Now I'm getting the chance to read books I didn't have time for before. Think of me whenever you see the slogan "So many books, so little time!" Now I've got the time.  Cheers, Fred.

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Eternal Life: A New Vision: Beyond Religion, Beyond Theism, Beyond Heaven and Hell

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Book Number: 
693
Date Fred Read: 
February 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
John Shelby Spong
Total Pages: 
239
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2009

John Shelby Spong is a retired bishop of the Episcopal Church. From 1979 to 2000 he was Bishop of Newark. He is a liberal Christian theologian, religion commentator and author. He calls this book his spiritual autobiography. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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Why Priests? A Failed Tradition

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Book Number: 
692
Date Fred Read: 
February 2017
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Garry Wills
Total Pages: 
290
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year: 
2013

Garry Wills is a professor of history emeritus at Northwestern University. This gift book was a NYT bestseller. He has written many acclaimed and bestselling books, including What Jesus Meant, What Paul Meant, What the Gospels Meant, and Why I Am a Catholic. He is a Pulitzer Prize winner. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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How to Read the Bible & Still Be a Christian: Is God Violent? An Exploration from Genesis to Revelation

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Book Number: 
691
Date Fred Read: 
February 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Total Pages: 
246
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2015

John Dominic Crossan, professor emeritus at DePaul University, is widely regarded as a foremost historical Jesus scholar of our time. He is the author of several bestselling books. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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Learning to Walk in the Dark

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Book Number: 
690
Date Fred Read: 
February 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Total Pages: 
191
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2014

Barbara Brown Taylor spent fifteen years in parish ministry before becoming the Butman Professor of Religion at Piedmont College, where she has taught world religions since 1998. She lives on a working farm in rural north Georgia with her husband Ed. (For her books I’ve read, click on her name.)  Read more

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The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us

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Book Number: 
689
Date Fred Read: 
January 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Diane Ackerman
Total Pages: 
310
Publisher: 
Headline
Year: 
2014

Diane Ackerman has been the finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in addition to many other awards and recognitions for her work, which include the best-selling The Zookeeper's Wife and A Natural History of the Senses. This is a book I was wise enough to give to myself.  Read more

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Top Brain, Bottom Brain: Surprising Insights into How You Think

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Book Number: 
688
Date Fred Read: 
January 2017
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Stephen M. Kosslyn
Author: 
G. Wayne Miller
Total Pages: 
181
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year: 
2013

Stephen M. Kosslyn, founding dean of the Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institue, had academic director positions at Stanford and Harvard, and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. G. Wayne Miller, staff writer at the Providence Journal. Both have written several books.  Read more

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Einstein's Essays in Science

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Book Number: 
687
Date Fred Read: 
January 2017
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Albert Einstein
Total Pages: 
128
Publisher: 
Dover Publications
Year: 
2009

Besides his research that culminated in acclaimed theories of relativity, Albert Einstein (1879-1955) lectured at universities around the world. He received numerous awards and honorary doctorate degrees in science, medicine, and philosophy.  Read more

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Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World

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Book Number: 
686
Date Fred Read: 
January 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Thomas Cahill
Total Pages: 
310
Publisher: 
Anchor Books
Year: 
2013

Thomas Cahill, author of the bestselling Hinges of History (6 volumes as of 2013), published to great acclaim and translated into several languages. The first 4 volumes were bestsellers. This is volume VI. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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Christ Actually: Reimagining Faith in the Modern Age

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Book Number: 
685
Date Fred Read: 
January 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
James Carroll
Total Pages: 
284
Publisher: 
Penguin Books
Year: 
2014

James Carroll, author of 18 books, is a journalist for the Boston Globe. His memoir, An American Requiem received the 1996 National Book Award in nonfiction. His book Constantine’s Sword was a NYT bestseller and a 2001 Best Book by the LA Times.  Read more

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On Death & Dying: What the Dying Have to Teach Doctors, Nurses, Clergy & Their Own Families

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Book Number: 
684
Date Fred Read: 
December 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Total Pages: 
262
Publisher: 
Scribner
Year: 
2014

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (1926-2004) was a Swiss-American psychiatrist, a pioneer in near-death studies and wrote On Death and Dying (1969) - her groundbreaking book on the five stages of grief. This is an anniversary edition of her seminal work.  Read more

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