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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Cheers, Fred

Adaline Shooting Star

Book Number: 
754
Date Fred Read: 
May 2018
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Mary Pope Osborne
Total Pages: 
169
Publisher: 
Scholastic Press
Year: 
2000

Mary Pope Osborne is the author of many distinguished books, in almost every genre, for children and young adults. She is a past president of the Author’s Guild. This book was loaned to me by the girl I mentioned in book 753. I loaned her 'The New World of Mr. Tompkins' (book 471).  Read more

A Wrinkle in Time

Book Number: 
753
Date Fred Read: 
May 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Total Pages: 
245
Publisher: 
Square Fish
Year: 
2007

This is the first book by Madeleine L’ Engle (1918 – 2007) of her ‘classic’ Time Quintet. A Wrinkle in Time was a best seller, won the 1963 Newbery Medal, and was made into a movie. It is a fantasy novel, but it has also been called a science fiction novel. An amazing third-grade girl who is very interested in math and science loaned me this book. In turn I loaned her Magnitude: The Scale of the Universe (book 745).  Read more

A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life

Book Number: 
752
Date Fred Read: 
May 2018
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
William Law
Total Pages: 
158
Publisher: 
Westminster Press
Year: 
1968

This devotional classic, written by William Law (1686 – 1761), an eloquent religious teacher of the eighteenth century, was designed to prod indifferent Christians into making an honest effort to live up to what they professed to believe. It has been appreciated in every succeeding generation because of its innate vigor and virility.  Read more

The Power of the Spirit

Book Number: 
751
Date Fred Read: 
April 2018
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
William Law
Total Pages: 
151
Publisher: 
Gideon House Books
Year: 
2017

William Law (1686 – 1761) was one of the great clerics and educators of the Church of England. Educated at Cambridge, he was ordained there in the Church of England. The best known and most popular book he wrote was "A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life." Book 751 was first printed in 1895 to stress Law’s conviction that continuous operation of the Holy Spirit that dwells within you is necessary for your salvation.  Read more

The Fairness Instinct: The Robin Hood Mentality and Our Biological Nature

Book Number: 
750
Date Fred Read: 
April 2018
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
L.Sun
Total Pages: 
282
Publisher: 
Prometheus Books
Year: 
2013

L. Sun is a professor of biology at Central Washington University. He first studied biology and animal ecology and then he focused on zoology and animal behavior. Co-author of two books, this is his first book as the sole author.  Read more

Unbelievable: Why Neither Ancient Creeds Nor the Reformation Can Produce a Living Faith Today

Book Number: 
749
Date Fred Read: 
April 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
John Shelby Spong
Total Pages: 
287
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2018

John Shelby Spong was the Episcopal Bishop of Newark, NJ, for 24 years before retiring in 2000. A leading spokesperson for liberal Christianity, he appeared on 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, FOX News Live, and Extra. This book is based on the William Belden Noble lectures he delivered at Harvard. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

Make a Difference: Following Your Passion and Finding Your Place to Serve

Book Number: 
748
Date Fred Read: 
April 2018
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
James A. Harnish
Total Pages: 
153
Publisher: 
Abingdon Press
Year: 
2017

James A. Harnish, author of numerous books and Bible studies, a pastor and elder in the United Methodist Church, served for 42 years in Florida. This book is for anyone desiring to take a next step in discipleship and engage in God’s work in the world. It was used for a 6-week Lenten study in my church.  Read more

No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters

Book Number: 
747
Date Fred Read: 
April 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Ursula K. Le Guin
Total Pages: 
125
Publisher: 
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Year: 
2017

Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018) was the widely acclaimed author of more than thirty books of fiction, science fiction, poetry, and essays. This book of essays is a reflection of her life as an author, written during her final year. (For her books I've reviewed, click on her name.)  Read more

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Book Number: 
746
Date Fred Read: 
March 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Total Pages: 
326
Publisher: 
Mariner
Year: 
2006

Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of the novels Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and a work of nonfiction, Eating Animals. His books have won numerous awards and were translated into 36 languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.  Read more

Magnitude: The Scale of the Universe

Book Number: 
745
Date Fred Read: 
March 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Megan Watzke
Author: 
Kimberly Arcand
Total Pages: 
157
Publisher: 
Black Dog & Leventhal
Year: 
2017

Kimberly Arcand is the visualization lead for the NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, specializing in image and measurement research. Megan Watzke is press officer for Chandra, specializing in communicating astronomy with the public.  Read more

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