Zen teacher and the heart of a lover of the Mystery.” —James Baraz, coauthor of Awakening Joy

This Truth Never Fails is a guide to finding gratitude when you are grouchy, finding beauty when you are bitter, and finding peace when you are feeling at odds with your life.”—Michael Thompson, Ph.D., coauthor of  Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys

“I recommend David Rynick’s book to anyone wanting to feel and understand the mystery of process. This book is a basic Zen look into the essence of nature, how She unfolds to make the world what it is.” –Arnold Mindell author of ProcessMind

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