From Meshel: Heart of Buddha’s Teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh is a wonderfull intro to Buddhism for anyone who’s interested in taking their studies a bit further. It’s written for beginners, so it’s very easy to understand, but Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most respected Buddhist scholars in the world, so you know it’s solid. By the time you finish this book, you’ll know what Buddhism is about.
The official blurb: In The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching, Thich Nhat Hanh brings his gift of clear and poetic expression to an explanation of the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path, and other basic Buddhist teachings. Thich Nhat Hanh’s extraordinary contribution to Buddhism and to life is the way he makes these teachings and practices accessible to everyone, showing us how the very suffering that is holding us down can be the path to our liberation.