I picked up a book for a pretty good price (my favorite kind of book) and found it was a true treasure on every page. If you love beautiful artwork, thoughtful, pithy writing, and learning more about Buddhism without too much dogma (or dharma), this book is for you.
Written by Tom Lowenstein, Buddhist Inspirations: Essential Philosophy, Truth and Enlightenment (Inspirations Series) explains the life of the Buddha and how he developed this way toward enlightenment, as well as healing practices, sacred symbolism, and more. Each entry is one or two pages, along with a beautiful artwork, so it is easy to read an entry or two right before bed. It is lavishly illustrated on nearly every page and I found myself contemplating the illustrations as much as I did the written entries. You will find treasures here.