The Book of Joy is the result of conversations over a week’s time between these two spiritual leaders. The theme of the book is the belief that loving your neighbor or simply everyone is the core of joy. Both Nobel Peace Laureates wrestle with the question: How do we find joy in the face of life’s inevitable suffering? With candor, humor, and a few tears the two good friends share their experiences and insights. The reader witnesses the resulting strong bond between the Buddhist and the Christian. Suggestions for prayer and meditation conclude the book.