Patheos Launches Spirituality-Focused Book Club

Through a sponsorship by HarperOne, the first Book Club selection is New York Times bestseller "Buddha," by Deepak Chopra, with a special free e-book offer

DENVER - Sep. 13, 2010 -, the world's premier online destination for global dialogue on religion and spirituality, today launched a Book Club series for readers curious about exploring faiths and traditions from across the globe.

For a limited time - through Sept. 21, 2010 - readers can receive a free e-book of the first Book Club selection, "Buddha," at participating e-book retailers.  Visit the Patheos Book Club page for links to participating retailers. 

In "Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment," bestselling author Deepak Chopra brings the Buddha to life in this gripping novel of the young prince who abandoned his inheritance to discover his true calling. This iconic journey changed the world forever, and the truths revealed continue to influence every corner of the globe today.

The launch of the Patheos Book Club is made possible through a sponsorship by HarperOne, publishers of "Buddha." As part of this sponsorship, interested participants will be entered in a drawing to win a signed, three-book set of Chopra's books on Jesus, Buddha, and his upcoming novel, "Muhammad: A Story of the Last Prophet."

With Patheos' unmatched religion resources, the Patheos Book Club is a completely unique reader experience. By using the site's extensive library, interactive lenses and learning resources, the process of reading a book becomes a deeper, more meaningful experience. Readers will be challenged to question their own beliefs and understand the beliefs of others through stories that span both the globe and centuries of time.

At, Book Club members can:

  • Join online discussion groups
  • Set up a discussion group with friends
  • Find resources on the author and the book, including Club discussion questions, an online religion library, and interactive lenses and learning resources
  • Receive special offers for book groups or for individuals wishing to join an online book group


To join the Patheos Book Club and start exploring, please visit


About Patheos:

Founded in 2008, is the premier online destination to engage in the global dialogue about religion and spirituality and to explore and experience the world's beliefs. Patheos is designed to serve as a resource for those looking to learn more about different belief systems, as well as participate in productive, moderated discussions on some of today's most talked about and debated topics.

About HarperCollins:

HarperCollins, one of the largest English-language publishers in the world, is a subsidiary of News Corporation (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A; ASX: NWS, NWSLV). Headquartered in New York, HarperCollins has publishing groups around the world including the HarperCollins General Books Group, HarperCollins Children's Books Group, Zondervan, HarperCollins UK, HarperCollins Canada, HarperCollins Australia/New Zealand and HarperCollins India. HarperCollins is a broad-based publisher with strengths in literary and commercial fiction, business books, children's books, cookbooks, mystery, romance, reference, religious and spiritual books. With nearly 200 years of history HarperCollins has published some of the world's foremost authors and has won numerous awards including the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, the Newbery Medal and the Caldecott. Consistently at the forefront of innovation and technological advancement, HarperCollins is the first publisher to digitize its content and create a global digital warehouse to protect the rights of its authors, meet consumer demand and generate additional business opportunities. You can visit HarperCollins Publishers on the Internet at

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